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2012 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA

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Four glacial advances are preserved and exposed in the stratigraphy of the South Fork Hoh River valley. The oldest of these advances extended beyond the South Fork valley into the Hoh River valley. The three younger advances are preserved in the stratigraphy cut bank exposures in the valley and geomorphically by moraines and outwash plains. One of these advances represents a re-advance to the same terminal position of the previous advance and has not previously been recognized in this valley or other glaciated valleys in the western Olympic Mountains. This finding advocates for a detailed sedimentologic and stratigraphic approach to glacial deposits and questions whether a similar advance is seen in other glaciated valleys of the region. If so, this may reveal information regarding climate influences on glacial advance not previously considered for this specific time period.


This work made publicly available electronically on March 8, 2013.