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Glacial Landforms In The Peterborough Ontario Region

6473 words - 26 pages

Glacial Landforms in the Peterborough Ontario Region

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1. Introduction 3
2. Section 1: Geology 3
3. Section 2: Geomorphology 8
4. Section 3: Hydrology 13
5. Section 4: Vegetation 15
6. Section 5: Soil 18
7. Section 6: Climate 20
8. Conclusion 22
9. Appendix 24
10. References 25
11. Maps

This is a report based on three days of observations and testing in the region known as the Peterborough drumlin field. It will address a variety of regional elements, such as climate, soil, vegetation, hydrology, geomorphology, and geology. A variety of sites located on the Canadian Shield, the zone of thick glacial deposits to the south, and the transition between them will be the focus of the report. It is supplemented with previous research on the region. September 8, 1999, day one of the field study involved an area of largely granite bedrock that is part of the Canadian Shield and is the most northern point of study (see Map 2). September 9, 1999, day two, involved three main areas of study: the Bridgenorth esker (Map 3), Mark S. Burnham Park (Map 4), and the Rice Lake drumlin (Map 6). These sites are in areas of thick glacial deposits. September 10, 1999, day three, involved studying the Warsaw Caves (see Map 5) as a transition zone between Precambrian Shield rock to the north and Paleozoic rock to the south. A general map of the entire study region is provided by Map 1.
Section 1: Geology
Part I: Bedrock Knob
The site visited on this day was informally known as the Bedrock Knob (NTS grid reference: 120 342). It is in an area where patches of limestone and exposed bedrock are common. The bedrock is part of the Precambrian Canadian Shield, comprised mainly of hard igneous and metamorphic biotite and gneiss granite rock. The Knob is outlined by relatively low elevations on all sides and a peak of exposed bedrock. The bedrock is relatively smooth and bare and provides clear evidence of glaciation in the area. The exposed rock is light pink in colour and is covered in lichen, mosses, and grasses. The grasses grow in small trenches on the Knob where material has collected over time. There are striations running southeast to northwest on the exposed bedrock (298 degrees). Some of the striations turn into fractures, where rock has broken off possibly due to freezing and thawing. These striations are the result of debris being scraped along the surface of the rock by a glacier. The fractures are likely due to the release of pressure caused by ice and rock being melted and eroded off the bedrock. In some places fractures are intersected by fractures running perpendicular, which may suggest something on the composition of the rock (i.e. The way it fractures under pressure, the process under which the rock was formed or transformed, or the direction of ice movement). The highest points of the Knob are the most barren probably because...

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