(Symposium of the Quaternary Research Association held at University College - 1980)

Document title

Shore erosion by frost: an example from the Scottish Lateglacial in Studies in the Lateglacial of North-West Europe.

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

DAWSON A. G. ; LOWE J. J. (Editeur scientifique) ; GRAY J. M. (Editeur scientifique) ; ROBINSON J. E. (Editeur scientifique) ;


A well-developed raised shore platform (the Main Rock Platform) is described from Jura, Scarba and NE Islay, Scottish Inner Hebrides. Levelling of 175 platform fragments (approximately 1,000 altitude measurements) indicates that the feature declines in altitude to the SW with a regional gradient of 0,13 m/km. It is suggested that the feature was formed by periglacial shore erosion during the Loch Lomond Stadial (Younger Dryas) and is of the same age as the Norwegian Main Line (P12). It is also proposed that the traditional correlation between the Main Rock Platform and a low Irish (interglacial) platform should be abandoned. Processes of shore platform development in polar areas are also discussed.



Symposium of the Quaternary Research Association held at University College ()

ISBN : 0-08-024001-1

Editor : Unknown country of publication (1980)

Millesime : 1980 [pp. 45-53]




Maison des sciences de l'homme - Paris

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