Nistor_1_2013

GEOLOGICAL AND GEOMORPHOLOGICAL FEATURES OF KENAI AND CHUGACH OUNTAINS  IN WHITTIER AREA, ALASKA
M.M. NISTOR1
1BabeĊŸ-Bolyai University, Faculty of Geography, 400006, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, e-mail: renddel@yahoo.com
ABSTRACT. – Geological and Geomorphological Features of Kenai and Chugach Mountains in Whittier Area, Alaska. The study presents a petrographic and geomorphologic research in which we identified important aspects of the eological formation and described geomorphological features of Kenai and Chugach Mountains in the Whittier Area, Alaska State. The general objectives are a check-up and presentation of the nature of rocks and typical landforms of glacial models. The field research includes observations on landscapes, the peculiar forms and samples of rocks from various locations, in order to see the local or allochthonous character, knowing that the glaciers can transport materials for long distances. Every rock sample was cut and studied in section at the microscope. The glacial landforms and the types of glaciers existing in Whittier Area were analysed in the field.
Keywords: geology, geomorphology, rocks, glaciers, Kenai, Chugach, Whittier, Alaska.
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