By Peter Coxon, Stephen McCarron, Fraser Mitchell
This ebook offers a brand new synthesis of the printed examine at the Quaternary of eire. It stories a few major advances within the final 3 many years at the figuring out of the development and chronology of the Irish Quaternary glacial, interglacial, floristic and career files. these using the newest know-how have enabled major advances in geochronology utilizing speeded up mass spectrometry, cosmogenic nuclide extraction and optically inspired luminescence among others. This has been commensurate with high-resolution geomorphological mapping of the Irish land floor and continental shelf utilizing a variety of distant sensing suggestions together with MBES and LIDAR. therefore the time is perfect for a state-of-the-art book, which supplies a sequence of authoritative reports of the Irish Quaternary incorporating those latest advances.
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This chapter is a review of the historical studies of Irish interglacials that goes on to discuss the characteristics of the different temperate stages recognised in the Irish record and ﬁnally to discuss the Irish record of interglacial stages in the context of the European stratigraphy. 2 The History of Interglacial Studies in Ireland Irish interglacial deposits have received much attention since the discovery of the organic peats and muds found below glacial deposits on the banks of the Boleyneendorrish River, near Gort Co.
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230 attributed their formation to dissolution. This possibility was discounted by Charlesworth (1963) who considered that all of Ireland’s lakes, other than Lough Neagh and the turloughs, originated by ice action either directly through erosion or as a consequence of glacial deposition. He noted that the deepest parts of Lower Lough Erne and Lough Derg (on the Shannon) are located on silicate rocks rather than limestone, while Lough Mask is much deeper on its western side, adjacent to silicates, than on the limestone beneath its eastern side.
Advances in Irish Quaternary Studies by Peter Coxon, Stephen McCarron, Fraser Mitchell