Upper Wisconsinan submarine end moraines off Cape Ann, Massachusetts

Quaternary Research



Seismic profiles across the southwest end of Jeffreys Ledge, a bathymetric high north of Cape Ann, Massachusetts, reveal two end moraines. The moraines overlie upper Wisconsinan glacialmarine silty clay and are composed mostly of subaqueous ice-contact deposits and outwash. They were formed below sea level in water depths of as much as 120 m during fluctuations of a calving ice front. The moraines are late Wisconsinan in age and were formed after the Cambridge readvance, about 14,000 yr B.P., and before the Kennebunk readvance, about 13,000 yr B.P. They represent fluctuations of the ice front during overall retreat of Laurentide ice from the Gulf of Maine and New England. ?? 1985.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Upper Wisconsinan submarine end moraines off Cape Ann, Massachusetts
Series title Quaternary Research
DOI 10.1016/0033-5894(85)90005-5
Volume 24
Issue 2
Year Published 1985
Language English
Publisher Elsevier
Publisher location Amsterdam, Netherlands
Contributing office(s) Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description 10 p.
First page 187
Last page 196
Country United States
State Massachusetts
Other Geospatial Cape Ann
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