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Pleistocene Glaciation of the Swiss Alps and Signs of Postglacial Differential Uplift

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Heinrich C. A. Jäckli
Heinrich C. A. Jäckli
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January 01, 1965

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.

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GSA Special Papers

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.
H. E. Wright, Jr.
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David G. Frey
David G. Frey
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Geological Society of America
Volume
84
ISBN print:
9780813720845
Publication date:
January 01, 1965

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