PLEISTOCENE FLOODS

Glacial advances and pluvial high-stands produced catastrophic floods



SPOKANE FLOODS: most ca. 13,500 14C yr; studied by J. Harlan Bretz (1923)


BONNEVILLE FLOODS: age ca. 14,500 14C yr; Malde (1968), O'Connor (1993)


SIBERIAN FLOODS (Baker et al., 1993): Altay Mts. 10,845 ± 80 14C yr PLEISTOCENE & HISTORIC FLOODS



PROGLACIAL LAKES (Kehew et al. 1983)

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HOMEWORK

links:
Altai Floods
Bonneville Flood
Missoula Floods (FIG.)
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