Trend surface analysis of glacially buried pleistocene organic deposits in central Michigan

Bruce L. Rhoads, Richard L. Rieck, Harold A. Winters

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Abstract

Trend surfaces were determined and compared for the bedrock surface, two characteristics of the present topography, and 42 water well log reports of glacially buried carbonaceous horizons within drift from an area in central Michigan. Data almost certainly indicate that the glacially buried Pleistocene organic deposits represent two or more pre-Woodfordian paleosurfaces. Trend surface analysis of buried organic horizons may be useful for recognizing paleosurfaces and separating drift sheets in other areas with limited subsurface data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)64-73
Number of pages10
JournalProfessional Geographer
Volume36
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1984
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Michigan-glaciation
  • Paleosurface
  • Pleistocene
  • Trend surface

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Earth-Surface Processes

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