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Rates of cave and landform development in the Yorkshire dales from speleothem age data

Auteurs :
GASCOYNE, M.
FORD, D. C.
SCHWARCZ, H. P.

Description :
Uranium-series ages have been obtained for 87 speleothems collected from nine major cave systems in the Craven district of northern England. Large systems such as Ease Gill Caverns, the West Kingsdale caves, and Gaping Gill-Ingleborough Cave, which contain relict high-level tunnels are found to be older than 350 000 years. There is little evidence to indicate a significant enlargement of these passages since this time. The results indicate that the erosional effects of individual glaciations are not as severe as previously proposed.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Earth surface processes and landforms London, 1983, vol. 8, n°. 6, p. 557-568, Références bibliographiques : 42 réf.

Date :
1983

Langue :
Anglais
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