Are North Slope surface alluvial fans pre-Holocene relicts?

Professional Paper 1605
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The surface morphology of the northern slope of the Brooks Range (North Slope) from the Canning River, Alaska, eastward is dominated by a series of large alluvial fans and braided streams floored by coarse alluvium. On the basis of our studies, we conclude that the fans are not prograding now nor have they been prograding at any time during the Holocene. During the latest transgression and the following sea-level highstand, the North Slope depositional environment and climate probably differed greatly from the present ones.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Are North Slope surface alluvial fans pre-Holocene relicts?
Series title Professional Paper
Series number 1605
DOI 10.3133/pp1605
Edition Online Version 1.0
Year Published 2000
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s) Western Coastal and Marine Geology
Description 9 p.
Country United States
State Alaska
Other Geospatial North Slope
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