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Glacigenic Sediments

This book aims primarily at providing those involved in fundamental or applied research in the fields of geology, geomorphology and hydrology with a systematic overview of glacigenic sediments. A generally applicable terminology is proposed which should facilitate communication between scientists from several fields. Also it should form a bridge between western and eastern "schools" dealing with Quaternary geology. Because the book is mainly devoted to depositional processes and the resulting deposits, the approach and the terminology followed in this book are obviously founded strongly on sedimentology, the geological discipline that deals specifically with these phenomena.The book will be helpful in describing the sediments involved, interpreting their genesis, establishing their extent and their mutual relationships, and thus in the reconstruction of the palaeogeographic development.The large list of references reflects the author's extensive search of the literature.

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Published: December 1990

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-444-88307-0

Reviews

  • The book is to be recommended especially for researchers of Quaternary deposits found in former glaciated terrains.
    Boreas, 1992


    ...a very good source book for active specialists on glacial sedimentology.
    Sedimentary Geology, 1993
    Brodzikowski and Van Loon have written a remarkable textbook that is in encyclopaedic poportions - truly a tour de force... I would not just recommend but suggest that this text be a compulsory work for anyone working with glacial sediments and dealing with glacial environmental problems. This text will remain a key benchmark for all succeeding texts for decades to come. I cannot recommend this text high enough or commend the two authors sufficiently for their phenomenal efforts.
    Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 1993

Contents

  • Preface. Introduction. Early Literature and Problems in Terminology. Sources Used. Scope of the Book. Framework of the Book. General Characteristics of Glacigenic Sedimentation. Depositional Processes in the Glacigenic Environments. Characteristics of Glacigenic Sedimentation. The Influence of Climate on Glacigenic Sedimentation. The Influence of Endogenic Factors. The Sedimentary Facies. Facies Interpretation. Glacigenic Facies Models. Terminology and Usage of Symbols. The System of Glacigenic Depositional Environments. The Glacigenic Environments as an Energetic Entity. Depositional Sedimentary Environments and their General Model. Glacigenic Facies and Their Characteristics. The Melting-Ice Facies. The Glaciofluvial Facies. The Marine Bottom-Current Facies. The Glaciodeltaic Facies. The Glaciolacustrine Facies. The Aeolian Facies. The Mass-Transport Facies. Tables of the Continental and Marine Glacigenic Environments, Subenvironments, Facies and Deposits. The Continental Supraglacial Subenvironment and its Deposits. Supraglacial Conditions on Active Ice. Supraglacial Conditions on Passive Ice. Geological Processes in the Supraglacial Subenvironment. Deposits of the Supraglacial Melting-Ice Facies. Deposits of the Supraglacial Fluvial Facies. Deposits of the Supraglacial Deltaic Facies. Deposits of the Supraglacial Lacustrine Facies. Deposits of the Supraglacial Aeolian Facies. Deposits of the Supraglacial Mass-Transport Facies. The Continental Englacial Subenvironment and its Deposits. Englacial Conditions in Active Ice. Englacial Conditions in Passive Ice. Sedimentation Processes in the Englacial Subenvironment. Deposits of the Englacial Melting-Ice Facies. Deposits of the Englacial Fluvial Facies. Deposits of the Englacial Mass-Transport Facies. The Continental Subglacial Subenvironment and its Deposits. Subglacial Conditions under Active Ice. Subglacial Conditions under Passive Ice. Sedimentation Processes in the Subglacial Subenvironment. Deposits of the Subglacial Melting-Ice Facies. Deposits of the Subglacial Fluvial Facies. Deposits of the Subglacial Deltaic Facies. Deposits of the Subglacial Lacustrine Facies. Deposits of the Subglacial Mass-Transport Facies. The Marine Glacial Environment and its Deposits. Sedimentary Processes in the Marine Glacial Environment. Deposits of the Marine Glacial Melting-Ice Facies. Deposits of the Marine Glacial Bottom-Current Facies. Deposits of the Marine Glacial Mass-Transport Facies. The Continental Terminoglacial Subenvironment and its Deposits. Sedimentation Processes in the Terminoglacial Subenvironment. Deposits of the Terminoglacial Melting-Ice Facies. Deposits of the Terminoglacial Fluvial Facies. Deposits of the Terminoglacial Deltaic Facies. Deposits of the Terminoglacial Lacustrine Gacies. Deposits of the Terminoglacial Aeolian Facies. Deposits of the Terminoglacial Mass-Transport Facies. The Continental Proglacial Subenvironment and its Deposits. Sedimentation Processes in the Proglacial Subenvironment. Deposits of the Proglacial Fluvial Facies. Deposits of the Proglacial Deltaic Facies. Deposits of the Proglacial Lacustrine Facies. Deposits of the Proglacial Aeolian Facies. Deposits of the Proglacial Mass-Transport Facies. The Continental Extraglacial Subenvironment and its Deposits. Sedimentation Processes in the Extraglacial Subenvironment Deposits of the Extraglacial Aeolian Facies. Deposits of the Extraglacial Mass-Transport Facies.Sedimentation Processes in the Marine Terminoglacial Subenvironment. Deposits of the Marine Terminoglacial Melting-Ice Facies. Deposits of the Marine Terminoglacial Bottom-Current Facies. Deposits of the Marine Terminoglacial Deltaic Facies Deposits from the Marine Terminoglacial Mass-Transport Facies. The Marine Proglacial Subenvironment. The Marine Extraglacial Subenvironment and its Deposits. Sedimentation Processes in the Marine Extraglacial Subenvironment. Deposits of the Marine Extraglacial Bottom-Current Facies. Deposits of the Marine Extraglacial Delatic Facies. Deposits of the Marine Extraglacial Mass-Transport Facies. Epilogue. References. Subject Index.

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