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Luzerne readvance near Glens Falls, New York

G. Gordon Connally and Leslie A. Sirkin
Luzerne readvance near Glens Falls, New York
Geological Society of America Bulletin (1971) 82 (4): 989-1007


The Woodfordian glacier advanced southward to the terminal moraine on Long Island and then retreated northward up the Hudson Valley. By 15,000 yrs B.P. the ice margin had retreated to the Wallkill Moraine and, after a readvance near Rosendale, New York, retreated a minimum of 130 mi farther north into the Champlain Valley, fronting an expanding Lake Albany. The ice margin then readvanced at least 20 mi into Lake Albany, to the Luzerne Mountain gorge of the Hudson River west of Glens Falls, New York. The type section for the Luzerne readvance is designated as that at the Luzerne Mountain gorge where the Luzerne readvance till occurs, over sands of Glacial Lake Warrensburg, over main Woodfordian till, and over contorted, pre-Woodfordian lacustrine clays. The western margin of the readvance is reconstructed from isolated morainal segments and associated outwash, and from the postulated ice dam for Lake Warrensburg.

ISSN: 0016-7606
EISSN: 1943-2674
Serial Title: Geological Society of America Bulletin
Serial Volume: 82
Serial Issue: 4
Title: Luzerne readvance near Glens Falls, New York
Pages: 989-1007
Published: 1971
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of America (GSA), Boulder, CO, United States
Accession Number: 1971-017264
Categories: Stratigraphy
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. (incl. sketch maps)
N40°30'00" - N45°00'00", W79°45'00" - W71°55'00"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2019, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 1971
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