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Date Permissions Signed

2-14-2018

Date of Award

Spring 1972

Document Type

Masters Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Geology

First Advisor

Schwartz, Maurice L.

Second Advisor

Swineford, Ada, 1917-

Third Advisor

Pevear, David R.

Abstract

Sub-bottom profiles and core sampling indicate that a trough-like depression below the bay near South Bellingham is a Pleistocene erosional paleotopographic surface sloping bayward from the uplandds to the east. A series of Late Pleistocene glacial till and glaciomarine deposits overlie the erosional surface and fill the depression. The glacial deposits are overlain by Recent sand and mud deposits which are rich in wood fragments and shell materials.

Bellingham Bay is basin-shaped with a deep narrow trough to the west. The Pleistocene basement is generally structureless and conforms to the bay bottom. Several trough shaped depressions which are overlain by Pleistocene and Recent sediments are located near the perimeter of the bay.

Type

Text

Keywords

Bellingham Bay, Pleistocene sediment, Recent sediment

Publisher

Western Washington University

OCLC Number

1023812726

Digital Format

application/pdf

Comments

Page 50 is miss-numbered and not missing.

Geographic Coverage

Bellingham Bay (Wash.)

Genre/Form

Academic theses

Language

English

Rights

Copying of this thesis in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this thesis for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author's written permission.

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