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A large landslide event in a post-glacial landscape : rethinking glacial legacy

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

DAVIES, T.R.H.
Dept. of Geological Sciences, Univ. of Canterbury, Christchurch, Nouvelle-Zelande
WARBURTON, J.
Dept. of Geography, Univ., Durham, Royaume-Uni
DUNNING, S.A.
Dept. of Geography, Northumbria Univ., Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Royaume-Uni
BUBECK, A.A.P.
Geospatial Research Ltd, Dept of Earth Sciences, Univ., Durham, Royaume-Uni


Description :
Threlkeld Knotts in the English Lake District has hitherto been considered to be a glacially-modified intrusion of microgranite. However, its surface features are incompatible with glacial modification; neither can these nor the subsurface structures revealed by ground-penetrating radar (GPR) be explained by post-glacial subaerial processes acting on a glacially-modified microgranite intrusion. Here, the AA. re-interpret Threlkeld Knotts as a very large post-glacial landslide involving the microgranite. This interpretation is tested against published and recent information on the geology of the site, the glacial geomorphic history of the area and newly-acquired GPR data. More than 60 large post-Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) rock–slope failures have significantly modified the glaciated landscape of the Lake District; this is one of the largest.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Earth surface processes and landforms, issn : 0197-9337, 2013, vol. 38, n°. 11, p. 1261-1268, nombre de pages : 8, Références bibliographiques : 1 p.

Date :
2013

Editeur :
Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, Chichester, Wiley

Langue :
Anglais
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