Quaternary Geology and Permafrost Along the Richardson and Glen Highways Between Fairbanks and Anchorage, Alaska: Fairbanks to Anchorage, Alaska July 1-7, 1989

Quaternary Geology and Permafrost Along the Richardson and Glen Highways Between Fairbanks and Anchorage, Alaska: Fairbanks to Anchorage, Alaska July 1-7, 1989

Editor(s): Troy L. Péwé, Richard D. Reger

Published Online: 14 MAR 2013

Print ISBN: 9780875906034

Online ISBN: 9781118666883

DOI: 10.1029/FT102

About this Book

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Field Trip Guidebooks Series, Volume 102.

Permafrost and marine, fluvial, lacustrine, glacial, eolian, and periglacial deposits of Quaternary age that are widespread in the central and southern parts of Alaska are forming today. Glaciers are common in mountainous areas, and the forces of glacial action that formerly shaped much of the world's land area can be directly observed today in southern Alaska. Geological processes active in cold regions-periglacial processes such as solifluction, cryoplanation, and the formation of permafrost-are known throughout much of the area. Dust is blown from active valley trains and outwash fans and is deposited as loess on the adjacent terrain.

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