2. The Late Quaternary Glaciation of Northern Canada

  1. Hugh French2 and
  2. Olav Slaymaker3
  1. David Evans

Published Online: 30 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119950172.ch2

Changing Cold Environments: A Canadian Perspective

Changing Cold Environments: A Canadian Perspective

How to Cite

Evans, D. (2011) The Late Quaternary Glaciation of Northern Canada, in Changing Cold Environments: A Canadian Perspective (eds H. French and O. Slaymaker), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119950172.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Ottawa, Canada

  2. 3

    University of British Columbia, Canada

Author Information

  1. Durham University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2012
  2. Published Print: 21 OCT 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470699683

Online ISBN: 9781119950172

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Keywords:

  • Late Quaternary glaciation of Northern Canada;
  • multiple glacier limits and the LGM;
  • landforms and Late Quaternary glaciations;
  • ice margin recession, by lateral meltwater channels;
  • Late Quaternary sea level change and glaciation history;
  • ice recession pattern;
  • Canadian Arctic ice sheet dynamics, its implications;
  • Laurentide and Innuitian ice sheet dynamics;
  • mid-to late-Holocene climatic deterioration;
  • the Little Ice Age extent of glaciers

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Landforms and the Late Quaternary Glaciations

  • Late Quaternary Sea level Change and its Relationship to

  • Glaciation History

  • Late Quaternary Glaciation and Deglacial History

  • Wider Implications of Canadian Arctic Ice Sheet Dynamics

  • Holocene Glacial Events

  • References

  • Discussion Questions

  • Some Useful Internet Sources