Title

The Surficial Geology of the Southeastern Segment of the Lake Ontario Plain, New York

Date of Award

1957

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Earth Sciences

Advisor(s)

E. T. Apfel

Keywords

Surficial deposits, Parent materials, Underlying soils, Sedimentation, Composition, Glacial till

Subject Categories

Geology

Abstract

The purpose of this investigation is two-fold; first, to map the surficial deposits of the southeastern segment of the Lake Ontario Plain based upon an interpretation of the parent materials of the underlying soils, and second, to determine, employing the techniques of Sedimentation, the composition and the origin of the glacial till in the portion of the Plan lying between Syracuse and Rochester, New York.

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