Quaternary Glaciations - Extent and Chronology: A Closer Look

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J. Ehlers, Jürgen Ehlers, Philip Leonard Gibbard, Philip D. Hughes
Elsevier, 2011 - Science - 1108 pages
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The book presents an up-to-date, detailed overview of the Quaternary glaciations all over the world, not only with regard to stratigraphy but also with regard to major glacial landforms and the extent of the respective ice sheets. The locations of key sites are included. The information is presented in digital, uniformly prepared maps which can be used in a Geographical Information System (GIS) such as ArcView or ArcGIS. The accompanying text supplies the information on how the data were obtained (geomorphology, geological mapping, air photograph evaluation, satellite imagery), how the features were dated (14C, TL, relative stratigraphy) and how reliable they are supposed to be. All references to the underlying basic publications are included. Where controversial interpretations are possible e.g. in Siberia or Tibet, this is pointed out. As a result, the information on Quaternary glaciations worldwide will be much improved and supplied in a uniform digital format. The information on the glacial limits is compiled in digital form by the coordinators of the project, and is available to the readers in the form of CD-ROMs, which are included with the book.



* completely updated detailed coverage of worldwide Quaternary glaciations
* information in digital, uniformly prepared maps which can be used in a GIS such as ArcView or ArcGis
* step-by-step guideline how to open and use ArcGis files
* possibility to convert the shapefiles into GoogleEarth kmz-files, availabe on the included CD.
* availability of chronological controls




  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Quaternary Glaciations in Austria
15
The Pleistocene Glaciations in Belarus
29
Pleistocene Glaciations of Czechia
37
Pleistocene Glaciations in Denmark A Closer Look at Chronology Ice Dynamics and Landforms
47
The Glacial History of the British Isles during the Early and Middle Pleistocene Implications for the longterm
59
Pleistocene Glaciation Limits in Great Britain
75
Pleistocene Glaciations in Estonia
95
Glaciation of Western Washington USA
531
The Quaternary of Wisconsin An Updated Review of Stratigraphy Glacial History and Landforms
537
Summary of Early and Middle Pleistocene Glaciations in Northern Missouri USA
553
Pleistocene Glaciation of British Columbia
563
Limits of Successive Middle and Late Pleistocene Continental Ice Sheets Interior Plains of Southern and Central
575
Magnetostratigraphy of Quaternary Sections in Eastern Alberta Saskatchewan and Manitoba
591
Late PleistoceneEarly Holocene Decay of the Laurentide Ice Sheet in QuébecLabrador
601
The Appalachian Glacier Complex in Maritime Canada
631

The Glaciation of Finland
105
Quaternary Glaciations in the French Alps and Jura
117
Recent Advances in Research on Quaternary Glaciations in the Pyrenees
127
Late Pleistocene Würmian Glaciations of the Caucasus
141
Pleistocene Glaciations of North GermanyNew Results
149
Pleistocene Glaciations of Southern Germany
163
Glaciation in Greece A New Record of Cold Stage Environments in the Mediterranean
175
Pliocene and Pleistocene Glaciations of Iceland A Brief Overview of the Glacial History
199
Middle Pleistocene to Holocene Glaciations in the Italian Apennines
211
Pleistocene Glaciations in Latvia
221
Pleistocene Glaciations in Lithuania
231
Pleistocene Glaciation in The Netherlands
247
The Pleistocene Glaciations of the North Sea Basin
261
Glacial History of Norway
279
Quaternary Glaciations in Poland
299
New Evidence on the Quaternary Glaciation in the Romanian Carpathians
305
Ice Margins of Northern Russia Revisited
323
Glaciations of the East European Plain Distribution and Chronology
337
Glacial History of the Barents Sea Region
361
Glacial History of the Taymyr Peninsula and the Severnaya Zemlya Archipelago Arctic Russia
373
Glacial History of Slovenia
385
Quaternary Glaciations of Turkey
393
Limits of the Pleistocene Glaciations in the Ukraine A Closer Look
405
Chronology and Extent of Late Cenozoic Ice Sheets in North America A Magnetostratigraphical Assessment
419
Alaska PalaeoGlacier Atlas Version 2
427
Glaciations of the Sierra Nevada California USA
447
Pleistocene Glaciation of Hawaii
463
Quaternary Glaciations in Illinois
467
IceMargin Fluctuations at the End of the Wisconsin Episode Michigan USA
489
The Quaternary of Minnesota
499
Pleistocene Glaciation of Ohio USA
513
The Glaciation of Pennsylvania USA
521
Stratigraphical Record of GlacialsInterglacials in Northwest Canada
661
The Greenland Ice Sheet During the Past 300000 Years A Review
699
Pleistocene Glaciations in Southern Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego
715
Pleistocene Glaciations in Northern Patagonia Argentina An Updated Review
729
The HighGlacial Last Glacial Maximum Glacier Cover of the Aconcagua Group and Adjacent Massifs in the Mendoza
735
The Pleistocene Glaciations of Chile
739
Late Quaternary Glaciations in Bolivia Comments on Some New Approaches to Dating Morainic Sequences
757
Ecuador Peru and Bolivia
773
Late Quaternary Glaciations of Ecuador
803
Quaternary Glaciations of Colombia
815
Late Quaternary Glaciations in the Venezuelan Mérida Andes
835
Costa Rica and Guatemala
843
Late Quaternary Glaciation in Mexico
849
Late Pleistocene Glaciation of the Hindu Kush Afghanistan
863
Late Pleistocene Glaciations in NorthEast Asia
865
Extent and Timing of Quaternary Glaciations in the Verkhoyansk Mountains
877
Glaciation in the High Mountains of Siberia
883
Late Quaternary Glaciation of Northern Pakistan
909
Quaternary Glaciation of Northern India
929
The High Glacial Last Ice Age and Last Glacial Maximum Ice Cover of High and Central Asia with a Critical
943
The Extent and Timing of Late Pleistocene Glaciations in the Altai and Neighbouring Mountain Systems
967
Quaternary Glaciations Extent and Chronology in China
981
Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene Glaciations in the Taiwanese High Mountain Ranges
1003
Late Quaternary Glaciations in Japan
1013
The Glaciation of the SouthEast Asian Equatorial Region
1023
The Glaciation of Australia
1037
Quaternary Glaciers of New Zealand
1047
Quaternary Glaciations of the Atlas Mountains North Africa
1065
Quaternary Glacial Chronology of Mount Kenya Massif
1075
Glaciation in Southern Africa and in the SubAntarctic
1081
Index
1087
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