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Pre-late Devensian high-arctic marine deposits in SW Scotland

Peacock, J.D.; Everest, J.D.. 2010 Pre-late Devensian high-arctic marine deposits in SW Scotland. Scottish Journal of Geology, 46 (1). 89-92. 10.1144/0036-9276/01-390

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Abstract/Summary

We present new interpretations of Digital Elevation Model (DEM) data and marine fossils collected from three sites on the Rhins of Galloway which, contrary to recent proposals, suggest that the landforms and deposits of the region do not represent evidence for a readvance during the Lateglacial Period. Rather we suggest that the high-arctic fauna found in the region are representative of an earlier, colder part of a Middle Devensian ice-free interval. The predominantly streamlined topography, and distinct lack of identifiable discrete moraine limits argues for only minor, local glacial advances, in combination with widespread rapid retreat across the peninsula at the end of the Lateglacial.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1144/0036-9276/01-390
Programmes: BGS Programmes 2010 > Geology and Landscape (Scotland)
ISSN: 0036-9276
Additional Keywords: Marine deposits, Devensian, Southwest Scotland
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Date made live: 19 Aug 2010 09:25
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/10703

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