(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Palaeoenvironmental developments in the central Scandinavian mountains during deglaciation – a discussion

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

KOLSTRUP E. (1) ; OLSEN L. (2) ;
(1) Dep. of Earth Sciences, Univ., Uppsala, SUEDE
(2) Geological survey of Norway (NGU), Quaternary Geology and Climate Group, NO-7491, Trondheim, NORVEGE


It is proposed that parts of the mountains have been glacio-isostatically more depressed than previously thought and that the glacial dynamics could have been much more pronounced than traditionally assumed. As a consequence, it is proposed that Baltic-Bothnian water crossed temporarily ice-free areas with low-altitude thresholds across the Scandinavian mountain range, sporadically allowing drainage towards the Atlantic Sea, and even that Atlantic water could temporarily have entered into Sweden from the west. Such land-water scenarios could have resulted in a water transport system that steered floating tree seeds and sprouts, transported by rivers from central Europe and/or by seawater from the Atlantic, into the mountain range. There, high isostatic rebound rates during early deglaciation phases could quickly have made coastal areas become land, allowing plants to start their life cycle almost immediately


Article of periodic

published at : Norsk geografisk tidsskrift / ISSN 0029-1951 / CODEN NGGTA2

Editor : Norske geografiske selskab, Oslo ; Universitetsforlaget, Oslo - NORVEGE (1926)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 66, no1 [pp. 30-51]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 6 fig., 2 tabl., 3 an.




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