The Middle Wisconsinan history of the Laurentide Ice Sheet

L. A. Dredge, L. H. Thorleifson

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Three maps portray various possible ice limits. The first shows substantial ice cover in the arctic, but reduced ice cover in the prairies and Great Lakes, and expanded maritime ice caps (rather than Laurentide Ice) in the southeast and on Baffin Island. A modification to this model, which resolves some of the controversy in the Hudson Bay Lowlands, shows a calving bay penetrating into the heart of the ice sheet. A third reconstruction portrays extensive climatically induced deglaciation and retains Laurentide ice only in parts of the northwest and Labrador-Ungava, with local ice in the Appalachian-Atlantic region. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)215-235
Number of pages21
JournalGeographie Physique et Quaternaire
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes


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