Quaternary Glaciations   Extent and Chronology Book

Quaternary Glaciations Extent and Chronology


  • Author : Jurgen Ehlers
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 1108
  • ISBN 10 : 9780444534477

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Quaternary Glaciations Extent and Chronology Excerpt :

The book presents an up-to-date, detailed overview of the Quaternary glaciations all over the world, not only with regard to stratigraphy but also with regard to major glacial landforms and the extent of the respective ice sheets. The locations of key sites are included. The information is presented in digital, uniformly prepared maps which can be used in a Geographical Information System (GIS) such as ArcView or ArcGIS. The accompanying text supplies the information on how the data were obtained (geomorphology, geological mapping, air photograph evaluation, satellite imagery), how the features were dated (14C, TL, relative stratigraphy) and how reliable they are supposed to be. All references to the underlying basic publications are included. Where controversial interpretations are possible e.g. in Siberia or Tibet, this is pointed out. As a result, the information on Quaternary glaciations worldwide will be much improved and supplied in a uniform digital format. The information on the glacial limits is compiled in digital form by the coordinators of the project, and is available to the readers in the form of CD-ROMs, which are included with the book. * completely updated detailed coverage of worldwide Quaternary glaciations * information in digital, uniformly prepared maps which can be used in a GIS such as ArcView or ArcGis * step-by-step guideline how to open and use ArcGis files * possibility to convert the shapefiles into GoogleEarth kmz-files, availabe on the included CD. * availability of chronological controls

Quaternary Glaciations   Extent and Chronology Book

Quaternary Glaciations Extent and Chronology


  • Author : J. Ehlers
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2004-10-02
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 450
  • ISBN 10 : 0080474071

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Quaternary Glaciations Extent and Chronology Excerpt :

This book is the second of three volumes in which the recent knowledge of the extent and chronology of Quaternary glaciations has been compiled on a global scale. This information is seen as a fundamental requirement, not only for the glacial community, but for the wider user-community of general Quaternary workers. In particular the need for accurate ice-front positions is a basic requirement for the rapidly growing field of palaeoclimate modelling. In order to provide the information for the widest-possible range of users in the most accessible form, a series of digital maps was prepared. The glacial limits were mapped in ArcView, the Geographical Information System (GIS) used by the work group. Included with the publication is a CD with digital maps, showing glacial limits, end moraines, ice-dammed lakes, glacier-induced drainage diversions and the locations of key sections through which the glacial limits are defined and dated. The last deglaciation is also shown in 500 year time-steps. The digital maps in this volume cover the USA and Canada and include Greenland and Hawaii. Both overview maps and more detailed maps at a scale 1: 1,000,000 are provided. Also available: Part I: Europe, ISBN 0-444-51462-7 Part III: South America, Asia, Africa, Australia, Antarctica, ISBN 0-444-51593-3

Quaternary Glaciations   Extent and Chronology Book

Quaternary Glaciations Extent and Chronology


  • Author : J. Ehlers
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2004-06-08
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN 10 : 9780080540146

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Quaternary Glaciations Extent and Chronology Excerpt :

This book is the first of three volumes in which the recent knowledge of the extent and chronology of Quaternary glaciations has been compiled on a global scale. This information is seen as a fundamental requirement, not only for the glacial workers, but for the wider user-community of general Quaternary workers. In particular the need for accurate ice-front positions is a basic requirement for the rapidly growing field of palaeoclimate modelling. In order to provide the information for the widest-possible range of users in the most accessible form, a series of digital maps was prepared. The glacial limits were mapped in ArcView, the Geographical Information System (GIS) used by the work group. Digital maps, showing glacial limits, end moraines, ice-dammed lakes, glacier-induced drainage diversions and the locations of key sections through which the glacial limits are defined and dated are included. For major parts of Europe also the extent of the maximum Eemian transgression has been indicated. The digital maps in this volume cover all of Europe and parts of northwestern Siberia. Both overview maps and more detailed maps are provided.

European Glacial Landscapes Book

European Glacial Landscapes


  • Author : David Palacios
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-11-19
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 546
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128236079

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European Glacial Landscapes Excerpt :

