Quaternary Glaciations - Extent and Chronology: Part I: Europe

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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. 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 are included. 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 are provided.
 

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Contents

Chapter 25 A brief outline of the Quaternary of Lithuania and the history of its investigation
245
Chapter 26 Pleistocene glaciation in The Netherlands
251
Chapter 27 The North Sea basin
261
Chapter 28 Ice sheet limits in Norway and on the Norwegian continental shelf
271
Chapter 29 Pleistocene glacial limits in Poland
295
Chapter 30The Pleistocene glaciation of the Romanian Carpathians
301
Chapter 31 Pleistocene ice limits in the Russian northern lowlands
309
Chapter 32 Valdaian glacial maxima in the Arkhangelsk district of northwestern Russia
321

the Alps and Jura
101
Chapter 10 Palaeogeography of the last two glacial episodes in the Massif Central France
111
Chapter 11 The glacial history of the Vosges Mountains
113
Chapter 12 The Quaternary glaciation of the Pyrenees
119
Chapter 13 Late Pleistocene Würmian glaciation of the Caucasus
129
Chapter 14 Pleistocene glaciations of North Germany
135
Chapter 15 Pleistocene glaciations of South Germany
147
Chapter 16 Pleistocene glaciation in the mountains of Greece
155
Chapter 17 Extent and chronology of glaciations in Iceland a brief overview of the glacial history
175
Chapter 18 Pleistocene glaciations in Ireland
183
Chapter 19 Evidence for several ice marginal positions in east central Ireland and their relationship to the Drumlin Readvance Theory
193
Chapter 20 Glacial history of the southern side of the central Alps Italy
195
Chapter 21 Quaternary glaciations in the western Italian Alps a review
201
Chapter 22 Quaternary glaciations in the eastern sector of the Italian Alps
209
Chapter 23 The Apennine glaciations in Italy
215
Chapter 24 Deglaciation history of Latvia
225
Chapter 33 Glaciations of the East European Plain distribution and chronology
337
Chapter 34 On the age and extent of the maximum Late Pleistocene ice advance along the BalticCaspian watershed
355
Chapter 35 Weichselian glaciation of the Taymyr Peninsula Siberia
359
Chapter 36 The glacial History of the Barents and Kara Sea Region
369
Chapter 37Glacial morphology of Serbia with comments on the Pleistocene Glaciation of Monte Negro Macedonia and Albania
379
Chapter 38 The extent of Quaternary glaciations in Slovenia
385
Chapter 39 Pleistocene glaciation in Spain
389
Chapter 40 Glacial events in the western Iberian Mountains
395
Chapter 41 Glacial history of Sweden
401
Chapter 42 The Swiss glacial record a schematic summary
413
Chapter 43 Turkish glaciers and glacial deposits
419
Chapter 44 Pleistocene glaciations in the Ukraine
431
Chapter 45 Evidence of European ice sheet fluctuation during the last glacial cycle
441
Index
461
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