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Rate of glacial valley deepening during the Late Quaternary in Assynt, Scotland

Special Issue: Geomorphic processes/landscape evolution

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

HEBDON, N.J.
School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, Royaume-Uni


Description :
A dated landscape history of the Allt nan Uamh valley in the Assynt area is constructed, spanning the last 300 ka, using geomorphological analysis, U-series speleothem dating, and existing cave surveys. The mean rate of valley deepening is estimated to lie between 47 and 68 m per glacial/interglacial cycle of 100 ka. This, combined with an estimated duration of glaciation, implies glacial erosion rates in agreement with modern process measurements.


Type de document :
Congrès

Source :
Symposium British Geomorphological Research Group (BGRG), Glasgow, Royaume-Uni, 1996-01-04, Earth surface processes and landforms, issn : 0197-9337, 1997, vol. 22, n°. 3, p. 307-315, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 20 ref.

Date :
1997

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

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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