Insights into New Zealand glacial processes from studies of glacial geomorphology and sedimentology in Rakaia and other South Island valleys

Abstract

This thesis investigates the assertion by many early and more recent New Zealand glacial workers, that the high catchment rainfall and low seasonality in New Zealand create unique glacial sedimentary and geomorphic processes. Specifically the thesis examines the nature of glacial sedimentology and geomorphology in South Island, New Zealand focussing on the Rakaia Valley, as most of the early studies that suggested a distinct New Zealand process environment were based on South Island, East Coast glacial valleys. The thesis provides insights into glacial processes operating at glacial termini of late Quaternary glaciers in this region

Link

http://ir.canterbury.ac.nz/handle/10092/3699

Description
TitleInsights into New Zealand glacial processes from studies of glacial geomorphology and sedimentology in Rakaia and other South Island valleys
AuthorHyatt, Olivia Marie
Date2010
Degree LevelDoctor of Philosophy
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
FocusSedimentology
Keywordsglacier; glacial deposits; geomorphology; Quaternary
LocalitySouth Island; New Zealand; Rakaia Valley