U.S. Geological Survey
Quaternary Glacial Stratigraphic Framework, Eastern U.S.
The objectives of this project are to: (1) produce the Quaternary Geologic Map of Massachusetts, digitally at 1:24,000 scale; (2) compile a regional map of correlated glacial deposits across areas of six glacial lobes in southern New England, Long Island, New York and adjacent offshore areas, and determine ages of deposits in the terminal zones of the six lobes; (3) produce maps in the southern peninsula of Michigan that demonstrate detailed processes and dated events during deglaciation; (4) demonstrate, with map examples, our ability to predict and assess how stratigraphic features affect the flow of water through glacial aquifer systems. This project maps glacial aquifers, the qualitative vulnerability of these aquifers to contamination, the location/quantity of aggregate resources and the geologic conditions in hazardous areas.
contact: Janet Stone