Book Chapter

Recessional moraines in nearshore waters, northern Scotland



Bradwell T & Stoker M (2016) Recessional moraines in nearshore waters, northern Scotland. In: Dowdeswell J, Canals M, Jakobsson M, Todd B, Dowdeswell E & Hogan K (eds.) Atlas of Submarine Glacial Landforms: Modern, Quaternary and Ancient. Geological Society Memoir, 46. London: Geological Society of London, pp. 63-64.;

First paragraph: Suites of relatively small, similar-sized and regularly spaced sediment ridges are commonly found fronting the termini of modern tidewater glaciers in fjords and marine embayments. These ice-flow transverse subaqueous moraine ridges, sometimes referred to as De Geer moraines, record the incremental retreat of the ice front grounding-line over time (De Geer 1889;Lindén & Möller 2005). The distribution and pattern of well-preserved recessional moraines in nearshore waters around Scotland provides insight into the pattern, timing and style of retreat of the last British–Irish Ice Sheet (Bradwellet al.2008a,b;Stokeret al.2009).

Title of seriesGeological Society Memoir
Number in series46
Publication date31/12/2016
PublisherGeological Society of London
Publisher URL
Place of publicationLondon
ISSN of series0435-4052

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Dr Tom Bradwell

Dr Tom Bradwell

Senior Lecturer, Biological and Environmental Sciences