By G. Michael Clark, Edward J. Ciolkosz, J. Steven Kite, David A. Lietzke(auth.)
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Published through the yankee Geophysical Union as a part of the Field journey Guidebooks Series.
The geomorphology of the imperative and Southern Appalachians has been the topic of numerous earlier tours. Johnson et al. (1933) led a bunch from ny via New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and japanese so much West Virginia to the sixteenth foreign Geological Congress in Washington, DC. Butts et al. (1933) mentioned a few facets of Appalachian geomorphology in the course of their expedition from Washington to Morristown, Tennessee and go back. extra lately, Ciolkosz et al. (1971) led a geomorphology and soils journey from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Washington. Kite and Linton (1987) et al., equipped box tours for the 1st assembly of the Southeastern acquaintances of the Pleistocene in jap West Virginia. Bogucki et al. (1973) led a visit via nice Smoky Mountains nationwide Park; a part of this direction might be re-traversed on day certainly one of this expedition. Delcourt and Delcourt (1985) additionally performed a visit from Knoxville throughout the nice Smoky Mountains and likewise visited the terraces of the Little Tennessee River. because the sixteenth IGC, the point of interest of Appalachian geomorphic examine has shifted from hypothesis on total drainage evolution and outline and correlation of presumed erosion surfaces to quantitative description, process-oriented experiences in line with equilibrium innovations, and utilized learn. curiosity continues to be excessive, although, in learn that might support clarify the origins of topography and drainage during this vintage zone.
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Note interrelationships of colluvium with microtopography on dip slope. Valley floor of Wolf Creek valley. Dam on left, enter Burkes Garden through water gap (see FIGURE 20). Note massive float blocks derived from the Clinch Sandstone. The flatter parts of Burkes Garden (938 m) are an excellent example of a karst plain. The erosional geomorphic processes that shaped Burkes Garden are not understood. Very little colluvium remains in this cove in contrast with the volume of clastics that had to be removed during the unroofing of the dome.
Junction with US 52. Continue north on routes 52 and 42. Note nearly flat-floored streamless valley on right. Cross 1-77 on overpass. Enter Bland. Bedrock here is thick-bedded, argillaceous Honaker Dolostone. Fault trace of the T150: 41 FIGURE 22 The Big Mountain-Butt Mountain massif as seen from route 730. Salt Pond Mountain and Johns Creek Mountain coalesce in a synclinal nose to form the peak left of center (see FIGURE 23). 1 Saltville (Bland) Thrust Fault is to the northwest of the highway.
Depart Sevier County and enter Jefferson County. 0 At exit 417, 1-40 is on cherty dolostones of the Knox Group that are highly weathered and leached. Soils are deep, clayey, and classify as Typic Paleudults. Bear left and enter 1-81 north. The 1-81 alignment here runs parallel to trend of calcareous shales of the Chickamauga Group, with the Sevier Formation thickening to the southeast. )] have been identified by the presence of dark-red, chert-free, clayey alluvium. This ancient alluvium contains rounded gravels and cobbles from eastern and southeastern Blue Ridge provenances.
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