Heinrich C. A. Jäckli, 1965. "Pleistocene Glaciation of the Swiss Alps and Signs of Postglacial Differential Uplift", International Studies on the Quaternary: Papers Prepared on the Occasion of the VII Congress of the International Association for Quaternary Research Boulder, Colorado, 1965, H. E. Wright, Jr., David G. Frey
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The Pleistocene ice cap in the Alps was 150–200 km wide and had an average thickness of 500 m. Greater thicknesses over inner-alpine valleys caused irregular crustal depression and postglacial uplift along parallel vertical faults with throw of a few meters. The faults, although related to old tectonic lines, are thus glacio-isostatic rather than orogenic.