BBC News item on new study: Glaciers 'helped shape Dartmoor'
A study by the universities of Durham, Exeter and Stockton Riverside College said the Devon moor had valley glaciers at its centre and an ice cap..........
"Dartmoor was the location of the southernmost independent ice cap in the British Isles, the evidence for which is so subtle that researchers had missed it for almost 100 years."
Interesting - I wonder where the drumlins and traces of moraines which they have found are. Quite hard to see amongst all the old tin workings which are along most Dartmoor rivers.
The glaciation of Dartmoor: the southernmost independent Pleistocene ice cap in the British Isles - abstract
I've not had a chance to look at this yet but yes, fascinating stuff, thanks for the link, Mole
Which glaciation are we talking about here. ?
My interest lays with those damn bluestones.
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thanks for your link to the real deal's abstract.
The fig.s n captions give an idea of where they are talking about.
I'd love to read a summary of the study. (I'm not likely to pay for an online subscription to read the whole thing)
In other news.
Thanks Mole, that's the most interesting thing I've read on here in ages. It did strike me that the west okement valley 'almost' has a mini Lairig Ghru look to it
Looking at the abstract I recon the 'Corn Ridge proto-cirque' is that large hollow on the north side where you still get snow colecting at times.
Must admit I would love to read a summary of the study to.
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