- Presents a timely contribution to the global climate change discussion
- Assembles the immense amount of quaternary Alpine research into one volume
- Shows the global distribution of climatic fluctuations during the ice age
Researchers in quaternary science, paleoecology, paleoclimatology, quaternary geology and geomorphology
Table of Contents
- 1. Causes and effects of ice ages
1.1 Some history of research from an Alpine perspective
1.2 What is an ice age?
1.3 What causes an ice age?
1.4 The dilemma of terrestrial relict records
2. The Alps in a global context
3. The Last Glaciation
3.1 The LGM and the geometry of the Alpine ice cover
3.2 Chronology of the Last Glaciation
3.3 The Late Glacial and Termination I
4. The last warm period
5. Older extensive glaciations
5.1 The penultimate glaciation or the "Rissian Dilemma"
5.2 Other "extensive glaciations"
6. Older warm periods
7. The Middle Pleistocene Events (MPE) / Revolutions (MPR)
7.1 Morphogenetic landscape adjustments
7.2 The potential role of tectonics
8. Pre-MPE /MPR glaciations
9. North-South and East-West disharmonies
10. Reference sections / Proposals for excursions
11. Why is the Quaternary (Period) important?
11.1 The natural environment of human evolution
11.2 Engineering aspects: building in and with Quaternary geological products
11.3 Geological maps, the Quaternary and HARMOS
12. Open questions
- No. of pages: 226
- Language: English
- Copyright: © Elsevier 2030
- Published: January 1, 2019
- Imprint: Elsevier
- Hardcover ISBN: 9780444537928
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