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River Terraces in southern New England

Amberlee - Cold River MA

River terraces are ubiquitous features throughout the southern New England landscape that demonstrate the role of glacio-isostatic rebound, local and regional base level changes, rock strength, climate change, and anthropogenic effects during the late Pleistocene and Holocene. This project is an analysis of fill and cut fill terraces found adjacent to the Farmington River in west-central Connecticut and the Housatonic River in western Massachusetts and Connecticut. Through the use of high-resolution airborne LiDAR data, fieldwork, and an analysis of archaeological records we are mapping the distribution and heights of terraces along these rivers.

 

Project Support:

Center for Integrative Geosciences, University of Connecticut

On to the Future Program (OTF), Geological Society of America

 

People Working on this Project

Amberlee Nicoulin

William Ouimet

 

Abstracts Related to this Project

Nicoulin, A., and Ouimet, W., River Terraces, Incision, and Post-Glacial Landscape Evolution in Southern New England: Abstract with Programs-Geological Society of America, October 2013.

Nicoulin, A., and Ouimet, W., River Terraces, Incision, and Post-Glacial Landscape Evolution in Southern New England: Abstract with Programs-Geological Society of America, vol. 45, no. 1, pp. 40, March 2013.