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Turbidity-current channels in Queen Inlet, Glacier Bay, Alaska

Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences
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Abstract

Queen Inlet is unique among Glacier Bay fjords because it alone has a branching channel system incised in the Holocene sediment fill of the fjord floor. Queen Inlet and other known channel-containing fjords are marine-outwash fjords; the tidewater glacial fjords do not have steep delta fronts on which slides are generated and may not have a sufficient reservoir of potentially unstable coarse sediment to generate channel-cutting turbidity currents. Presence or absence of channels, as revealed in the ancient rock record, may be one criterion for interpreting types of fjords. -Authors

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Turbidity-current channels in Queen Inlet, Glacier Bay, Alaska
Series title Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences
Volume 26
Issue 4
Year Published 1989
Language English
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences
First page 807
Last page 820