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Nordvestfjord: a major East Greenland fjord system

Dowdeswell, J.A.; Batchelor, C.L.; Hogan, K.A.; Schenke, H.-W.. 2016 Nordvestfjord: a major East Greenland fjord system. In: Dowdeswell, J.A.; Canals, M.; Jakobsson, M.; Todd, B.J.; Dowdeswell, E.K.; Hogan, K.A., (eds.) Atlas of Submarine Glacial Landforms: modern, Quaternary and ancient. London, Geological Society of London, 43-44. (Geological Society Memoir, 46).

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Abstract/Summary

Fjords are deep valleys that have been flooded by encroaching seawater after ice retreat (Syvitski et al. 1987). They are produced mainly by glacial erosion, with the ice sometimes exploiting pre-existing river systems or structural weaknesses. Fjords are found in mountainous terrain in all areas affected by large glaciers and ice sheets, both today and during full-glacial periods. They are therefore a distinctive landform indicative of past glacial activity.

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1144/M46.40
Programmes: BAS Programmes > BAS Programmes 2015 > Palaeo-Environments, Ice Sheets and Climate Change
ISBN: 9781786202680
NORA Subject Terms: Marine Sciences
Date made live: 04 Jan 2017 13:49 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/515677

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