An evaluation of climate, crustal movement and base level controls on the Middle-Late Pleistocene development of the River Severn, U.K.

  title={An evaluation of climate, crustal movement and base level controls on the Middle-Late Pleistocene development of the River Severn, U.K.},
  author={D. Maddy},
  journal={Netherlands Journal of Geosciences - Geologie en Mijnbouw},
  pages={329 - 338}
  • D. Maddy
  • Published 1 December 2002
  • Geography, Geology, Environmental Science
  • Netherlands Journal of Geosciences - Geologie en Mijnbouw
Abstract The Pleistocene development of the lower Severn valley is recorded in the fluvial sediments of the Mathon and Severn Valley Formations and their relationship to the glacigenic Wolston (Oxygen Isotope Stage 12), Ridgacre (OIS 6) and Stockport (OIS 2) Formations. The most complete stratigraphical record is that of the Severn Valley Formation, which post-dates the Anglian Wolston Formation and comprises a flight of river terraces, the highest of which is c.50 m above the present river… 
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