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Additions to classical sequence of Pleistocene glaciations, Sierra Nevada, California

Sharp, Robert P. and Birman, Joseph H. (1963) Additions to classical sequence of Pleistocene glaciations, Sierra Nevada, California. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 78 (8). pp. 1079-1086. ISSN 0016-7606. doi:10.1130/0016-7606(1963)74[1079:ATCSOP]2.0.CO;2.

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Two additions are proposed to Black-welder's classical sequence of four Pleistocene glaciations (Tioga, Tahoe, Sherwin, and McGee) of the Sierra Nevada. The younger, the Tenaya, lies between Tioga and Tahoe, giving a three-fold subdivision of the Wisconsin. The older, named Mono Basin, fills the long-recognized gap between Tahoe and Sherwin; it is possibly Illinoian. Evidence for the Mono Basin glaciation is scanty because its ice streams were less extensive than the subsequent Tahoe glaciers.

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