Quaternary Geologic Map of Connecticut and Long Island Sound Basin

Map shows areas of glacial deposits and features using colors, patterns, abbreviations, lines, and arrows.

Detailed Description

The Quaternary geologic map and explanatory figures and cross sections portray the geologic features formed in Connecticut during the Quaternary Period, which includes the Pleistocene (glacial) and Holocene (postglacial) Epochs. The Quaternary Period has been a time of development of many details of the landscape and of all the surficial deposits. At least twice in the late Pleistocene, continental ice sheets swept across Connecticut. Their effects are of pervasive importance to the present occupants of the land.

The Quaternary geologic map illustrates the geologic history and the distribution of depositional environments during the emplacement of glacial and postglacial surficial deposits and the landforms resulting from those events.

Details

Image Dimensions: 1500 x 1337

Date Taken:

Location Taken: CT, US

Source:

U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 2784
Quaternary Geologic Map of Connecticut and Long Island Sound Basin: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 2784 consists of two map sheets and a text pamphlet. These are provided in PDF format.