Articles | Volume 11, issue 3
The Cryosphere, 11, 1265–1282, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-1265-2017

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The Cryosphere, 11, 1265–1282, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-1265-2017
Research article
30 May 2017
Research article | 30 May 2017

Cryostratigraphy, sedimentology, and the late Quaternary evolution of the Zackenberg River delta, northeast Greenland

Graham L. Gilbert et al.

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We reconstruct the Holocene development of the Zackenberg River delta (northeast Greenland) using a combination of sedimentology, cryostratigraphy, and geochronology. We distinguish four major depositional environments and identify three cryofacies. We apply the principles of cryostratigraphy to infer the aggradational history of permafrost. This paper contains an archive of ground ice in epigenetic permafrost in northeast Greenland.