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Multiphase water-escape features developed in glacial sediments exposed at Clava, Inverness

Phillips, Emrys. 2007 Multiphase water-escape features developed in glacial sediments exposed at Clava, Inverness. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 46pp. (IR/07/011) (Unpublished)

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Abstract/Summary

This report describes the micromorphology of samples prepared from Quaternary glaciogenic sediments exposed in the Clava area, near Inverness, Scotland. The work forms part of the Engineering Geology of Tills Project of the Physical Hazards Programme. The first part of the report provides the background information on the Quaternary geology of the Clava area. This is followed by a section describing the detailed micromorphology of six large format thin sections of the matrix of a locally shelly, clay-rich silty diamicton and the structurally overlying sands, silts and clay layers. The results are used to develop a model for the role of pressurised pore water and water-escape during the glacitectonic emplacement of rafts of shell-bearing marine deposits within the Pleistocene glaciogenic sequence exposed at Clava.

Item Type: Publication - Report (UNSPECIFIED)
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Physical Hazards
Funders/Sponsors: NERC
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: Contributor: Jon Merritt. This item has been internally reviewed but not externally peer-reviewed
Additional Keywords: Glacial sediments, Inverness, Micromorphology
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Date made live: 19 Jun 2009 14:33
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/7519

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