European Glacial Landscapes: Maximum Extent of Glaciations brings together relevant experts on the history of glaciers and their impact on the landscape of the main regions of Europe. In some regions the largest recorded glaciations occurred before the Last Glacial Cycle, in one of the major glacial cycles of the Middle Pleistocene. However, the best-preserved evidence of glaciation in the landscape is from the Last Glacial Cycle (Late Pleistocene). The book also analyses these older glacial landforms that can sometimes still be seen in the landscape today. This analysis provides a better understanding of the succession of Pleistocene glaciations and the intervening interglacial periods, examining their possible continental synchrony or asynchrony of past glacier behaviour. The result of this analysis gives important new insights and information on the origin and effects of climatic and geomorphological variability across Europe. European Glacial Landscapes: Maximum Extent of Glaciations examines the landscapes produced by glaciers throughout Europe, the geomorphological effects of glaciations, as well as the chronology and evolution of the past glaciers, with the aim of understanding the interrelationship between glacial expansion and climate changes on this continent. This book is a valuable tool for geographers, geologist, environmental scientists, researchers in physics and earth sciences. Provides a synthesis that highlights the main similarities or differences, through both space and time, during the maximum recorded expansions of Pleistocene glaciers in Europe Features research from experts in glacial geomorphology, palaeo-glaciology, palaeo-climatology and palaeo-oceanography on glacial expansion in Europe Includes detailed color figures and maps, providing a comprehensive comparison of the glacial landscapes of European Pleistocene glaciers

Polar Environments and Global Change Book
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Polar Environments and Global Change


  • Author : Roger G. Barry
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-08-09
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108423168

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Polar Environments and Global Change Excerpt :

Surveys atmospheric, oceanic and cryospheric processes, present and past conditions, and changes in polar environments.

Quaternary Glaciations Book

Quaternary Glaciations


  • Author : Jürgen Ehlers
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Geology, Stratigraphic
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : LCCN:2006276073

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Quaternary Glaciations Excerpt :

Accompanying CD-ROMs contain ... "digital maps, showing glacial limits, end moraines, ice-dammed lakes, glacier-induced drainage diversions and the locations of key sections through which the glacial limits are defined and dated"--P. [4] of cover.

Quaternary Glaciations   Extent and Chronology Book

Quaternary Glaciations Extent and Chronology


  • Author : J. Ehlers
  • Publisher : Elsevier Science
  • Release Date : 2004-07-29
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 450
  • ISBN 10 : 0444515925

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Quaternary Glaciations Extent and Chronology Excerpt :

This book is the second of three volumes in which the recent knowledge of the extent and chronology of Quaternary glaciations has been compiled on a global scale. This information is seen as a fundamental requirement, not only for the glacial community, but for the wider user-community of general Quaternary workers. In particular the need for accurate ice-front positions is a basic requirement for the rapidly growing field of palaeoclimate modelling. In order to provide the information for the widest-possible range of users in the most accessible form, a series of digital maps was prepared. The glacial limits were mapped in ArcView, the Geographical Information System (GIS) used by the work group. Included with the publication is a CD with digital maps, showing glacial limits, end moraines, ice-dammed lakes, glacier-induced drainage diversions and the locations of key sections through which the glacial limits are defined and dated. The last deglaciation is also shown in 500 year time-steps. The digital maps in this volume cover the USA and Canada and include Greenland and Hawaii. Both overview maps and more detailed maps at a scale 1: 1,000,000 are provided. Also available: Part I: Europe, ISBN 0-444-51462-7 Part III: South America, Asia, Africa, Australia, Antarctica, ISBN 0-444-51593-3

Early Middle Pleistocene Transitions Book
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Early Middle Pleistocene Transitions


  • Author : Geological Society of London
  • Publisher : Geological Society of London
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN 10 : 1862391815

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Early Middle Pleistocene Transitions Excerpt :

The Early-Middle Pleistocene transition (around 1.2 to 0.5 Ma) marks a profound shift in Earth's climate state. Low-amplitude 41 ka climate cycles, dominating the earlier part of the Pleistocene, gave way progressively to a 100 ka rhythm of increased amplitude that characterizes our present glacial-interglacial world. This volume assesses the biotic and physical response to this transition both on land and in the oceans: indeed it examines the very nature of Quaternary climate change. Milankovitch theory, palaeoceanography using isotopes and microfossils, marine organic geochemistry, tephrochronology, the record of loess and soil deposition, terrestrial vegetational change, and the migration and evolution of hominins as well as other large and small mammals, are all considered. These themes combine to explore the very origins of our present biota.

