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dc.contributor.author P. L. en_US
dc.contributor.author John en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-12-16T10:10:14Z
dc.date.available 2008-12-16T10:10:14Z
dc.date.issued 2002-08-01 en_US
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0037-0738(01)00253-6 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Gibbard , P L & Lewin , J 2002 , ' Climate and related controls on interglacial fluvial sedimentation in lowland Britain ' Sedimentary Geology , vol 151 , no. 3-4 , pp. 187-210 . , 10.1016/S0037-0738(01)00253-6 en_US
dc.identifier.other PURE: 96149 en_US
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/1678 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/1678
dc.description.abstract Interglacial fluvial sediment sequences are common in lowland Britain where their palaeontology has been considerably studied but their sedimentology is poorly known. By contrast, Holocene (Flandrian) sequences have yielded important insights into river, and thus, environmental evolution. This paper examines the nature of the interglacial fluvial sedimentary record in southern Britain, showing similarities and differences in the sedimentary record. A four-phase pattern of fluvial behaviour through an interglacial cycle is presented. The utility of using Holocene sequences as analogues for previous interglacial sedimentation is discussed and an attempt is made to explain the proposed four-phase pattern in terms of predictable fluvial responses to an interglacial climate cycle. Finally, the implications of the pattern for alluvial unit preservation and the stratigraphical interpretation of Pleistocene temperate events from river sediments are highlighted. It is shown that British lowland rivers normally adopt three major behavioural modes in the Pleistocene: braided or wandering gravel-dominated mode, fine-sediment-dominated stable meandering to anastomosing mode, and incision or non-depositional mode. en_US
dc.format.extent 24 en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Sedimentary Geology en_US
dc.subject Rivers en_US
dc.subject Pleistocene en_US
dc.subject Quaternary en_US
dc.subject Holocene en_US
dc.subject Sediments en_US
dc.subject Interglacial en_US
dc.subject Deposition en_US
dc.title Climate and related controls on interglacial fluvial sedimentation in lowland Britain en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Aberystwyth University en_US
dc.contributor.pbl River Basin Dynamics and Hydrology en_US


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