Glacier flow at a former ice-divide in SW Scotland.

R Cornish

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    Abstract

    Late Devensian ice-sheet movement in the western Southern Uplands of Scotland is demonstrated by the distribution of erratics from four different bedrock sources and by glacial striae and ice- moulded landforms. This evidence shows an almost radial movement of ice from an ice-divide zone. The control of relief over ice flow and the distribution of erratics is emphasised. The distribution of erratics from two of the sources, however, shows that debris in the ice was transported only a very short distance in certain places. Abundant deposits of lodgement till occur in the vicinity of the former ice-divide. The implications for high rates of erosion in ice- sheet source areas are examined. -from Author

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)31-41
    Number of pages11
    JournalTransactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh: Earth Sciences
    Volume73
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1982

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