Articles | Volume 4, issue 4
Earth Surf. Dynam., 4, 831–869, 2016

Special issue: Frontiers in geomorphometry

Earth Surf. Dynam., 4, 831–869, 2016

Research article 08 Nov 2016

Research article | 08 Nov 2016

Reconstruction of North American drainage basins and river discharge since the Last Glacial Maximum

Andrew D. Wickert

Data sets

Reconstruction of North American Drainage Basins and River Discharge Since the Last Glacial Maximum A. D. Wickert

Short summary
The ice sheets that once spread across northern North America dramatically changed the drainage basin areas and discharges of rivers across the continent. As these ice sheets retreated, starting around 19 500 years ago, they sent meltwater to the oceans, influencing climate and building a geologic record of deglaciation. This record can be used to evaluate ice-sheet reconstructions and build an improved history and understanding of past ice-sheet collapse across North America.