A Review of Quaternary Investigations in Greenland
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Publisher:Research Foundation and the Insitute of Polar Studies, The Ohio State University
Citation:Weidick, Anker. 1975. A Review of Quaternary Investigations in Greenland. Institute of Polar Studies Report No. 55. Research Foundation and the Institute of Polar Studies, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 161 pages.
Series/Report no.:Institute of Polar Studies Report. 55
The Quaternary deposits of Greenland consist of two generally separately treated units: the present ice covers (essentially the Inland Ice); and the sediment deposits of the present ice-free coastal areas. In order to link together the present information of the two areas, the results of the recent investigations of the inland ice are treated in order to furnish a background for the Quaternary history of the coastland. On the Quaternary history of the coastland, emphasis is placed on the glacial history, especially deglaciation during the Holocene. In connection with the Holocene history and the landscape features thus developed, a short account is given of the investigations of the present periglacial and other Quaternary phenomena (warm springs, sulfur mounds, meteorites).
This report is also Miscellaneous Paper No. 145 of the Geological Survey of Greenland. The original report contains a map, Quaternary Map of Greenland, by the Geological Survey of Greenland. This map is not included in the digitized report, but is available for use or loan in the Goldthwait Polar Library.
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