Accession Number:

ADA036246

Title:

Glacial Erosion by the Laurentide Ice Sheet and Its Relationship to Ice, Topographic and Bedrock Conditions.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. Sep 75-Sep 76,

Corporate Author:

ABERDEEN UNIV (SCOTLAND) DEPT OF GEOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

98.0

Abstract:

The aim of this project was to map and analyse landscapes of glacial erosion associated with the Laurentide ice sheet and to relate them to the main variables affecting glacial erosion basal thermal regime of the ice sheet, the topography and geology of the bed. A reconstruction of the basal thermal regime of the Laurentide ice sheet was carried out using and adapting a model developed for existing ice sheets. Using Landsat imagery, maps of landscapes of glacial erosion were compiled for the whole of the Laurentide ice sheet area with more detailed maps for the eastern Canadian Arctic. A conceptual model is developed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE