New insights to the British Ice Sheet
Date: 20th June 2019
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Venue: University of Liverpool, Rendall Building, Lecture Theatre 6
Over the last six-years, the BRITICE-CHRONO consortium has established the timing and pace of retreat displayed by the last British-Irish Ice Sheet using a systematic dating of glacial sediments and landforms. More than 600 new ages measured by radiocarbon, luminescence and cosmogenic methods have refined understanding of ice retreat for eight key transects aligned down major former ice streams and outlet glaciers often extending from the continental shelf break to onshore. This talk will explore the pace of retreat for the whole ice-sheet, with a more detailed focus on past environments in the northwest of England to provide an understanding of ice sheet dynamics and associated controls for the period 28,000 – 15,000 years ago.
This talk is co-sponsored by the RGS Cheshire and North Wales Regional Committee.