(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2005)

Document title

The late Tertiary landscapes of western Ireland

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This paper reviews 2 regions where the landscape of western Ireland can be partially reconstructed at the close of the Tertiary Period. The preglacial landscape of central western Ireland appears to have been heavily forested with a diverse range of 3 types and the bedrock denuded with extensive karstification on limestone and with areas of tors and weathering mantles on the granites. There is also evidence that other clastic and igneous rocks were extensively weathered. Both of the palaeosurfaces described here are believed to be Pliocene in age and are at or near the present land surface


Article of periodic

published at : Irish geography / ISSN 0075-0778

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

Millesime : 2005, vol. 38, no2 [pp. 111-127]

Bibliographic references : 29 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;




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