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TitleMega-scale glacial lineations, Peel Sound, Canadian Arctic Archipelago
AuthorMacLean, B; Blasco, S; Bennett, R; Hughes Clarke, J; Patton, E
SourceAtlas of submarine glacial landforms: modern, Quaternary and ancient; by Dowdeswell, J A (ed.); Canals, M (ed.); Jakobsson, M (ed.); Todd, B JORCID logo (ed.); Dowdeswell, E K (ed.); Hogan, K A (ed.) ; Geological Society of London; Geological Society Memoir no. 46, 2016 p. 47-48,
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20150069
PublisherGeological Society of London
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
ProvinceNorthern offshore region
NTS67H/09; 67H/16; 57G/12; 57G/13
AreaPeel Sound; Franklin Strait
Lat/Long WENS -96.3333 -95.9167 71.8000 71.7167
Subjectsseabottom topography; seafloor topography; submarine ridges; submarine features; ice movement; ice scours; ice movement directions; ice flow; bathymetry
Illustrationslocation maps; bathymetric profiles
ProgramPublic Safety Geoscience Marine Geohazards
Released2016 11 30
AbstractThe presence of streamlined glacial landforms in the submarine geological record from high-latitude fjords and channels provides evidence with which to identify the manner and direction of glacier flow and to infer subglacial processes. Numerous linear and curvilinear
elongate features extending up to 15 km in length have been recognized in Peel Sound, Canadian Arctic Archipelago. These well-preserved sedimentary landforms reflect the former presence of a fast-flowing ice stream that flowed through Franklin Strait and
Peel Sound.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
This document displays multibeam sonar imagery Peel Sound near the junction with Franklin Strait where parallel ridges and grooves form prominent seabed features. These linear features are up to 15 kilometres long, <1m to 27m high, and were formed by glacial processes likely during the last glaciation. The high seabed slope angles associated with these features could pose a hazard to any future marine infrastructure in the area.

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