Quaternary Glaciations - Extent and Chronology: Part I: Europe

Quaternary Glaciations - Extent and Chronology: Part I: Europe

by J. Ehlers, P.L. Gibbard
     
 
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

Overview

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.

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"An exceptional work. ...An outstanding value as an unforgettable archive for use in future studies. The editors are to be sincerely congratulated."
-Quaternary Science Reviews, 2006

"Recommended. Upper-level undergraduates through faculty/researchers."
-CHOICE, 2005

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-Journal of Sedimentary Research, 2005

"The three volumes are fantastic with a wealth of information and the editors need due acknowledgement for bringing this monomental task to such a fine conclusion."
-Boreas, 2005

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780080540146
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
06/08/2004
Series:
Developments in Quaternary Science , #2
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
488
File size:
74 MB
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