Paraglacial Sedimentation: A Consideration of Fluvial Processes Conditioned by Glaciation

  title={Paraglacial Sedimentation: A Consideration of Fluvial Processes Conditioned by Glaciation},
  author={Michael Church and June M. Ryder},
  journal={Geological Society of America Bulletin},
  • M. Church, J. Ryder
  • Published 1 October 1972
  • Geology, Environmental Science
  • Geological Society of America Bulletin
Glaciation is schematically considered as a perturbation of “normal” fluvial conditions. Drift is unstable in a proglacial or postglacial fluvial environment, resulting in heightened sediment movement that continues as long as drift material remains easily accessible for fluvial erosion and transportation. Sediment yield bears no relation to concurrent primary production of weathered debris. Examples of such “paraglacial” denudation and sedimentation are reported from two contrasting areas… 
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