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TitleCoastal surveys, Jones Sound, District of Franklin
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorTaylor, R B; Frobel, D
SourceCurrent research: part B/Recherches en cours: partie B; by Geological Survey of Canada; Geological Survey of Canada, Paper no. 84-1B, 1984 p. 25-32, Open Access logo Open Access
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is contained in Current research: part B
File formatpdf
NTS38G/03; 38G/04; 38G/05; 38G/06; 38G/11; 38G/12; 38G/13; 38G/14; 39B/03; 39B/04; 39B/05; 39B/06; 39B/11; 39B/12; 39B/13; 39B/14; 48G; 48H; 49A; 49B; 58H; 59A
AreaBrae Bay
Lat/Long WENS-92.0000 -78.0000 77.0000 75.0000
Subjectsmarine geology; glaciers; seabottom topography; Jones Sound; Sverdrup Glacier
Illustrationsphotographs; cross-sections
Released1984 07 01; 2010 11 04
AbstractIn 1983, low-altitude video tapes were made of the coast of Jones Sound; launch surveys were completed off five tidewater glaciers along the northeast coast of Devon Island. Large submarine glacial deposits off northeast Devon Island suggest that some of the valley glaciers once stood 2 to 7 km off shore for a considerable time before rapidly retreating to near their present position. Today, the proglacial tidewater environments in bays resemble those of the slowly retreating shallow-water glaciers in Glacier Bay, Alaska. Most of the Devon Island tidewater glaciers are grounded and are fringed by an ice-proximal shelf. Ice-front thickness is commonly 55 to 76 m but at the face of larger glaciers, it exceeds 100 m. Sediment gravity flows, observed across the ice-proximal shelf foreslope, are an important agent in the transfer and deposition of sediment in the proglacial basins.

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