Sedimentological and geomorphical investigation of the Paris Moraine in the Guelph area, Ontario, Canada

dc.contributor.advisorArnaud, Emmanuelle
dc.contributor.authorMcGill, Michael
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-21T14:32:15Z
dc.date.available2012-08-21T14:32:15Z
dc.date.copyright2012-08
dc.date.created2012-06-20
dc.date.issued2012-08-21
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Land Resource Scienceen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.degree.programmeLand Resource Scienceen_US
dc.description.abstractA 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.sponsorshipOntario Research Fund
dc.description.sponsorshipNatural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
dc.description.sponsorshipOntario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10214/3865
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ca/*
dc.subjectParis Moraineen_US
dc.subjectMoraineen_US
dc.subjectSedimentologyen_US
dc.subjectGuelphen_US
dc.subjectLithofaciesen_US
dc.subjectHydrogeologyen_US
dc.subjectRelief Inversionen_US
dc.subjectQuaternaryen_US
dc.subjectGlacialen_US
dc.subjectSupraglacialen_US
dc.subjectEnd Moraineen_US
dc.titleSedimentological and geomorphical investigation of the Paris Moraine in the Guelph area, Ontario, Canadaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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