Morphometric analysis of Pleistocene glacial deposits in the Kigluaik Mountains, northwestern Alaska, USA

Darrell S Kaufman, P. E. Calkin

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Abstract

Morphometric and other relative-age data were collected on early- to late-Pleistocene end moraines located in the Kigluaik Mountains of Seward Peninsula, Alaska. Discriminant analysis indicates that average slope, calculated from the slope-frequency distribution, is the best single distinguishing criterion, and that even a few simple field measurements of morphometry provide a viable basis for subdividing and correlating moraines. Morphometric and other relative-age data constrain the timing of glaciations in the Kigluaik Mountains, and suggest that successively older advances are separated by intervals of increasing duration. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationArctic & Alpine Research
Pages273-284
Number of pages12
Volume20
Edition3
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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Kaufman, D. S., & Calkin, P. E. (1988). Morphometric analysis of Pleistocene glacial deposits in the Kigluaik Mountains, northwestern Alaska, USA. In Arctic & Alpine Research (3 ed., Vol. 20, pp. 273-284)