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Glaciation and deglaciation of the SW Lake District, England: implications of cosmogenic 36Cl exposure dating

Ballantyne, Colin K.; Stone, John O; Fifield, L Keith


Exposure dating using cosmogenic 36Cl demonstrates that the summit plateau of Scafell Pike (978 m) in the SW Lake District escaped erosion by glacier ice during the last glacial maximum (LGM; c. 26-21 kyr) and probably throughout the Devensian Glacial Stage (MIS 5d-2). Exposure ages obtained for ice-moulded bedrock on an adjacent col at 750-765 m confirm over-riding and erosion of bedrock by warm-based glacier ice during the LGM. The contrast between the two sites is interpreted in terms of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Proceedings of the Geologists' Association
DOI: 10.1016/j.pgeola.2009.08.003


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