The glacial geomorphology around Inverness and the Great Glen

Merritt, Jon W.; Auton, Clive A.. 2021 The glacial geomorphology around Inverness and the Great Glen. In: Ballantyne, Colin K.; Gordon, John E., (eds.) Landscapes and landforms of Scotland. Cham Switzerland, Springer, 289-298. (World Geomorphological Landscapes).

Before downloading, please read NORA policies.
Chapter 15 The Glacial Geomorphology Around Inverness and the Great Glen_NORA.pdf - Accepted Version

Download (1MB) | Preview


Superimposed on ancient landscape elements, the Inverness region includes a palimpsest of subglacial landforms formed during successive Late Devensian ice movements. It contains a particularly rich and diverse set of sediments and landforms created close to retreating glacier margins, together with the legacy of a major oscillating tidewater outlet glacier. At least five phases of glaciation have been recognised, although they remain poorly constrained temporally. The region includes well-documented buried glacial rafts of arctic shelly clay, two internationally important localities where organic deposits pre-date the last ice sheet, and a good geomorphological record of Late Glacial sea-level change.

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
ISBN: 978-3-030-71246-4
Additional Keywords: Glacial geomorphology, Eskers, Kame terraces, Raised beaches, Transverse ridges, Megagrooves
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Date made live: 07 Oct 2021 09:52 +0 (UTC)

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Document Downloads

Downloads for past 30 days

Downloads per month over past year

More statistics for this item...