Ice Age Earth: Late Quaternary Geology and Climate

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Psychology Press, 1992 - Science - 293 pages
Ice Age Earth provides the first detailed review of global environmental change in the Late Quaternary. Significant geological and climatic events are analysed within a review of glacial and periglacial history. The melting history of the last ice sheets reveals that complex, dynamic and catastrophic change occurred, change which affected the circulation of the atmosphere and oceans and the stability of the Earth's crust.
 

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Contents

Timescales and terminology
3
Sets of parallel friction cracks and glacial striae Reconstruction of geography of northern North Sea region
8
OCEAN SED IMENTS AND ICE CORES
15
ICE A GE PALAEO CLIMATES AND COMPUTER
24
Ice age palaeoclimates in the northern hemisphere
31
Ice age palaeoclimates in the southern hemisphere
38
Extent of ice cover in Eurasia and the Arctic
44
Late Quaternary ice sheets in North America
55
Icedammed lakes
139
Factors that affect hydrological response
146
Summary
159
Late Quaternary loess stratigraphy
168
Evidence from ocean and ice cores
176
CRUSTAL AND SUBCRUSTAL EFFECTS
199
Raised shoreline staircases of early Holocene age
207
LATE QUATERNARY SEA LEVEL CHANGES
215

Rest of the world
63
Models of Late Quaternary ice sheet evolution
70
ICE AGE PERIGLACIAL ENVIRONMENTS
109
Late Quaternary permafrost in North America
119
LAKES BOGS AND MIRES
126
MILAN KOVITCH CYCLES AND LATE
235
References
257
Index
280
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