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Periglacial Processes and Landforms in Britain and Ireland - John Boardman

Periglacial Processes and Landforms in Britain and Ireland

By: John Boardman (Editor)

Paperback Published: 14th April 2011
ISBN: 9780521169127
Number Of Pages: 308

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This 1987 book examines the intimate link between periglacial geomorphology and the fluctuating climates of the Quaternary Period in the British Isles. In the last two million years, ice sheets have covered northern Britain several times. In the south, at the limit of the glaciation, intense frost action and the formation of permafrost have influenced past and present landscapes. The first part of the book looks at areas of the world that have climates similar to periglacial Britain: Scandinavia, the Canadian Arctic, and alpine regions. Contributors then present data on periglacial landforms in the British Isles. Topics discussed include the periglaciation of upland Britain, ground ice depressions, and pingo remnants. The regions surveyed stretch from northern Scotland to the Isles of Scilly. The contributions are based on a conference held in late 1985 under the sponsorship of the International Geographical Union and the Quaternary Research Association of the United Kingdom.

Preface
Introduction
The Search for Analogues
Present Cold Environments
Periglacial forms of Svalvbard: a review
Periglacial processes and landforms in the Western Canadian Arctic
Periglacial phenomena of northern Fennoscandia
Spatial and temporal trends in alpine periglacial studies: implications for paleo reconstruction
Pleistocene Conditions in Adjacent Europe
Pleistocene periglacial conditions and geomorphology in north central Europe
Weichselian periglacial structures and their environmental significance: Belgium, the Netherlands, and northern France
Britain and Ireland
Introduction
Permafrost stratigraphy in Britain - a first approximation
Periglacial periods in Ireland
The present-day periglaciation of upland Britain
Weathering and soils
Frost weathered mantles on the Chalk
Frost and salt weathering as periglacial processes: the results and implications of some laboratory experiments
Effects of the Devensian cold stage on soil characteristics and distribution in eastern England
Periglacial features in the soils of north east Scotland
Characteristic ratios of width to depth-of-sorting for sorted stripes in the English Lake District
Rock platform erosion on periglacial shores: a modern analogue for Pleistocene rock platforms in Britain
Permafrost and ground ice
Ramparted ground ice depressions in Britain and Ireland
Origin of small hollows in Norfolk
The distribution and age of pingo remnants in Ireland
The role of thermokarst in landscape development in eastern England
Slopes, Sediments and Mass Wasting
Solifluction and related periglacial deposits in England and Wales
Periglacial sediments and landforms in the Isles of Scilly and West Cornwall
Late Devensian periglacial slope deposits in the Cheviot Hills
Strongly folded structures associated with permafrost degradation and solifluction at Lyme Regis, Dorset
Non-marine molluscan faunas of periglacial deposits in Britain
Sedimentological aspects of periglacial terrace aggradations: a case study from the English Midlands
The periglacial history of Buchan, north east Scotland
The significance of periglacial features on Knocknadobar, south west Ireland
Index
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ISBN: 9780521169127
ISBN-10: 0521169127
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 14th April 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 17.0  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.49