Notes on the Ancient Glaciers of New Zealand

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    MR. RUSSELL was attached to the U.S. Transit of Venus Expedition, and finding himself stationed on the shores of Lake Wakatipu among the snow-fields and glaciers of the South Island of New Zealand he read what had been written on the ice-work of that region and supplemented his reading by the personal observations recorded in these notes. Though he does not add any important new fact to our previous knowledge he gives an interesting résumé of the physical geography of the glacier region, pointing out the evidence for the former greater extension of the ice-fields of New Zealand, and dwelling especially on the proofs of enormous erosion shown by the valleys and lake-basins.

    Notes on the Ancient Glaciers of New Zealand.

    With Map. By J. C. Russell. Reprinted from the “Annals of the Lyceum of Natural History.” (New York: November, 1876.)

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    Notes on the Ancient Glaciers of New Zealand . Nature 16, 100 (1877) doi:10.1038/016100b0

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