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Periglacial Processes and Landforms in Britain and Ireland

Periglacial Processes and Landforms in Britain and Ireland

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Jonas Åkerman, H. M. French, Matti Seppälä, Colin E. Thorn, Deborah S. Loewenherz, Johannes Karte, A. Pissart, Peter Worsley, William P. Warren, Colin K. Ballantyne, R. B. G. Williams, L. C. Jerwood, D. A. Robinson, J. A. Catt, E. A. Fitzpatrick, Jeff Warburton, A. G. Dawson, J. A. Matthews, R. A. Shakesby R. H. Bryant, C. P. Carpenter, R. G. West, P. Coxon, P. O'Callaghan, Rodney G. O. Burton, Charles Harris, J. D. Scourse, T. D. Douglas, S. Harrison, J. N. Hutchinson, D. W. Hight, D. H. Keen, Martin Dawson, E. R. Connell, A. M. Hall, I. M. Quinn
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  • Date Published: April 2011
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521169127

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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.

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    • Date Published: April 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521169127
    • length: 308 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.5kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Introduction
    Part I. The Search for Analogues
    Section 1. Present Cold Environments:
    1. Periglacial forms of Svalvbard: a review Jonas Åkerman
    2. Periglacial processes and landforms in the Western Canadian Arctic H. M. French
    3. Periglacial phenomena of northern Fennoscandia Matti Seppälä
    4. Spatial and temporal trends in alpine periglacial studies: implications for paleo reconstruction Colin E. Thorn and Deborah S. Loewenherz
    Section 2. Pleistocene Conditions in Adjacent Europe:
    5. Pleistocene periglacial conditions and geomorphology in north central Europe Johannes Karte
    6. Weichselian periglacial structures and their environmental significance: Belgium, the Netherlands, and northern France A. Pissart
    Part II. Britain and Ireland
    Section 3. Introduction:
    7. Permafrost stratigraphy in Britain - a first approximation Peter Worsley
    8. Periglacial periods in Ireland William P. Warren
    9. The present-day periglaciation of upland Britain Colin K. Ballantyne
    Section 4. Weathering and soils:
    10. Frost weathered mantles on the Chalk R. B. G. Williams
    11. Frost and salt weathering as periglacial processes: the results and implications of some laboratory experiments L. C. Jerwood, D. A. Robinson and R. B. G. Williams
    12. Effects of the Devensian cold stage on soil characteristics and distribution in eastern England J. A. Catt
    13. Periglacial features in the soils of north east Scotland E. A. Fitzpatrick
    14. Characteristic ratios of width to depth-of-sorting for sorted stripes in the English Lake District Jeff Warburton
    15. Rock platform erosion on periglacial shores: a modern analogue for Pleistocene rock platforms in Britain A. G. Dawson, J. A. Matthews and R. A. Shakesby
    Section 5. Permafrost and ground ice:
    16. Ramparted ground ice depressions in Britain and Ireland R. H. Bryant and C. P. Carpenter
    17. Origin of small hollows in Norfolk R. G. West
    18. The distribution and age of pingo remnants in Ireland P. Coxon and P. O'Callaghan
    19. The role of thermokarst in landscape development in eastern England Rodney G. O. Burton
    Section 6. Slopes, Sediments and Mass Wasting:
    20. Solifluction and related periglacial deposits in England and Wales Charles Harris
    21. Periglacial sediments and landforms in the Isles of Scilly and West Cornwall J. D. Scourse
    22. Late Devensian periglacial slope deposits in the Cheviot Hills T. D. Douglas and S. Harrison
    23. Strongly folded structures associated with permafrost degradation and solifluction at Lyme Regis, Dorset J. N. Hutchinson and D. W. Hight
    24. Non-marine molluscan faunas of periglacial deposits in Britain D. H. Keen
    25. Sedimentological aspects of periglacial terrace aggradations: a case study from the English Midlands Martin Dawson
    26. The periglacial history of Buchan, north east Scotland E. R. Connell and A. M. Hall
    27. The significance of periglacial features on Knocknadobar, south west Ireland I. M. Quinn
    Index.

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    John Boardman

    Contributors

    Jonas Åkerman, H. M. French, Matti Seppälä, Colin E. Thorn, Deborah S. Loewenherz, Johannes Karte, A. Pissart, Peter Worsley, William P. Warren, Colin K. Ballantyne, R. B. G. Williams, L. C. Jerwood, D. A. Robinson, J. A. Catt, E. A. Fitzpatrick, Jeff Warburton, A. G. Dawson, J. A. Matthews, R. A. Shakesby R. H. Bryant, C. P. Carpenter, R. G. West, P. Coxon, P. O'Callaghan, Rodney G. O. Burton, Charles Harris, J. D. Scourse, T. D. Douglas, S. Harrison, J. N. Hutchinson, D. W. Hight, D. H. Keen, Martin Dawson, E. R. Connell, A. M. Hall, I. M. Quinn

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