Studies in the Scottish Lateglacial Environment - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080204987, 9781483155340

Studies in the Scottish Lateglacial Environment

1st Edition

Editors: J. M. Gray J. J. Lowe
eBook ISBN: 9781483155340
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1977
Page Count: 212
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Description

Studies in the Scottish Lateglacial Environment presents information on environmental reconstructions and dramatic changes, as well as the important implications of studies of the Lateglacial environment for Quaternary studies and modern climatic variations. Composed of 10 chapters, this book begins with a review of the Late Devensian glaciation in north-east Scotland. Then, detailed evidence concerning Lateglacial sea-level changes in the Earn-Tay area and their relationship to deglaciation is presented. Subsequent chapters explore the validity of the Oban-Ford Moraine, the only pre-Loch Lomond Readvance moraine remaining virtually unchallenged in the literature; reconstruction of Lateglacial and early Flandrian environments in south-west Scotland; and the fauna in marine sediments at Lochgilphead. Other chapters describe results of pollen-stratigraphic investigations at six Lateglacial sites in the southern and eastern Grampian Highlands; analyses of biological and chemical variables from sediment profiles from lochs in northern Scotland; and radiocarbon dates that are related to pollen profiles from the Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Skye. This book will be of value to students of Quaternary, as this text provides an integrated survey of available information in this field.

Table of Contents


Contributors

Acknowledgments

Introduction

The Late Devensian Glaciation of North-East Scotland

Lateglacial Raised Shorelines and Deglaciation in the Earn-Tay Area

The "Oban-Ford Moraine": A Reappraisal

The Loch Lomond Readvance in the Northern Mainland of Scotland

Stratigraphical and Faunal Evidence for Lateglacial and Early Flandrian Environments in South-West Scotland

Evolution and Chronology of Lateglacial Marine Environments at Lochgilphead, Scotland

The Reconstruction of the Lateglacial Environment in the Southern and Eastern Grampian Highlands

Lake Sediments and the Lateglacial Environment in Northern Scotland

Radiocarbon Dating of the Lateglacial and Early Flandrian Vegetational Succession in the Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Skye

The Scottish Lateglacial Environment: A Synthesis

References

Index


Details

No. of pages:
212
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Pergamon 1977
Published:
Imprint:
Pergamon
eBook ISBN:
9781483155340

About the Editor

J. M. Gray

J. J. Lowe

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