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Exposure-age constraints on the extent, timing and rate of retreat of the last Irish Sea ice stream

McCarroll, Danny; Stone, John O; Ballantyne, Colin K.; Scourse, James D; Fifield, L Keith; Evans, David J A; Hiemstra, John F

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We report 23 cosmogenic isotope exposure ages (10Be and 36Cl) relating to the maximum extent and deglaciation chronology of the Irish Sea Ice Stream (ISIS), which drained the SW sector of the last British-Irish Ice Sheet. These show that the ISIS failed to reach the Preseli Hills of North Pembrokeshire yet extended southwards to impinge on northern Isles of Scilly (50°N) during the last glacial maximum. Four samples from western Anglesey demonstrate deglaciation of the southern Irish Sea Basin...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/57157
Source: Quaternary Science Reviews
DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2010.04.002

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