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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1984)

Document title

The pre-Weichselian glaciations of north-west Europe

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

EHLERS J. ; MEYER K. D. ; STEPHAN H. J. ;

Abstract

In North-West Europe no evidence has been found for glaciations older than the Elsterian. The Elsterian seems to consist of at least two separate ice advances with a minor interval in between. During the Elsterian in the area south of the Baltic Sea over 400 m deep channels were cut into the underlying substratum by a combination of glacial erosion and meltwater activity. The channels were active until the Late Elsterian and were subsequently filled with meltwater deposits and glaciolacustrine silt and clay. During the Saalian no comparative channels were being formed. Three different ice advances can be distinguished within the Saalian. No convincing evidence was found for any interglacial within the Saalian sequence. There are good reasons to assume that the ice advances were only separated from each other by minor ice-free intervals.

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Quaternary science reviews Oxford

Editor :

Millesime : 1984, vol. 3, no1 [pp. 1-40]

Bibliographic references : 151 réf.

Language

Anglais

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