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The Quaternary period in the United States

Author: Alan R Gillespie; Stephen C Porter; Brian F Atwater
Publisher: Amsterdam [Netherlands] ; New York : Elsevier, 2004.
Series: Developments in Quaternary science, 1.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book reviews advances in understanding of the past ca. two million years of Earth history - the Quaternary Period - in the United States. It begins with sections on ice and water - as glaciers, permafrost, oceans, rivers, lakes, and aquifers. Six chapters are devoted to the high-latitude Pleistocene ice sheets, to mountain glaciations of the western United States, and to permafrost studies. Other chapters  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Quaternary period in the United States.
Amsterdam [Netherlands] ; New York : Elsevier, 2004
(DLC) 2004559316
(OCoLC)59305938
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan R Gillespie; Stephen C Porter; Brian F Atwater
ISBN: 9780444514707 0444514708 9780080474090 0080474098
OCLC Number: 162579827
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 584 pages) : illustrations, maps (some color).
Contents: The southern Laurentide Ice Sheet / David M. Mickelson and Patrick M. Colgan --
The Cordilleran Ice Sheet / Derek B. Booth [and others] --
Controls, history, outbursts, and impact of large late-Quaternary proglacial lakes in North America / James T. Teller --
Pleistocene glaciations of the Rocky Mountains / Kenneth L. Pierce --
Quaternary alpine glaciation in Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, Sierra Nevada, and Hawaii / Darrell S. Kaufman, Stephen C. Porter and Alan R. Gillespie --
Coupling ice-sheet and climate models for simulation of former ice sheets / Shawn J. Marshall [and others] --
Permafrost process research in the United States since 1960 / Bernard Hallet [and others] --
Quaternary sea-level history of the United States / Daniel R. Muhs [and others] --
Western lakes / Larry Benson --
Isotopic records from ground-water and cave speleothem calcite in North America / Jay Quade --
Rivers and riverine landscapes / David R. Montgomery and Ellen E. Wohl --
Landscape evolution models / Frank J. Pazzaglia --
Eolian sediments / Alan J. Busacca [and others] --
Soils and the Quaternary climate system / Milan J. Pavich and Oliver A. Chadwick --
Earthquake recurrence inferred from paleoseismology / Brian F. Atwater [and others] --
Quaternary volcanism in the United States / William E. Scott --
Late-Quaternary vegetation history of the eastern United States / Eric C. Grimm and George L. Jacobson Jr. --
Quaternary vegetation and climate change in the western United States : developments, perspectives, and prospects / Robert S. Thompson [and others] --
Results and paleoclimate implications of 35 years of paleoecological research in Alaska / Patricia M. Anderson, Mary E. Edwards and Linda B. Brubaker. Quaternary history from the U.S. tropics / Sara Hotchkiss --
Climatically forced vegetation dynamics in eastern North America during the late Quaternary Period / Thompson Webb III, Bryan Shuman and John W. Williams --
Holocene fire activity as a record of past environmental change / Cathy Whitlock and Patrick J. Bartlein --
Interannual to decadal climate and streamflow variability estimated from tree rings / David W. Stahle, Falko K. Fye and Matthew D. Therrell --
Quaternary Coleoptera of the United States and Canada / Allan C. Ashworth --
Vertebrate paleontology / S. David Webb [and others] --
Peopling of North America / David J. Meltzer --
Modeling paleoclimates / Patrick J. Bartlein and Steven W. Hostetler.
Series Title: Developments in Quaternary science, 1.
Responsibility: [edited] by A.R. Gillespie and S.C. Porter, and B.F. Atwater.
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