Diatom evidence for the persistence of stagnant glacial ice in minnesota

Maj Britt Florin, Jr E. Wright

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The basal organic deposit in many Minnesota lakes includes wood fragments and other coarse plant material of terrestrial origin, along with diatoms characteristic of soils, moss, and other terrestrial habitats. The material probably represents the floor of a superglacial forest; it is overlain by similar material deposited in shallow pools that formed when buried Wisconsin dead ice melted beneath a cover of till or outwash.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)695-704
Number of pages10
JournalBulletin of the Geological Society of America
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1969

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