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A glacio-isostatic facies model and amino acid stratigraphy for late Quaternary events in Spitsbergen and the Arctic

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BOULTON, GS, BALDWIN, CT, PEACOCK, JD, MCCABE, AM, MILLER, G, JARVIS, J, HORSEFIELD, B, WORSLEY, P, EYLES, N, CHROSTON, PN, DAY, TE, GIBBARD, P, HARE, PE and VONBRUNN, V (1982) A glacio-isostatic facies model and amino acid stratigraphy for late Quaternary events in Spitsbergen and the Arctic. NATURE, 298 (5873). pp. 437-441. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1038/298437a0

Abstract

Strong early Holocene crustal uplift over the Spitsbergen archipelago reflects disappearance of an ice mass centred just north-east of the archipelago and which decayed rapidly just after 10,000 BP after a maximum extension between 12,600 and 10,000 BP. From the lithofacies distributions associated with these events a glacio-isostatic facies model can be defined which, combined with analyses of amino acid racemization, provides a valuable stratigraphic method for correlating pre-Holocene glacio-isostatic events. These are correlated with events in Greenland, and both are contrasted with Weichselian glacial events at the southern margins of the two great Northern Hemisphere ice sheets and with contemporary water mass changes in the North Atlantic and Norwegian Sea. The geographical variation in glacier response through time is explained by three principal climatic circulation patterns.

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:23127
Deposited By:Mrs Linda Allen
Deposited On:04 Sep 2012 11:37
Last Modified:04 Sep 2012 11:37

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