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Glacigenic debris-flows observed in 3D seismic high-resolution seafloor imagery, Faroe–Shetland Channel, NE Atlantic

Stewart, H.A.; Long, D.. 2016 Glacigenic debris-flows observed in 3D seismic high-resolution seafloor imagery, Faroe–Shetland Channel, NE Atlantic. In: Dowdeswell, J.A., (ed.) Atlas of submarine glacial landforms: modern, Quaternary and ancient. London, UK, Geological Society of London, 361-362. (Memoir Geological Society of London, 46, 46).

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Abstract/Summary

Glacigenic debris-flows represent successive mass-flow deposits that build out a prograding wedge of sediment beyond the grounding zone of an ice sheet (e.g. Laberg & Vorren 1995; King et al. 1998). A prograding sedimentary depocentre extending from the outer shelf to the upper slope has been observed in geophysical datasets from the West Shetland margin of the Faroe–Shetland Channel, NW of the UK in the NE Atlantic. Overlapping, glacigenic debris-flows comprise the Rona and Foula wedges and provide insight into the extent and stability of the northern sector of the British Ice Sheet during the last full-glacial period (Stoker & Varming 2011).

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1144/M46.94
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Glaciology
Marine Sciences
Date made live: 22 Dec 2016 09:33 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/515526

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