(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2000)

Document title

Extent and chronology of the Ross Sea ice sheet and the Wilson Piedmont Glacier along the Scott Coast at and since the Last Glacial Maximum

published at : Glacial and paleoclimatic history of the Ross ice drainage system of Antarctica. Special issue

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During the Last Glacial Maximum, a coalescent ice mass consisting of the grounded Ross Sea ice sheet and an expanded Wilson Piedmont Glacier covered the southern Scott Coast. Based on marine deposits, features of marine erosion, radiocarbon dates of raised beaches, marine shells, lacustrine algae, most recession of grounded ice in Ross Sea Embayment occurred in mid to late Holocene time, after deglacial sea-level rise due to melting of Northern Hemisphere ice sheets essentially was accomplished. Rising sea level alone could not have driven grounding-line retreat back to the present-day Siple Coast


Thematical fascicle

published at : Geografiska annaler. Series A. Physical geography / ISSN 0435-3676 / CODEN GAPGAP

Editor : Svenska sällskapet för antropologi och geografi, Stockholm - SUEDE (1965)

Millesime : 2000, vol. 82, no 2-3 [pp. 337-363]

Bibliographic references : 30 ref.



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