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Mapping glacial landforms in the Pukaki and Tekapo lake basins

Samuel J. Wallace
Department of Geography, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

 
Abstract

One of the fundamental tools of ice sheet and glacier reconstruction is the geomorphological mapping of glacial landforms indicative of ice extent. The aim of this study is to create a geomorphological map of the glacial landforms of the Pukaki and Tekapo lake basins. This map is used to interpret the extent and retreat of the ice from this area. This mapping exercise was carried out using topographic maps, geological maps, aerial photographs and field checking, to create the final map. This map describes an area dominated by glacial landforms that were created about the time of the Last Glacial Maximum.

 
Reference

Wallace, S.J. 2001. Mapping glacial landforms in the Pukaki and Tekapo lake basins. Unpublished Postgraduate diploma in Science, in Geography, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. 53 pp.

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