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Glacial Geomorphology of the Tweedsmuir Hills, Central Southern Uplands, Scotland

Pearce, Danni, Rea, B.R., Bradwell, T. and McDougall, Derek (2014) Glacial Geomorphology of the Tweedsmuir Hills, Central Southern Uplands, Scotland. Journal of Maps, 10 (3). pp. 457-465. ISSN 1744-5647

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The Quaternary glacial history of the Tweedsmuir Hills, Central Southern Uplands, Scotland,has received little attention since the 1980s, with earlier studies focussing on single lines of geomorphic evidence in isolated valleys. This study presents the first systematic glacial geomorphological assessment of the region, covering approximately 300 km2 with the map designed to be presented at A0. Mapping from remotely sensed imagery and field investigation reveal a large number of moraines and meltwater channels, both within valleys and occasionally extending to the plateau, alongside a range of peri- and para-glacial features, including solifluction lobes, alluvial fans, debris cones, river terraces and rock slope failures. Aspects of the mapped geomorphology are consistent with plateau icefield landsystems mapped elsewhere in Britain and this will hopefully form the basis for palaeoglaciological reconstructions which will improve our understanding of the extent and dynamics of former ice masses in the region.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Quaternary glacial history, Tweedsmuir Hills, Central Southern Uplands, Scotland, systematic glacial geomorphological assessment, olifluction lobes, river terraces, rock slope failures
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GB Physical geography
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Q Science > QE Geology
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Science and the Environment
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Depositing User: Derek Mcdougall
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2016 08:38
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2016 08:38

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