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Moraine and shoreline relationships at Mono Lake, California

William Clement Putnam
Moraine and shoreline relationships at Mono Lake, California
Bulletin of the Geological Society of America (February 1950) 61 (2): 115-122

Abstract

Sierran glaciers reached Lake Russell in the late Pleistocene, and shore lines cut in lateral moraines of the next-to-last glacial stage (Tahoe) extend into troughs vacated by the ice at the close of that stage. During the waning phase of the last glacial stage (Tioga) conspicuous shore lines were carved on slopes bordering present Mono Lake. Terminal moraines of the Tioga stage, nested inside moraines of the preceding advance, reach the uppermost shore lines of Mono Lake and appear to be contemporaneous with its last expansion. Both the Tioga terminal and recessional moraines show that ice retreat was pulsatory, with several relatively long halts interrupting times of rapid recession. The comparatively stationary ice fronts probably can be correlated with broader lake terraces, the rapid ice withdrawals with narrower terraces.


ISSN: 1050-9747
Coden: BUGMAF
Serial Title: Bulletin of the Geological Society of America
Serial Volume: 61
Serial Issue: 2
Title: Moraine and shoreline relationships at Mono Lake, California
Pages: 115-122
Published: 195002
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of America (GSA), Boulder, CO, United States
Accession Number: 1959-024955
Categories: Quaternary geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. geol. maps
N37°55'00" - N38°07'00", W119°10'00" - W118°52'60"
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: 1959
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