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Quaternary Geologic Map of Connecticut and Long Island Sound Basin

Scientific Investigations Map 2784

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Abstract

The Quaternary geologic map (sheet 1) and explanatory figures and cross sections (sheet 2) portray the geologic features formed in Connecticut during the Quaternary Period, which includes the Pleistocene (glacial) and Holocene (postglacial) Epochs. The Quaternary Period has been a time of development of many details of the landscape and of all the surficial deposits. At least twice in the late Pleistocene, continental ice sheets swept across Connecticut. Their effects are of pervasive importance to the present occupants of the land. The Quaternary geologic map illustrates the geologic history and the distribution of depositional environments during the emplacement of glacial and postglacial surficial deposits and the landforms resulting from those events.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Quaternary Geologic Map of Connecticut and Long Island Sound Basin
Series title:
Scientific Investigations Map
Series number:
2784
ISBN:
0607984600
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2005
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Contributing office(s):
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
5 maps on 2 sheets : col. ; 106 x 136 cm. and 34 x 42 cm., sheets 117 x 168 cm. and 99 x 139 cm., folded in envelope 30 x 23 cm. + 1 pamphlet (iv, 72 p. : ill., map ; 28 cm.); Includes text, 2 colored cross sections, 3 diagrams, and 8 colored photos
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25000