Chapter Forty. The Laurentide Ice Sheet: A Review of History and Processes

  1. Peter G. Knight
  1. John T. Andrews

Published Online: 30 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470750636.ch40

Glacier Science and Environmental Change

Glacier Science and Environmental Change

How to Cite

Andrews, J. T. (2006) The Laurentide Ice Sheet: A Review of History and Processes, in Glacier Science and Environmental Change (ed P. G. Knight), Blackwell Publishing, Malden, MA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470750636.ch40

Author Information

  1. INSTAAR and Department of Geological Sciences, Box 450, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 21 AUG 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405100182

Online ISBN: 9780470750636

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Keywords:

  • ice sheet;
  • great lakes;
  • glaciation;
  • sandstones;
  • glaciological processes

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • A brief history of changes in the concept of the LIS

  • Erosion by the LIS

  • Geomorphological expression of glacial erosion, or lack thereof

  • Evidence of changes in ice-sheet geometry and abrupt changes in mass balance

  • Retreat of the LIS from the Last Glacial Maximum

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements