Accession Number:

ADA048472

Title:

Sediment Distribution Processes in Glacier-Fed Lakes and Deltas.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jun 74-15 Sep 77,

Corporate Author:

ILLINOIS UNIV AT CHICAGO CIRCLE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

Several glacier-fed lakes were investigated in order to better understand the relationships between inflow properties, various physical characteristics of the lakes, and the processes and patterns of sedimentation within the lakes. The lakes are all located in mountainous terraines in Banff and Yoho National Parks near the Alberta-British Columbia border in western Canada. The lakes are all relatively small less than 5 km long and are fed by overland meltwater streams draining alpine glaciers. The field work was begun in the summer of 1973. This report presents a brief summary of the methodology and principal results of the project. Detailed results have been, and will be, published in professional journals. A total of eight lakes were investigated, four of them in detail Hector, Bow, Peyto, Lower Waterfowl. These lakes are each characterized by one of three kinds of suspended sediment transport patterns that were recognized in this study overflowinterflow, underflow, and homogeneous dispersal.

Subject Categories:

  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE