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Quaternary geology of the Kenai Lowland and glacial history of the Cook Inlet region, Alaska

Professional Paper 443

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Abstract

The Kenai Lowland is part of the Cook Inlet Lowland physiographic subprovince that borders Cook Inlet, a major marine reentrant along the Pacific Ocean coastline of south-central Alaska. The Cook Inlet Lowland occupies a structural trough underlain by rocks of Tertiary age and mantled by Quaternary deposits of varying thicknesses. The bordering high alpine mountains—the Aleutian and Alaska Ranges to the northwest and north and the Talkeetna, Chugach, and Kenai Mountains to the northeast and southeast—are underlain by rocks of Mesozoic and older ages.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Quaternary geology of the Kenai Lowland and glacial history of the Cook Inlet region, Alaska
Series title:
Professional Paper
Series number:
443
Year Published:
1964
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Government Printing Office
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Description:
Report: iv, 69 p.; 7 Plates: 36.00 x 32.50 inches or smaller