OSU Navigation Bar

The Ohio State University University Libraries Knowledge Bank

Pedologic Evidence of Two Major Pre-Illinoian Glaciations Near Cleves, Ohio

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/22945

Show full item record

Files Size Format View
V083N4_168.pdf 888.8Kb PDF View/Open

Title: Pedologic Evidence of Two Major Pre-Illinoian Glaciations Near Cleves, Ohio
Creators: Norton, L. D.; Hall, George F.; Goldthwait, Richard P.
Issue Date: 1983-09
Citation: The Ohio Journal of Science. v83, n4 (September, 1983), 168-176
Abstract: Glacial derived materials of a pre-Illinoian age rarely are observed in Ohio. In this study a multiple till/outwash exposure was sampled and analyzed pedologically in detail. Based on the weathering of the soils developed in the exposure and other geomorphic relationships, it was concluded that 2 episodes of soil formation had occurred in pre-Illinoian glacial materials. Physical, chemical, mineralogical and micromorphological investigations of the soils formed in these materials demonstrated they had formed under different drainage conditions. Apparently, much of the dissection in the area had occurred after formation of the older soil. The occurrence of 2 glacial sequences of pre-Illinoian age in the Cleves exposure fit the classic count-back sequence of continental glaciations and can be considered as Kansan and Nebraskan in age.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/22945
ISSN: 0030-0950
Bookmark and Share