Author(s)

Simon L. Pendleton

Graduation Year

2011

Date of Thesis Acceptance

Fall 5-9-2011

Major Department or Program

Geology - Environmental Studies

Advisor(s)

Robert J. Carson

Abstract

Thesis characterizing the glaciofluvial environment of the Linnébreen glacier in Svalbard, Norway and subsequent effects on high Arctic lacustrine sediment deposition. Climate forcings on the glacier control sediment production from the glacier and therefore should be recorded likewise in the lake sediment profiles. By understanding the relationships between local climate and sediment flux, a better understanding and correlation between climate and deposited sediment can be established.

Page Count

50

Subject Headings

Suspended sediments-- Norway -- Spitsbergen Island, Lake sediments, Meltwater – Analysis, Climatic changes, Glaciers, Climatic factors, Sedimentation and deposition – Norway -- Spitsbergen Island, Whitman College 2011 -- Dissertation collection -- Geology-Environmental Studies

Permanent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10349/1034

Document Type

Public Accessible Thesis

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