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dc.contributor.author Thornbury, William D.
dc.date.accessioned 2006-08-04T12:26:15Z
dc.date.available 2006-08-04T12:26:15Z
dc.date.issued 1950
dc.identifier.citation W.D. Thornbury, 1950, Glacial Sluiceways and Lacustrine Plains of Southern Indiana. Indiana Geological Survey Bulletin, B04, 21 p., 3 fig., 2 pl. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2022/205
dc.description Indiana Geological Survey Bulletin 4 en
dc.description.abstract Lacustrine plains of two distinct ages and origins occur in southern Indiana. One system of lakes of Illinoian age developed as marginal lakes because of the ponding of the southwest drainage by the lobe of Illinoian ice which extended into southwestern Indiana. Another and more extensive system of Wisconsin glacial lakes developed south of the Shelbyville moraine as a result of the ponding of the tributary valleys by the extensive valley trains built down the streams which acted as sluiceways for Wisconsin melt-waters. Lacustrine plains of this origin are extensively developed along the tributaries of the Wabash, Ohio, and White Rivers. The lacustrine deposits are composed of calcareous clays and silts which generally are strongly laminated. Calcareous concretions are particularly abundant in the deposits adjacent to the sluiceways. Sand dunes and loess are associated with the valley trains and lacustrine plains. The dunes are restricted to the sluiceways, but the loess mantles the uplands between the adjacent lacustrine flats. en
dc.description.sponsorship Indiana Department of Conservation. Indiana Division of Geology en
dc.format.extent 1956205 bytes
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Indiana Division of Geology en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Bulletin en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 4 en
dc.rights This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, 543 Howard Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, California, 94105, USA. en
dc.subject glacial en
dc.subject lacustrine en
dc.subject sluiceway en
dc.subject Quaternary en
dc.subject glacial features en
dc.subject glacial geology en
dc.subject glacial lakes en
dc.subject Indiana en
dc.subject geomorphology en
dc.subject physiography en
dc.title Glacial Sluiceways and Lacustrine Plains of Southern Indiana en
dc.type Technical Report en


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