Rapid exhumation of ice-covered rocks of the Chugach – St . Elias orogen , Southeast Alaska

@inproceedings{Enkelmann2008RapidEO,
  title={Rapid exhumation of ice-covered rocks of the Chugach – St . Elias orogen , Southeast Alaska},
  author={Eva Enkelmann and John I. Garver and Terry L. Pavlis},
  year={2008}
}
Ongoing oblique collision and fl at-slab subduction of the Yakutat terrane has produced Earth’s highest coastal mountain range, the Chugach–St. Elias orogen in Southeast Alaska. Massive glaciers and ice fi elds cause extensive erosion, but also limit access to rocks that allow detailed study of the orogen. Fission track and U/Pb dating of detrital zircon from glacial rivers reveal the exhumation history of the Chugach–St. Elias orogen. Orogenic development started ca. 30 Ma and pulses of… CONTINUE READING

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