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By Roy M. Breckenridge, Brian F. Atwater, Victor R. Baker, Alan J. Busacca, Richard L. Chambers, Robert R. Curry, Larry G. Hanson,

Published by means of the yank Geophysical Union as a part of the sector journey Guidebooks sequence, quantity 310.

This box advisor describes the geology of Pleistocene glacial Lake Missoula and the Channeled Scabland of the northwestern usa. Catastrophic floods created by way of outbursts from this glacially dammed lake created the biggest identified floods in the world. The course of this journey, proven in determine 1, follows the trail of the water from Missoula, Montana, via glacial Lake Missoula, on previous the world of ice dams in Idaho, down a number of the significant scabland channel structures and slackwater basins in Washington, and during the Columbia River Gorge to Portland, Oregon.

In 1933, the 16th consultation of the overseas Geological Congress incorporated an expedition into the Channeled Scabland that was once ready through J Harlen Bretz of the collage of Chicago. Professor Bretz's paintings at the Channeled Scabland lined over forty years. Now, we meet in 1989 at the related topic to determine the proof and vindication of his paintings, and to ascertain new learn in this very important occasion in Quaternary geology.

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