glacial geology


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glacial geology

[¦glā·shəl jē′äl·ə·jē]
(geology)
The study of land features resulting from glaciation.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The dataset includes information on the types of glacial geology in Ohio, such as outwash plains, glacial tills, and geologic ages of surficial glacial materials.
Existing glacial geology interpretations for southeastern Livingston County, Michigan rely on 1:125,000 scale mapping by Russell and Leverett (1908).
Diamicton, a glacial geology term, refers to unsorted or poorly sorted deposits that are massive to crudely stratified and consist of a poorly sorted matrix with large clasts (< 2 mm) dispersed throughout.
Agriculture will be a prime beneficiary of a recently launched, 17-year effort to produce three-dimensional maps of the glacial geology of the central Great Lakes region.
He set in out in a systematic, scientific manner to find the source of the boulders using the principles of glacial geology. Prior to visiting the site, Prest measured the directions of glacial striae on bedrock throughout the area to get an idea of the local directions of glacial movement.
McMurdo Station is an American base that supports the National Science Foundation's research in marine and terrestrial biology, biomedicine, geology and geophysics, glaciology and glacial geology, meteorology, aeronomy, and upper atmosphere physics.
Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve protects a diverse "cultural landscape" of coasts and pastures, glacial geology and Indian prehistory, an 1850s seaport village, and military forts.
In the front matter is a listing of entries according to the following themes: continents and continental processes, crustal and surface features, earth history and stratigraphy, eruptions, geomorphology, glacial geology, mountains and mountain ranges, oceanic crust, paleontology and the fossil record, and volcanology and volcanic processes.
Topics addressed by the various papers include origin of the term Quaternary, several biographies, the history of ideas in regional geomorphology and glacial geology, Australian geomorphology, peneplains in China, as well as Japanese Quaternary history.