(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2003)

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Geomorphic and sedimentary evidence for patterns of late Midlandian ice retreat in the Tempo Valley, north-central Ireland

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Patterns of late Midlandian ice retreat in the Tempo Valley are reconstructed from field morphological and sedimentary evidence. Ice retreat stages reflect the splitting up of the regional Omagh Basin ice mass into separate Omagh Basin and Clogher Valley components, and the formation and later drainage of glacial lakes which are controlled by the mutual interactions of these ice masses. The Tempo Valley area illustrates some generic problems in reconstructing ice retreat stages in Ireland, including the historical over-emphasis of the presence of end-moraines, the possibility of ice lobe interactions following ice sheet division, and the likelihood of ice stagnation as a major mode of deglaciation


Article of periodic

published at : Irish geography / ISSN 0075-0778

Editor : Geographical Society of Ireland, Dublin - IRLANDE (1947)

Millesime : 2003, vol. 36, no2 [pp. 127-144]

Bibliographic references : 49 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;




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