Periglacial Processes and Landforms in Britain and Ireland

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John Boardman
Cambridge University Press, Apr 14, 2011 - Science - 308 pages
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This 1987 book examines the intimate link between periglacial geomorphology and the fluctuating climates of the Quaternary Period in the British Isles. In the last two million years, ice sheets have covered northern Britain several times. In the south, at the limit of the glaciation, intense frost action and the formation of permafrost have influenced past and present landscapes. The first part of the book looks at areas of the world that have climates similar to periglacial Britain: Scandinavia, the Canadian Arctic, and alpine regions. Contributors then present data on periglacial landforms in the British Isles. Topics discussed include the periglaciation of upland Britain, ground ice depressions, and pingo remnants. The regions surveyed stretch from northern Scotland to the Isles of Scilly. The contributions are based on a conference held in late 1985 under the sponsorship of the International Geographical Union and the Quaternary Research Association of the United Kingdom.
  

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Contents

P OCallaghan 202 Glasnevin Avenue Dublin 11 Ireland
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Periglacial processes and landforms in the Western Canadian Arctic
27
Periglacial phenomena of northern Fennoscandia
45
b Pleistocene conditions in adjacent Europe
67
a Introduction
89
The presentday periglaciation of upland Britain
113
b Weathering and soils
127
Effects of the Devensian cold stage on soil characteristics and distribution in eastern
145
a modern analogue for Pleistocene rock
173
Origin of small hollows in Norfolk
191
d Slopes sediments and mass wasting
209
Periglacial sediments and landforms in the Isles of Scilly and West Cornwall
225
Strongly folded structures associated with permafrost degradation and solifluction
245
a case study from the English
265
The significance of periglacial features on Knocknadobar south west Ireland
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Periglacial features in the soils of north east Scotland
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