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Glacial geology across the crest of the Sierra Nevada, California.

Joseph H. Birman

Glacial geology across the crest of the Sierra Nevada, California.

by Joseph H. Birman

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Published by Geological Society of America in (Boulder, Colo.) .
Written in English


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Fold. col. sheet in pocket.

SeriesGeological Society of America special papers -- no.75
ContributionsGeological Society of America.
The Physical Object
Pagination80p.
Number of Pages80
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13753379M

the Sierra Nevada, the Palisades Glacier west of Big Pine, California, covers km 2 (Basagic and Fountain ). Fifty-two percent of the glacial area in the Sierra Nevada disappeared between and (McCabe and Fountain ). The largest glaciers in Yosemite National Park, Lyell and Maclure Glaciers. Sierra Nevada, California, report to Sequoia National Park, ; J. Clague et al., Glacial geology in the Kern Canyon drainage, Sierra Nevada, California, unpublished Report to Sequoia National Park]. We used these detailed maps of glacial coverage and estimated ice thickness from topo-graphic maps and the glacial extent of [Wahrhaftig and.

The Diamicton At Deadman Pass, Central Sierra-Nevada, California - a residual lag and colluvial deposit, not a 3-Ma glacial till.. Geological Society of America Bulletin. Baker CL. Andrew C. Lawson, a long-time member of the Sierra Club, and former head of the Department of Geology of the University of California, has expressed his views on this subject in an article entitled "Geology of Yosemite National Park," which appeared in Anson Hall's Handbook of Yosemite National Park (, pp. ).

Yosemite National Park located in California, reaching across the western slope of Sierra Nevada. It’s , acres in size. It belongs to the National Park Services. Specially, Yosemite is famous for its "granite, waterfalls, clear streams, giant sepuoria groves and biological diversity" (Wikipedia website). Topographic map of the southern Sierra Nevada, California. Map showing glaciers and drainage basins of the southern Sierra Nevada, California. Suggested citation: Raub, William, Brown, C.S., and Post, Austin, , Inventory of Glaciers in the Sierra Nevada, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report , p, 4 plates.


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Glacial geology across the crest of the Sierra Nevada, California by Joseph H. Birman Download PDF EPUB FB2

Glacial geology across the crest of the Sierra Nevada, California (Special GSA papers) Unknown Binding – January 1, by Joseph Harold Birman (Author) out of 5 stars 1 rating See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions1/5(1). Additional Physical Format: Online version: Birman, J.H.

(Joseph Harold), Glacial geology across the crest of the Sierra Nevada, California. T he writer recognizes deposits of seven glacial advances, in three groups, in the San Joaquin drainage system on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada and in Rock Creek on the eastern slope.

Glacial advances are distinguished for the most part on geomorphic criteria involving abrupt changes in aspect of subsequent erosion, deposition, and weathering. Glacial geology across the crest of the Sierra Nevada, California. New York: [Geological Society of America], (DLC) (OCoLC) Material Type: Document, Internet resource: Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File: All Authors / Contributors: J H Birman.

During the Last Glacial Maximum the Sierra Nevada in California, USA, supported a mountain glacier/ice cap complex that covered o km history of this ice cover can be reconstructed using 14 C and cosmogenic-nuclide surface-exposure dating.

These show that the glaciers reached their maximum extent for the last glacial cycle between 21 and 18 ka, i.e., during the global Last Cited by: 5. The San Joaquin glacier system of the El Portal stage was by far the largest system of confluent glaciers in the Sierra Nevada, measuring more than 50 miles in length along the crest of the range, and 30 to 35 miles in breadth.

Of the 1, square miles comprised in the San Joaquin Basin, almost 1, square miles were covered by glaciers. Reconnaissance of the Geomorphology and Glacial Geology of the San Joaquin Basin, Sierra Nevada California ROCKS Before taking up the detailed consideration of the landforms in the San Joaquin Basin, it will be desirable to consider first the nature of the rock materials from which these forms were carved.

Volcanoes of the Eastern Sierra Nevada: Geology and Natural Heritage of the Long Valley Caldera: Glacial History and Processes of the Sierra Nevada.