Iberia  Land of Glaciers Book

Iberia Land of Glaciers


  • Author : Marc Oliva
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-09-22
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 618
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128219690

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Iberia Land of Glaciers Excerpt :

Iberia, Land of Glaciers: How The Mountains Were Shaped By Glaciers discusses the impact of past glaciers in the current landscape of Iberia. Currently, there are only small glaciers in the highest peaks of the Pyrenees that are the legacy of the last cold period that ended at the end of the 19th century: The Little Ice Age. However, an accurate observation of the landscape of the highest peaks and adjacent valleys of the Iberian Peninsula reveals a past shaped by the successive passage of glaciers with hundreds of meters of ice, similar to what happens today in the Alps or Patagonia. Iberian glaciation has resulted in ice expansion through valleys that are now used by the road network and where important populations settle; in addition, large accumulations of sediments deposited by those glaciers are still unstable today and can trigger risks for mountain populations. Iberia, Land of Glaciers presents the impact of the glaciers in the landscape of mountains following a more educational perspective with examples of 21 Iberian massifs written by specialists from each of the areas. Assesses present-day Iberian Peninsula landscape trends by understanding the past behavior of glaciers Includes the latest findings of all the major Iberian mountains in a single book Includes quality, color figures to enhance understanding of glacier formations Provides a more educational and pedagogical perspective on glacial processes to reach an audience beyond academia

Quaternary Glaciation in the Mediterranean Mountains Book

Quaternary Glaciation in the Mediterranean Mountains


  • Author : P.D. Hughes
  • Publisher : Geological Society of London
  • Release Date : 2017-01-30
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9781862397477

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Quaternary Glaciation in the Mediterranean Mountains Excerpt :

The mountains of the Mediterranean world are now largely ice free, but many were repeatedly glaciated during the Quaternary ice age. This created spectacular glaciated landscapes with a rich array of glacial deposits and landforms. The glacial and glacio-fluvial records are often very well preserved and our understanding of the timing of Quaternary glaciation has very recently been transformed through the application of dating methods utilizing uranium-series and cosmogenic isotopes. Glacial records from the Mediterranean now boast some of the most robust chronologies for mountain glaciation anywhere in the world – they represent a unique archive of Quaternary environmental change of global significance. The southerly latitude and relatively small size of Mediterranean glaciers rendered them especially sensitive to Pleistocene and Holocene climate changes. This volume brings together the leading researchers and the latest research on Mediterranean glaciation. Several papers also explore glacier behaviour in the Holocene – including those glaciers of southernmost Europe at risk of disappearing this century.

Advances in Irish Quaternary Studies Book

Advances in Irish Quaternary Studies


  • Author : Peter Coxon
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-10-20
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN 10 : 9789462392199

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Advances in Irish Quaternary Studies Excerpt :

This book provides a new synthesis of the published research on the Quaternary of Ireland. It reviews a number of significant advances in the last three decades on the understanding of the pattern and chronology of the Irish Quaternary glacial, interglacial, floristic and occupation records. Those utilising the latest technology have enabled significant advances in geochronology using accelerated mass spectrometry, cosmogenic nuclide extraction and optically stimulated luminescence amongst others. This has been commensurate with high-resolution geomorphological mapping of the Irish land surface and continental shelf using a wide range of remote sensing techniques including MBES and LIDAR. Thus the time is ideal for a state of the art publication, which provides a series of authoritative reviews of the Irish Quaternary incorporating these most recent advances.

Untangling the Quaternary Period Book

Untangling the Quaternary Period


  • Author : Richard B. Waitt
  • Publisher : Geological Society of America
  • Release Date : 2021-04-20
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 414
  • ISBN 10 : 9780813725482

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Untangling the Quaternary Period Excerpt :

"This volume brings together nineteen papers of interdisciplinary Quaternary science honoring Stephen Porter. Special Paper 548 features papers from six continents, on wide-ranging topics including glaciation, paleoecology, landscape evolution, megafloods, and loess. The topical and geographical range of the papers, as well as their interdisciplinary nature, honor Porter's distinct approach to Quaternary science and leadership that influence the field to this day"--

The Geology of Scotland Book

The Geology of Scotland


  • Author : N. H. Trewin
  • Publisher : Geological Society of London
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 1862391262

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Landscape and Quaternary Environmental Change in New Zealand Book

Landscape and Quaternary Environmental Change in New Zealand


  • Author : James Shulmeister
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-12-16
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN 10 : 9789462392373

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Landscape and Quaternary Environmental Change in New Zealand Excerpt :

This book brings together an overview of the recent geological history, active earth and biological processes and human settlement of New Zealand. Topics covered include the very active neotectonic and volcanic setting. Mountain geomorphic processes are examined and new ideas about landsliding are highlighted. The exceptional sedimentary archives of the Whanganui Basin are also presented. As one of two land masses that extend into the southern mid-latitudes, New Zealand is ideally located to investigate changes in Southern Ocean climate. Related to this, mountain glaciation in New Zealand is a focus in global climate change debates. New Zealand also has a unique biota due to its long isolation and is the last major land mass to be settled by people. Advances in DNA technologies have revolutionised our understanding of the histories and processes involved. The book provides a comprehensive review of existing work and highlights new ideas and major debates across all these fields.