North America and Adjacent Oceans During the Last...

Full Title: North America and Adjacent Oceans During the Last Deglaciation

Editor: W. F. Ruddiman and H. E. Wright Jr.

Most Quaternary sediments in North America north of 45°N post-date the last deglaciation. This volume looks at those extensive deposits from the standpoints of timing, cause, and mechanism of the wastage of North American ice during the last deglaciation and the accompanying environmental changes in the nonglaciated and deglaciated areas. It particularly examines the mechanisms by which a mass of ice equivalent to 100 m of global sea-level was returned to the ocean within about 8,000 years. A truly comprehensive synthesis of marine and terrestrial information in 22 chapters grouped into five sections: Chronology of Disintegration of the North American Ice Sheets, Ice Core and Other Glaciological Data, the Nonglacial Physical Record on the Continent, Biological Record on the Continent, and Analysis and Summary. Includes two oversize color plates showing time-series maps of pollen densities and vegetation changes since 18 ka. Published as part of the Decade of North American Geology (DNAG) Geology of North America series.

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Published: 1/01/1987

ISBN Number: 0813752035

Pages: 501

Product Category: EBooks