Abstract

Allostratigraphic mapping of the internal facies architecture of marine moraines reveals the development history of ice-contact sedimentary systems. The new method for a high-resolution analysis of the dynamic stratigraphy of moraines provides important information on the ice-front behavior, glacier dynamics, and regional climatic conditions. Based on a series of case studies of the moraines of temperate glaciers in Norway, an allostratigraphic model is suggested as a conceptual guide for the field analysis of ice-contact deposits based on outcrop sections as well as seismic or ground-penetrating radar profiles.

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