The landform and sediment assemblage produced by a tidewater glacier surge in Kongsfjorden, Svalbard

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dc.contributor.author Bennett, Matthew R.
dc.contributor.author Hambrey, Michael J.
dc.contributor.author Huddart, David
dc.contributor.author Glasser, Neil F.
dc.contributor.author Crawford, Kevin
dc.date.accessioned 2009-05-19T10:07:13Z
dc.date.available 2009-05-19T10:07:13Z
dc.date.issued 1999-08
dc.identifier.citation Bennett , M R , Hambrey , M J , Huddart , D , Glasser , N F & Crawford , K 1999 , ' The landform and sediment assemblage produced by a tidewater glacier surge in Kongsfjorden, Svalbard ' Quaternary Science Review , vol 18 , no. 10-11 , pp. 1213-1246 . en
dc.identifier.issn 0277-3791
dc.identifier.other PURE: 100861
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/2249
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/2249
dc.description Hambrey, M.J., Bennett, M.R., Huddart, David, Glasser, N.F., Crawford, Kevin, (1999) The landform and sediment assemblage produced by a tidewater glacier surge in Kongsfjorden, Svalbard, Quaternary Science Reviews 18 (10-11), pp. 1213-1246 en
dc.description.abstract This paper describes the landform and sediment assemblage produced by a surge (in 1948) of the Kongsvegen/Kronebreen tidewater glacier complex in northwest Spitsbergen. The main geomorphological products of this advance are two large thrustmoraine complexes on opposite sides of the fjord, and a system of geometrical ridges revealed on glacier decay. The thrust-moraines are composed largely of diamicton, sandy and muddy gravel, gravelly sand, sand and mud, with minor laminites. All of these appear to be derived from the fjord floor and represent both fine fjord basin sediments and coarse grounding-line fan deposits. Thrusting was the principal mode of emplacement of the sediment onto the adjacent land areas during the 1948 advance. However, the geomorphology of the thrust-moraine complexes on either side of the fjord is quite different, reflecting a transpressive regime on the southwest side (mainly long ridges) and a normal compressive regime on the northeast side (short ridges and pinnacles of a 'hummocky' nature). The advance which produced the moraine complex has previously been attributed to a surge of Kongsvegen, but the glaciological and geomorphological evidence suggests that the advance involved both Kongsvegen and Kronebreen. Comparison of the landform assemblage produced by this event with that produced by other tidewater glacier surges demonstrates the diverse range of landform assemblages associated with glacier surges, or other episodes of rapid flow, within glaciomarine environments en
dc.format.extent 34 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Quaternary Science Review en
dc.title The landform and sediment assemblage produced by a tidewater glacier surge in Kongsfjorden, Svalbard en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0277-3791(98)90041-5
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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