Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Short Courses in Geology Series, Volume 9.
Glacial-marine sedimentation is one of the more complex and least known aspects of sedimentation. A considerable volume of literature, however, does exist on the subject, especially describing ancient glacial-marine deposits [e.g., Anderson, 1983; Andrews and Match, 1983; Molnia, 1983]. These ancient glacial-marine deposits are widespread, both in time and space, and are of considerable paleogeographic significance. Surprisingly and unfortunately, many of these modern characterizations of ancient glacial-marine environments are based on a very restricted understanding of the complexities of the modem glacial and glacial-marine environments.