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Rapid exhumation of ice-covered rocks of the Chugach-St. Elias orogen, Southeast Alaska
Eva Enkelmann et al., Earth and Environmental Science Department, Lehigh University, 31 Williams Drive, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015, USA. Pages 915-918.
The Chugach-St. Elias orogen in Southeast Alaska is the Earth's highest coastal mountain range, with peaks exceeding 5500 meters. Due to the high elevation, high latitude, and proximity to the Pacific Ocean, the mountain rage is mostly covered by ice. The thick ice cover hinders rock sampling at low-elevation areas, which are generally used for the study of the exhumation processes in mountain ranges. Enkelmann et al. studied the cooling ages of detrital zircons from glacial rivers to get information about the erosion processes underneath the ice. They present a new exhumation model for the Chugach-St. Elias orogen that st
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