Quaternary Glaciations - Extent and Chronology: Part III: South America, Asia, Africa, Australia, Antarctica (Google eBook)

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Elsevier, Oct 2, 2004 - Science - 390 pages
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This book is the last of three volumes in which the recent knowledge of the extent and chronology of Quaternary glaciations has been compiled on a global scale. This information is seen as a fundamental requirement, not only for the glacial community, but for the wider user-community of general Quaternary workers. In particular the need for accurate ice-front positions is a basic requirement for the rapidly growing field of palaeoclimate modelling. In order to provide the information for the widest-possible range of users in the most accessible form, a series of digital maps was prepared.



The glacial limits were mapped in ArcView, the Geographical Information System (GIS) used by the work group. Included with the publication is a CD with digital maps, showing glacial limits, end moraines, ice-dammed lakes, glacier-induced drainage diversions and the locations of key sections through which the glacial limits are defined and dated. Where controversial interpretations are possible, such as for High Asia, they are indicated. All information on Quaternary glaciations worldwide is presented for the first time in a uniform format, including the mountain glaciations of regions such as Costa Rica, Ethiopia or Taiwan. The digital maps in this volume cover Latin America, Asia, Africa, Australasia, Antarctica. Both overview maps and more detailed maps at a scale 1: 1,000,000 are provided.



Also available:
Part I: Europe, ISBN 0-444-51462-7
Part II: North America, ISBN 0-444-51592-5

  

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Contents

Late Pleistocene Glaciation of the Hindu Kush Afghanistan
1
Quaternary Glacial and Climate History of Antarctica
3
Glaciations in the Magellan Straits and Tierra Del Fuego Southernmost South America
45
Glaciations in Argentine Patagonia Southern South America
49
Pleistocene Glaciations in the Mendoza Andes Argentina
69
The Last Glacial Maximum LGM Glacier Cover of the Aconcagua Group and Adjacent Massifs in the Mendoza Andes South America
75
Late Quaternary Glaciations of Bolivia
83
The Pleistocene Glaciations of Chile
89
Late Quaternary Glaciations in Japan
217
Quaternary Glacial Chronology of Mount Kenya Massif
227
Late Quaternary Glaciation of Mexico
233
The extent of Late Pleistocene Glaciations in the Altai and Khangai Mountains
243
Quaternary Glaciation in the Atlas Mountains of North Africa
255
Quaternary Glaciation in the Nepal Himalaya
261
The Glaciation of the Rolwaling Himal and the Kangchenjunga Himal during the Last Glacial Maximum Nepal E Himalaya
279
South Island New Zealand Ice Advances and Marine Shorelines
285

Quaternary Glaciations in China
105
The Quaternary Glacial Record of the Colombian Andes
115
Late Quaternary Glaciation of Costa Rica and Guatemala Central America
135
Quaternary Glaciations in the East African Mountains
139
Late Quaternary Glaciations of Ecuador Peru and Bolivia
151
Late Quaternary Glaciations of Ecuador
165
Quaternary Glacial Activity on the Ethiopian Mountains
171
The High Glacial Last Ice Age and LGM Ice Cover in High and Central Asia
175
Late Quaternary Glaciation of Northern India
201
Glaciation of Malaysia and Indonesia Excluding New Guinea
211
Pleistocene Glaciation of Iraq
215
Quaternary Glaciations in the High Mountains of Northern Pakistan
293
an Overview of Ice Extent during the Last Glacial Maximum
313
Quaternary Glaciation of NorthEastern Asia
321
Quaternary Glaciation in the High Mountains of Central and NorthEast Asia
325
Glaciation in Southern Africa
337
Quaternary Glaciation of the subAntarctic Islands
339
Traces of Glaciation in the High Mountains of Taiwan
347
Quaternary Glaciations of Tasmania and their Ages
353
Pleistocene Glaciations in Southern and Eastern Tibet
361
Index
371
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