Mitchell Latta. Abstract. Glaciation can change a lot of things and it has done so around the Sierra Nevada. There are features and landforms that would not exist if it was not shaped by glacial.

Volume 75 (): Glacial Geology Across the Crest of the Sierra Nevada, California Volume 74 (): Early Investigations of the Devonian System in New York, – Volume 73 (): Abstracts for Abstracts of papers submitted for six meetings with which the Society was associated.

That is certainly true in the gold country of our Sierra Nevada foothills. Rocks that cooled in the granitic batholith and were exposed to glacial erosion million years later can be seen in Yosemite Valley from Glacier Point.

California Geology. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2 nd e. / EARTH’S GLACIAL RECORD, World and Region Geology 5, Cambridge,cl, pages, well illustrated, 19 chapters, - 2 - $ 59 [Contents of several chapters: glacial-marine facies in a continental rift environment; neoproterozoic rocks in the western U.

S.; reactive carbonate in glacial systems; late Paleozoic post-glacial inland sea filled. Glacial geology across the crest of the Sierra Nevada, California.

Geological Society of America Special Paper, 75, 80 pp. Bischoff, J.L. & Cummins, K. Wisconsin glaciation of the Sierra Nevada (79, yr B.P.) as recorded by rock flour in sediments of Owens Lake, California. Sierra Nevada, also called Sierra Nevadas, major mountain range of western North America, running along the eastern edge of the U.S.

state of great mass lies between the large Central Valley depression to the west and the Basin and Range Province to the east.

Extending more than miles ( kilometres) northward from the Mojave Desert to the Cascade Range of northern. The book, California’s Amazing Geology, begins with several chapters on basic geology. If you know basic geology you can skip quickly through this and refer back later when you forget something.

However, if you are a teacher looking for better ways to explain things, look here carefully, you'll find great s: 9.

Preliminary comments on late Cenozoic glaciations in the Sierra Nevada. In "Stratigraphy of North America: Proceedings of a Symposium" (Mahaney, W. C., Ed.), pp. Dowden, Hutchinson and Ross, Stroudsberg. Birman, J. "Glacial Geology across the Crest of the Sierra Nevada, California." Geological Society of America, Special.

The Palisade Glacier is the largest glacier in the Sierra Nevada, with an area of km 2. In contrast, the smallest named glacier is Lilliput Glacier, km 2. The view from Mount Darwin looking south at ice filled cirques in the Sierra Nevada (H.

Basagic, ) Palisade Glacier (right) is located on the east side of the Sierra crest. Tioga‐age glaciation of the southern Sierra Nevada has been accurately mapped for a portion of our study area [Matthes, ; J. Birman, Glaciation of parts of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Sierra Nevada, California, report to Sequoia National Park, ; J.

Clague et al., Glacial geology in the Kern Canyon drainage, Sierra. The Sierra Nevada lies primarily in central and eastern California, with the Carson Range, a small but historically important spur, extending into Nevada.

West-to-east, the Sierra Nevada's elevation increases gradually from feet ( m) in the Central Valley [13] to more t feet (4, m) atop the highest peaks of its crest 50– The Sierra Nevada, along with most of North America west of the Cordillera, is composed of tectonically accreted terranes of Paleozoic and Mesozoic age.

Many of these terranes are exotic, in that they originated far from North America, and have complex histories of amalgamation and rotation. The study area was located on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada, California, USA.

The Sierra Nevada extends approximately km along the eastern side of California, ranging from 75 km to.

For thirty years, the first edition of Geology of the Sierra Nevada has been the definitive guide to the Sierra Nevada's geological history for nature lovers, travelers, hikers, campers, and armchair explorers.

This new edition offers new chapters and sidebars and incorporates the concept of plate tectonics throughout the text.DIVISION OF MINES AND GEOLOGY Ian Campbell, State Geologist ' ' He ich Hetthy Reservoir 36 44 ASPEN OVAL L Er STATE OF CALIFORNIA Ronald Réagan, Governor.THE SIERRA NEVADA is the longest, highest, and most spectacular mountain range in the “lower 48” (fig.

1). It is a mighty mountain range, tall and long, with spectacular canyons, world-famous waterfalls, and precipitous peaks. How it got that way is the subject of the book, as it was of the.