Glacial Environment

  • Hans-Erich Reineck
  • Indra Bir Singh
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Glacial environment is not widespread on the earth’s surface today. However, a widespread record of glacial activity during the Pleistocene ice age has been left behind over vast areas, and a detailed study of them has been most helpful in understanding the glacial processes and the characteristics of glacial deposits. This knowledge can be successfully applied in the study of ancient, e.g., pre-Pleistocene glacial deposits. Today, the glacial environment is restricted to areas around the north and south poles, and high mountains in other latitudes covered by snow e. g., the Alps and the Himalayas.


Glacial Lake Sandur Deposit Ground Moraine Glacial Deposit Delta Front 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans-Erich Reineck
    • 1
  • Indra Bir Singh
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Meeresgeologie und MeeresbiologieSenckenberg-InstitutWilhelmshavenGermany
  2. 2.Department of GeologyLucknow UniversityLucknowIndia

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