Quaternary Glaciations - Extent and Chronology: Part I: Europe (Google eBook)

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Elsevier, Jun 8, 2004 - Science - 488 pages
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This book is the first 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 workers, 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. For major parts of Europe also the extent of the maximum Eemian transgression has been indicated. The digital maps in this volume cover all of Europe and parts of northwestern Siberia. Both overview maps and more detailed maps at a scale 1: 1,000,000 are provided.



Also available:
Part II: North America, ISBN 0-444-51592-5
Part III: South America, Asia, Africa, Australia, Antarctica, ISBN 0-444-51593-3

  

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Contents

The main glacial limits in Belarus
15
a review of stratigraphy and glaciation history
35
Pleistocene glaciations in Estonia
83
the Alps and Jura
101
The Quaternary glaciation of the Pyrenees
119
Pleistocene glaciations of North Germany
135
Markus Fiebig Susanne J H Buiter and Dietrich Ellwanger
148
Extent and chronology of glaciations in Iceland a brief overview of the glacial history
175
Simon J Carr
261
Pleistocene glacial limits in Poland
295
Pleistocene ice limits in the Russian northern lowlands
309
Glaciations of the East European Plain distribution and chronology
337
On the age and extent of the maximum Late Pleistocene ice advance along the BalticCaspian watershed
355
Weichselian glaciation of the Taymyr Peninsula Siberia
359
Glacial morphology of Serbia with comments on the Pleistocene Glaciation of Monte Negro
379
Glacial events in the western Iberian Mountains
395

Evidence for several ice marginal positions in east central Ireland and their relationship to
193
Quaternary glaciations in the eastern sector of the Italian Alps
209
Deglaciation history of Latvia
225
A brief outline of the Quaternary of Lithuania and the history of its investigation
245
The Swiss glacial record a schematic summary
413
Pleistocene glaciations in the Ukraine
431
Index
461
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