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Deglacial History and Relative Sea-Level Changes, Northern New England and Adjacent Canada

Product Code: USPE351
Series: GSA Special Papers
Author/Editor: Thomas K. Weddle, Michael J. Retelle
Publication Date: 07 July 2000
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GSA Special Paper 351.

Northern New England and adjacent Canada are regions critical to understanding the late glacial history of the Laurentide Ice Sheet. The importance of the deglaciation of this region to the timing of events in the midwest can be directly related to the opening of the St. Lawrence lowland to marine conditions. The 13 papers in this collection examine the coastal regions, the Gulf of Maine, and the continental shelf off of Atlantic Canada in context with new radiocarbon age analyses, providing a more detailed history of climate changes, marine transgression, emergence, and relative sea-level history. This volume complements GSA Special Paper 197, and updates work in the region from the past 15 years since publication of SP197.


Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 0-8137-2351-5
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-0-8137-2351-8
Publisher: GSA
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Weight: 1.10 kg


Preface • Changing paradigms of surficial geology in Maine: From the biblical flood to glaciation, Harold W. Borns, Jr. • Deglaciation of the Gulf of Maine, Detmar Schnitker, Daniel F. Belknap, Tania S. Bacchus, Julie K. Friez, Barbara A. Lusardi, and Daniel M. Popek • Glaciation and relative sea-level change in Maritime Canada, Rudolph R. Stea, Gordon B.J. Fader, David B. Scott, and Patrick Wu • Late Wisconsinan ice advances, ice extent, and glacial regimes interpreted from seismic data, sediment physical properties, and Foraminifera: Halibut Channel, Grand Banks of Newfoundland, Ann A.L. Miller, Gordon B.J. Fader, and Kathryn Moran • Deglaciation of western Maine, Woodrow B. Thompson • Late Quaternary morphogenesis of a marine-limit delta plain in southwest Maine, Anna K. Tary, Duncan M. Fitzgerald, and Ilya V. Buynevich • Morainal banks and the deglaciation of coastal Maine, Lewis E. Hunter and Geoffrey W. Smith • Atmospheric 14C chronology for late Wisconsinan deglaciation and sea-level change in eastern New England using varve and paleomagnetic records, John C. Ridge, Brandy A. Canwell, Meredith A. Kelly, and Sharon Z. Kelley • Deglaciation and relative sea-level chronology, Casco Bay Lowland and lower Androscoggin River valley, Maine, Michael J. Retelle and Thomas K. Weddle • Stratigraphy, paleoceanography, chronology, and environment during deglaciation of eastern Maine, Christopher C. Dorion, Gregory A. Balco, Michael R. Kaplan, Karl J. Kreutz, James D. Wright, and Harold W. Borns, Jr. • Late Wisconsinan glacial dynamics, deglaciation, and marine invasion in southern Qu?bec, Serge Occhietti, Michel Parent, William W. Shilts, Jean-Claude Dionne, ?tienne Govare, and Dominique Harmand • Relative sea-level changes in the St. Lawrence estuary from glaciation to present day, Jean-Claude Dionne • Index


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