Soil Dating and Glacier Variations: A Reply to Wibjörn Karlén

  title={Soil Dating and Glacier Variations: A Reply to Wibj{\"o}rn Karl{\'e}n},
  author={John Allen Matthews},
Two main points of dispute are discussed: first, the potential error in the 14C dating of end moraines using buried soils; second, the date of the 'Little Ice Age' glacier maximum and associated moraines in southern Norway. Because of the 'age/depth effect' in well-developed soils, it is concluded that overestimates of moraine age in excess of 1000 years are possible. It is emphasized that there is no reliable evidence for any 'Little Ice Age' moraine ridges older than about A. D. 1750 in… CONTINUE READING


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