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The Timing of the Last Glacial Maximum in Australia

Barrows, Timothy; Stone, John O; Fifield, L Keith; Cresswell, Richard


Late Pleistocene glaciation of Australia was restricted to the Snowy Mountains and the Tasmanian highlands. Glaciers were most extensive in Tasmania where ice caps formed on the Central Plateau and West Coast Ranges, and systems of valley and cirque glaciers formed on surrounding mountains. To investigate the timing of maximum glacier advance during the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM), we dated boulders on 18 moraines in 8 glaciated areas using cosmogenic 36Cl and 10Be. We sampled moraines deposited...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Quaternary Science Reviews
DOI: 10.1016/S0277-3791(01)00109-3


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