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Glacial erosion and the buried Wyoming valley of Pennsylvania

Irving Ballard Crosby
Glacial erosion and the buried Wyoming valley of Pennsylvania
Bulletin of the Geological Society of America (April 1945) 56 (4): 389-400

Abstract

Engineering investigations on the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania, in New England, and Quebec have thrown new light on the factors controlling glacial erosion, especially glacial overdeepening, and show the importance of geologic structure and preglacial topography. Near Bingham, Maine, the ice sheet widened a northwest-southwest valley in a hard, massive, crystalline schist with rectangular jointing, but had little effect where a belt of soft slate crosses the valley. Other instances of the failure of ice to remove rock benches and deepen valleys, due to the influence of geologic structure or of preglacial topography, are described at Passamaquoddy Bay, Maine, on the Connecticut River, New Hampshire, on the Deerfield River, and at Cambridge, in Massachusetts, and on the St. Maurice River in Quebec.


ISSN: 1050-9747
Coden: BUGMAF
Serial Title: Bulletin of the Geological Society of America
Serial Volume: 56
Serial Issue: 4
Title: Glacial erosion and the buried Wyoming valley of Pennsylvania
Pages: 389-400
Published: 194504
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of America (GSA), Boulder, CO, United States
Accession Number: 1949-003676
Categories: Quaternary geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
N39°43'00" - N42°17'60", W80°31'60" - W74°40'00"
Source Note: abs., p. 1894-1895, Dec. 1, 1941.
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2019, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of North American Geology, U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States
Update Code: 1949
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