Faculty Publications

Title

Glacial stratigraphy of Stough Creek Basin, Wind River Range, Wyoming

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Glacial stratigraphy, Neoglacial, Relative age data, Wind River Range, Younger Dryas

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Geomorphology

Volume

42

Issue

1-2

First Page

59

Last Page

83

Abstract

Multiparameter relative-age (RA) techniques identify four post-Pinedale morphostratigraphic units in each of three cirque valleys tributary to Stough Creek Basin, Wind River Range, WY. Soil development, lichenometry, boulder weathering characteristics, and the geomorphic relations among morphostratigraphic units indicate glacial deposits here correspond to the sequence previously described in the Temple Lake valley [Arct. Alp. Res. 6 (1974) 301]. Cirque deposits in Stough Creek Basin correspond to the Temple Lake, Alice Lake, Black Joe, and Gannett Peak alloformations [GSA Abs. Prog. 32 (2000) A-16]. 10Be ages from moraine boulders and polished-striated bedrock [Assoc. Am. Geogr. Annu. Mtg. Abs. (2000) 155] support recent numeric age estimates from Temple Lake and Titcomb Basin that indicate the Temple Lake Alloformation corresponds to the Younger Dryas climate episode [Geogr. Phys. Quat. 41 (1987) 397; Geology 23 (1995) 877; Science 268 (1995) 1329; GSA Abs. Prog. 31 (1999) A-56]. Soils described from Pinedale recessional deposits here represent the first systematic description of Pinedale alpine deposits in the WRR. © 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

Original Publication Date

1-8-2002

DOI of published version

10.1016/S0169-555X(01)00073-3

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