Glaciotectonic Landforms and Structures

Glaciotectonic Landforms and Structures

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  • Hardback | 206 pages
  • 162.56 x 241.3 x 20.32mm | 544.31g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1989 ed.
  • X, 206 p.
  • 0792301005
  • 9780792301004

Table of contents

1. Nature of glaciotectonism.- Historical development.- Definition of glaciotectonism.- Glaciotectonic structures.- Glaciotectonic landforms.- 2. Hill-hole pair.- Wolf Lake, Alberta, Canada.- Herschel Island, Yukon, Canada.- Eyjabakkajoekull, Iceland.- 3. Large composite-ridges.- Mons Klint, Denmark.- Dirt Hills and Cactus Hills, Saskatchewan, Canada.- Prophets Mountains, North Dakota, United States.- 4. Small composite-ridges.- Brandon Hills, Manitoba, Canada.- Utrecht Ridge, the Netherlands.- Vatnajoekull, Iceland.- Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Norway.- 5. Cupola-hills.- Ristinge Klint, Langeland, Denmark.- Gay Head, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, United States.- Hvideklint, Mon, Denmark.- 6. Megablocks and rafts.- Esterhazy, Saskatchewan, Canada.- Southern Alberta, Canada.- Kvarnby, Skane, Sweden.- 7. Diapirs, intrusions and wedges.- Kansas Drift, Kansas, United States.- Herdla Moraines, Norway.- Systofte, Falster, Denmark.- 8. Applied glaciotectonics.- Highwall failure, Highvale Coal Mine, Alberta, Canada.- Highway construction, Maymount, Saskatchewan, Canada.- Diatomite quarries, Fur, Denmark.- 9. Distribution of glaciotectonic phenomena.- Continent-scale distribution.- Regional distribution.- Model for lobate pattern of glaciotectonism.- Kineto-stratigraphy.- 10. Dynamism of glaciotectonic deformation.- Fundamental cause of glaciotectonism.- Initiation of thrust faulting.- Continuation of thrust faulting.- Scale models of glaciotectonism.- 11. Glaciotectonic analogs.- Mississippi Delta mudlumps, Mississippi, United States.- Thin-skinned thrusting.- Convergent plate boundary.
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`... it can be recommended as a useful source of reference.'
Journal of Quaternary Science, 5:3
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