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A Slide of Glacier Ice and Rocks in Western Canada

  • O. Mokievsky-Zubok (a1)

Abstract

A glacier-caused slide occurred in July 1975 within the Devastation Glacier basin, British Columbia. An estimated 2.5 × 106 m3 of glacier ice, representing about 9% of the total mass, was incorporated into displaced debris. Four human lives were lost.

Résumé

Une chute de glace de glacier et de rochers dans l'ouest du Canada. Un glissement dû à un glacier s'est produit en juillet 1975 dans le bassin du Devastation Glacier en Colombie Britannique. Environ 2,5 × 106 m3 de glace de glacier, représentant à peu près 9% de la masse totale, fut incorporée dans les matériaux déplacés. Quatre vies humaines furent perdues.

Zusammenfassung

Eine Mure aus Gletschereis und Felsen in West-Kanada. Im Becken des Devastation Glacier, Britisch-Columbia, wurde im Juli 1975 durch einen Gletscher eine Mure ausgelöst. Etwa 2,5 × 106 m3 Gletschereis, das sind circa 9% der Gesamtmasse, wurden mit Schutt vermischt und verfrachtet. 4 Menschen kamen dabei ums Leben.

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Carter, N. M. 1932. Exploration in the Lillooet River watershed. Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 21, p. 818.
Read, P. B. 1977. Meager Creek volcanic complex, southwestern British Columbia. Report of activities. Part A. Canada. Geological Survey. Paper 77-1A, p. 277–81.

A Slide of Glacier Ice and Rocks in Western Canada

  • O. Mokievsky-Zubok (a1)

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