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Geological constraints on geophysical models of relative sea-level change during deglaciation of the western Irish sea basin

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McCabe, AM (1997) Geological constraints on geophysical models of relative sea-level change during deglaciation of the western Irish sea basin. JOURNAL OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 154 (Part 4). pp. 601-604. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1144/gsjgs.154.4.0601

Abstract

Numerical model predictions of low Late Devensian sea levels around Britain are inconsistent with dated sea-level indicators contained in the geological record. Stratigraphies from the western Irish Sea Basin record high sea levels throughout the last deglacial cycle (21-13 ka BP) and onshore ice-marginal glaciomarine and marine sedimentation. Sedimentary evidence emphasizes the role played by delayed isostatic uplift coupled with rapid tidewater evacuation of ice from the basin. Drumlinization and marine downdraw in the northern Irish Sea Basin records subglacial sediment transfer towards tidewater ice margins and headward extension of ice streams deep into the ice sheet around 14 ka BP.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Environmental Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Environmental Sciences Research Institute
Environmental Sciences Research Institute > Quaternary Environmental Change
ID Code:23096
Deposited By:Mrs Linda Allen
Deposited On:04 Sep 2012 12:09
Last Modified:04 Sep 2012 12:09

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