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Guide to Surficial Geology and River-Bluff Exposures, Noatak National Preserve, Northwestern Alaska

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2009

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Hamilton, Thomas D., 2009, Guide to Surficial Geology and River-Bluff Exposures, Noatak National Preserve, Northwestern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey, v. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5125, p. 117-117.

Summary

From its origin in rugged granitic highlands of the central Brooks Range, the Noatak River flows westward between the De Long Mountains and the Baird Mountains before turning south to enter Kotzebue Sound. Glaciers of middle and late Pleistocene age entered the Noatak River valley from the east, north, and south. Glaciers flowed down the upper Noatak River valley from the rugged peaks at its head, merging with tributary glaciers that issued from cirque-headed valleys along its south flank. Farther downvalley, small glaciers flowed northward from the Baird Mountains and much larger glaciers issued from the De Long Mountains. The De Long Mountains glaciers expanded southward to cover parts of the Noatak valley floor; they dammed the [...]

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