Glacigenic clast fabrics: genetic fingerprint or wishful thinking?

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dc.contributor.author Hambrey, Michael J.
dc.contributor.author Glasser, Neil F.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-05-19T07:50:22Z
dc.date.available 2009-05-19T07:50:22Z
dc.date.issued 1999-03
dc.identifier.citation Hambrey , M J & Glasser , N F 1999 , ' Glacigenic clast fabrics: genetic fingerprint or wishful thinking? ' Journal of Quaternary Science , vol 14 , no. 2 , pp. 125-135 . en
dc.identifier.issn 0267-8179
dc.identifier.other PURE: 100662
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/2240
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/2240
dc.identifier.uri http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/45000542/PDFSTART en
dc.description Hambrey, M.J., Bennett, Matthew R., Waller, Glasser, N.F., Richard I., Huddart, David, (1999) Glacigenic clast fabrics: genetic fingerprint or wishful thinking?, Journal of Quarternary Science 14 (2), pp. 125-135 KEYWORDS: clast fabrics; glacigenic diamictons; eigenvalues en
dc.description.abstract The interpretation of glacigenic diamictons is a subjective process, for which quantitative support is frequently sought from parameters such as clast shape and fabric. It has been widely suggested that different glacigenic diamicton facies possess distinct clast-fabric signatures. This paper examines this concept using a data set of 111 clast fabrics, and a synthesis of published results. Eigenvalues are calculated and compared for a variety sedimentary facies. It is concluded that clast fabric alone is not able to discriminate between different glacigenic facies, and it is argued that clast fabric offers little quantitative support in the interpretation of glacigenic sediments. It is suggested, therefore, that although clast fabric may continue to have a role as an indicator of relative strain at specific sites, its use in the discrimination of glacigenic facies is limited. Consequently, we should be much more selective in undertaking such analyses in the future. en
dc.format.extent 11 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Quaternary Science en
dc.subject clast fabrics en
dc.subject glacigenic diamictons en
dc.subject eigenvalues en
dc.title Glacigenic clast fabrics: genetic fingerprint or wishful thinking? en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/(SICI)1099-1417(199903)14:2<125::AID-JQS426>3.0.CO;2-0
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Geography & Earth Sciences en
dc.contributor.institution Centre for Glaciology en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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