Laurentide ice sheet

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Laurentide ice sheet

[lȯr·ən‚tīd ′īs ‚shēt]
(hydrology)
A major recurring glacier that at its maximum completely covered North America east of the Rockies from the Arctic Ocean to a line passing through the vicinity of New York, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Kansas City, and the Dakotas.
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The concept of local glacier divides was to suffer much in later studies, particularly by New Englanders such as Goldthwait (O-1924) in Nova Scotia and Flint (O-1951) over the wider region of Appalachian America, who both argued for Laurentide glaciation as documented in their home region.
Chalmers' work in Quebec can be seen as seminal also, as far as it concerned i) the absence of evidence of Laurentide glaciation on the south side of the lower St.