CORING OF FROZEN GROUND BARROW, ALASKA, SPRING 1964
COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER NH
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The trangular-shaped land mass of the Barrow peninsula constitutes the northern extremity of the Arctic Coastal Plan. The near-surface sediments of the Gubik formation are a reflection of late Pleistocene events and therefore contain a valuable record of sea-level fluctuations and climatic changes. Continued investigations in Pleistocene stratigraphy along the northern coast of Alaska will provide additional information for regional and world-wide correlation of Pleistocene and recent events. Cliff exposures in the immediate Barrow area do not provide adequate sections for detailed sampling. Consequently, a coring program was chosen as an appropriate means of acquiring the desired data.
- Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy