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Late Pleistocene glaciation of the Mt Giluwe volcano, Papua New Guinea

Barrows, Timothy T.; Hope, Geoffrey; Prentice, Michael Lanman; Fifield, L Keith; Tims, Stephen


The Mt Giluwe shield volcano was the largest area glaciated in Papua New Guinea during the Pleistocene. Despite minimal cooling of the sea surface during the last glacial maximum, glaciers reached elevations as low as 3200 m. To investigate changes in the extent of ice through time we have re-mapped evidence for glaciation on the southwest flank of Mt Giluwe. We find that an ice cap has formed on the flanks of the mountain on at least three, and probably four, separate occasions. To constrain...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Quaternary Science Reviews
DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2011.05.022


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