A SEDIMENTOLOGICAL AND GEOMORPHICAL INVESTIGATION OF THE PARIS MORAINE IN THE GUELPH AREA, ONTARIO, CANADA

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A SEDIMENTOLOGICAL AND GEOMORPHICAL INVESTIGATION OF THE PARIS MORAINE IN THE GUELPH AREA, ONTARIO, CANADA

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dc.contributor.advisor Arnaud, Emmanuelle
dc.contributor.author McGill, Michael
dc.date 2012-06-20
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-21T14:32:15Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-21T14:32:15Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-21
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/3865
dc.description.abstract A sedimentological and geomorphologic investigation southeast of the City of Guelph, Ontario was undertaken to determine the nature, trends in distribution, and origin of subsurface sediments in the Paris moraine. Sediments were investigated by drilling five cored-holes, mapping geomorphic elements, and creating a database of existing data. Nine broadly encompassing and reoccurring lithofacies were identified, ranging from gravel to clayey silt. The general transverse trend of geomorphic elements across the moraine consists of a frontslope, hummocky, and backslope element. Sediment-landform associations were identified from the synthesis of cored-hole, geomorphic element mapping, and lithologic cross-section data. Based on these results, the Paris Moraine is thought to be the remnants of an ice-cored controlled moraine. The relief inversion process responsible for the formation of the controlled moraine creates a horizontally and vertically variable distribution of lithofacies. Hydrogeologic properties of the moraine sediments will likely be similarly spatially variable and difficult to predict. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Ontario Research Fund, NSERC, OMAFRA en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ca/ *
dc.subject Paris Moraine en_US
dc.subject Moraine en_US
dc.subject Sedimentology en_US
dc.subject Guelph en_US
dc.subject Lithofacies en_US
dc.subject Hydrogeology en_US
dc.subject Relief Inversion en_US
dc.subject Quaternary en_US
dc.subject Glacial en_US
dc.subject Supraglacial en_US
dc.subject End Moraine en_US
dc.title A SEDIMENTOLOGICAL AND GEOMORPHICAL INVESTIGATION OF THE PARIS MORAINE IN THE GUELPH AREA, ONTARIO, CANADA en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Land Resource Science en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Land Resource Science en_US


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