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Quaternary glacial stratigraphy and chronology of Mexico

January 1, 1986

The volcano Iztaccíhuatl in central Mexico was glaciated twice during the middle Pleistocene, once probably in pre-Illinoian (or pre-Bull Lake) time, and once in late Illinoian (or Bull Lake) time. Glaciation during the late Pleistocene was restricted to the late Wisconsin (or Pinedale). A maximum advance and one readvance are recorded in the early part, and one readvance in the latter part. Three or four small neoglacial advances occurred during the Holocene. Two other volcanoes nearby, Ajusco and Malinche, have a partial record of late Pleistocene and Holocene glaciations. Three others, Popocatépetl, Pico de Orizaba, and Nevado de Toluca, have a full Holocene record of three to five glacial advances during Neoglaciation.

Publication Year 1986
Title Quaternary glacial stratigraphy and chronology of Mexico
DOI 10.1016/0277-3791(86)90186-1
Authors Sidney White
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Quaternary Science Reviews
Index ID 70206360
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse