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Davies, WE (1961): Table I. Composition of till in north Greenland. doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.743859,
Supplement to: Davies, William E (1961): Glacial Geology of Northern Greenland. Polarforschung, 31(1/2), 94-103, hdl:10013/epic.29222.d001
From 1950 through 1900 studies on the glacial geology of northern Greenland have been made in cooperation with the U.S. Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories. As a result of these studies four distinct phases of the latest glaciation have been recognized. The last glaciation extended over most of the land and removed traces of previous anes. Retreat of the ice mass began some time previous to 6000 years ago. This was followed by a rtse in sea level which deposited clay-silt succeeded by karne gravels around stagnant ice lobes in the large valleys. Marine terraces, up to 129 meters above present sea level, developed as readjustment occurred in the land free of ice. About 3700 years ago an advance of glaciers down major fjords took place followed by retreat to approximately the present position of the ice. Till in Peary Land, north of Frederick E. Hyde Fjord, contains only locally derived matertals indicating that the central Greenland ice cap did not cover the area.
Median Latitude: 82.405000 * Median Longitude: -28.347222 * South-bound Latitude: 80.630000 * West-bound Longitude: -35.000000 * North-bound Latitude: 83.600000 * East-bound Longitude: -16.850000
<1 are traces (P in printed table). Positions are estimated, digitized from map.
#NameShort NameUnitPrincipal InvestigatorMethodComment
1Area/locality *AreaDavies, William E *
2LATITUDE *LatitudeGeocode
3LONGITUDE *LongitudeGeocode
4Sandstone *Sdst%Davies, William E *red Thule, +quartzite
5Sandstone *Sdst%Davies, William E *whithe Thule, +quartzite
6Sandstone *Sdst%Davies, William E *red Carboniferous
7Sandstone *Sdst%Davies, William E *gray
8Sandstone *Sdst%Davies, William E *white coarse
9Sandstone *Sdst%Davies, William E *brown
10Sandstone *Sdst%Davies, William E *black
11Shale *Sha%Davies, William E *black slaty
12Limestone *Lmst%Davies, William E *
13Basalt *Bast%Davies, William E *
14Felsitic fragments *Fels fragm%Davies, William E *
15Andesite *And%Davies, William E *-black
16Andesite *And%Davies, William E *red porphyritic
17Granite *Gran%Davies, William E *pink
18Diabase *Dia%Davies, William E *
19Gneiss *Gnei%Davies, William E *red granite
20Gneiss *Gnei%Davies, William E *gray
21Schist *Schi%Davies, William E *chlorite
22Quartzite *Qzite%Davies, William E *white
23Quartzite *Qzite%Davies, William E *brown-gray
24Quartzite *Qzite%Davies, William E *buff, columnar
25Quartzite *Qzite%Davies, William E *dark purple
26Marble *Mar%Davies, William E *
27Phyllite *Phyl%Davies, William E *gray
28Slate *Sla%Davies, William E *
29Greenstone *Gree%Davies, William E *
30Quartz *Qz%Davies, William E *pepples
126 data points

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