CGRG Bibliography of Canadian Geomorphology
Author : Laxton, S.
Date : 2005.
Title : Dendroglaciological reconstruction of late Holocene glacier activity at Todd Glacier, Boundary Range, northwestern British Columbia Coast Mountains.
Publication : Unpublished M.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia.
The purpose of this thesis was to apply a combined approach of dendroglaciology and stratigraphic analysis to reconstruct glacial fluctuations at a remote location in the Boundary Ranges of the northwestern Coast Mountains, British Columbia. The approach taken enables: 1) comparison of glacial fluctuations in Todd Valley with respect to others in the southern Boundary Ranges; 2) placement of glacier behaviour in the Boundary Ranges to be understood in the context of late Holocene climate oscillations and glacier fluctuations noted elsewhere in the northwestern Cordillera.Subfossilised wood was sampled from eight sites in Todd Valley providing a thorough spatial representation of the area. Dendrochonologic dating resulted in the identification of three phases of late Holocene advance including the: Sage (BC 420-200), Bridge (AD 405-640), and LIA (AD 1400- 1630, 1640-1950, 1250-1420, 1200-1390) Advances. This thesis provides a basis for more in-depth studies of localized glacier activity in the Boundary Ranges.
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