Sorted Patterned Ground: New Appalachian Localities South of the Glacial Border

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Science  26 Jul 1968:
Vol. 161, Issue 3839, pp. 355-356
DOI: 10.1126/science.161.3839.355


Sorted stripes, nets, and polygons in the Appalachians of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Virginia display patterns and stone orientations visibly similar to those of ground patterned under current cold climates. Larger forms appear inactive or fossil and may provide data on the paleoclimate and slope stability.

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