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dc.contributor.author Colm O. en_US
dc.contributor.author Bethan en_US
dc.contributor.author Davies H. en_US
dc.contributor.author David R. en_US
dc.contributor.author James B. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-27T08:42:03Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-27T08:42:03Z
dc.date.issued 2011-01 en_US
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jqs.1426 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Cofaigh , C O , Davies , B , Roberts , D H , Bridgland , D R & Riding , J B 2011 , ' Provenance and depositional environments of Quaternary sediments from the western North Sea Basin ' Journal of Quaternary Science , pp. 59-75 . , 10.1002/jqs.1426 en_US
dc.identifier.other PURE: 162004 en_US
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/6806 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/6806
dc.description.abstract As the majority of the data on Quaternary sediments from the North Sea Basin are seismostratigraphical, we analysed the Elsterian Swarte Bank Formation, the Late Saalian Fisher Formation and the Late Weichselian (Dimlington Stadial) Bolders Bank Formation in order to determine genesis and provenance. The Swarte Bank Formation is a subglacial till containing palynomorphs from the Moray Forth and the northeastern North Sea, and metamorphic heavy minerals from the Scottish Highlands. The Fisher Formation was sampled from the northern and central North Sea. In the north, it is interpreted as a subglacial till, with glaciomarine sediments cropping out further south. These sediments exhibit a provenance signature consistent with the Midland Valley of Scotland, the Eocene of the North Sea Basin, the Grampian Highlands and northeast Scotland. The Bolders Bank Formation is a subglacial till containing palynomorphs from the Midland Valley of Scotland, northern Britain, and a metamorphic heavy-mineral suite indicative of the Grampian Highlands, Southern Uplands and northeast Scotland. These data demonstrate that there was repeated glaciation of the North Sea Basin during the Middle and Late Pleistocene, with ice sheets originating in northern Scotland. There was no evidence for a Scandinavian ice sheet in the western North Sea basin. Copyright (C) 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. en_US
dc.format.extent 17 en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Quaternary Science en_US
dc.title Provenance and depositional environments of Quaternary sediments from the western North Sea Basin en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Aberystwyth University en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Centre for Glaciology en_US


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