Accession Number : AD0647076

Title :   REGIONAL CHANGES IN SHORELINE.

Descriptive Note : Final rept., 1 Jan-31 Dec 66,

Corporate Author : ACADEMY OF NATURAL SCIENCES OF PHILADELPHIA PA

Personal Author(s) : Richards,Horace G.

Report Date : 30 JAN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : Studies of Quaternary changes in shoreline have been carried out in different parts of the world. Part of this work was in cooperation with the Lamont Geological Observatory. Additional molluscan material was received from cores taken on the Argentina Shelf, the study of which confirms the previous evidence for a cold, shallow sea dating from Wisconsin time, work on the Canary Islands has yielded an extensive fauna. Absolute dating from one locality on Grand Canary suggests that the islands have been more stable than previously thought, the last major submergence having taken place during the Riss/Wurm interglacial. Similar conclusions were obtained from studies on some of the Bahama Islands. Miscellaneous studies were made on the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts of North America. Field work was done in Alaska and Japan in connection with a trip to the Pacific Science Congress in Tokyo. A study was made on some fossils in concretions dredged from Georges Bank. Miocene and Pleistocene species have been identified. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MARINE GEOLOGY, PALEONTOLOGY), (*PALEONTOLOGY, AQUATIC ANIMALS), GEOLOGIC AGE DETERMINATION, COASTAL REGIONS, ECOLOGY, MOLLUSCA, CONTINENTAL SHELVES, BEACHES, GLACIERS, ICE, MARINE BIOLOGY, DEPOSITS

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE