The Loch Lomond Stadial in the British Isles

  title={The Loch Lomond Stadial in the British Isles},
  author={J. Brian Sissons},
During the last very cold period in the British Isles, which occurred more than 10,000 radiocarbon years ago, glaciers developed in many mountain areas, permafrost was extensive, frost break-up of rocks was severe (its effects including a pronounced coastal platform and cliff), downslope movement of debris was greatly accelerated, many rivers spread coarse debris over low ground, the vegetation was transformed and the fauna was greatly affected. 
Glaciers of the Loch Lomond Stadial in the western Southern Uplands of Scotland
The extent of 11 glaciers that existed in the western Southern Uplands during the Loch Lomond Stadial is inferred from evidence of terminal, lateral and hummocky moraines and the distribution of
Late-Glacial history of the Brecon Beacons, South Wales
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A late-Devensian pollen site in Cowal, south-west Scotland
Synopsis A thick sequence of clays and gyttja sediments from a valley in the north-west of the Cowal Peninsula is shown on palynological grounds to be of Late-Devensian (Loch Lomond Stadial) and
The Loch Lomond Stadial glaciation south of Rannoch Moor: New evidence and palaeoglaciological insights
Abstract The mountains and valleys south of Rannoch Moor were of key importance in governing both the style and direction of ice flow during the Loch Lomond Stadial (LLS), and yet have, until now,
British shore platforms and ice-sheets
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Palynological evidence for the extent of the Loch Lomond Readvance in the Awe valley and adjacent areas, SE Highlands
Synopsis Palynological evidence for the age of ice-dammed lacustrine deposits at an infilled lake basin at the SW end of Loch Awe shows the lake and the kame deposits forming the dam to be of Loch
A radiocarbon date on plant detritus beneath till from the type area of the Loch Lomond Readvance
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Loch Lomond Stadial Plateau Icefields in the Lake District, Northwest England
Detailed geomorphological mapping has revealed evidence for the development of plateau icefields in the central fells of the English Lake District during the Loch Lomond (Younger Dryas) Stadial (c.
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Lateglacial and early Flandrian environmental history of the Isle of Mull, Inner Hebrides, Scotland
Pollen-stratigraphic data, supported by lithological, geochemical and radiocarbon evidence are described from two Late Devensian Lateglacial sites on the Isle of Mull, Inner Hebrides, Scotland. The


Late glacial site in the central Grampian Highlands
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Radiocarbon dates and deglaciation of Rannoch Moor, Scotland
THE Loch Lomond Readvance affected large areas of the Scottish Highlands, and while the maximal extent of the readvance glaciers is now fairly well established1,2, it is not yet known how long they
Palaeoclimatic inferences from former glaciers in Scotland and the Lake District
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Three late-Devensian sites in West-central Scotland
PRELIMINARY investigations of late-Devensian sediments that include moss-sedge peat and moss detritus suitable for radiocarbon dating indicate movement of thick layers of till on the sides of
Marine Shell Radiocarbon Dates and the Chronology of Deglaciation in Western Scotland
RICHLY fossiliferous marine clays of late-Glacial age have long been known from the Clyde area and from isolated localities as far north as Fort William1–4 and radiocarbon dates have been published
The last glaciers in the Lochnagar area, Aberdeenshire.
Synopsis Moraines in Glen Callater, Glen Muick and the four corries of Lochnagar are used to delimit a glacial readvance. The freshness of the forms and their relation to large solifluction lobes
Presumed ground-ice depressions in East Anglia
Shallow depressions in the western parts of East Anglia on the Chalk between the boulder clay and the Fens are described and attributed to the formation of ground ice and its subsequent thawing. We
Glacial stages and radiocarbon dates in Scotland
Synopsis New radiocarbon dates and previously published ones related to Scottish glacial events are discussed. Dormer’s conclusion that the Loch Lomond and Menteith end-moraine complexes were
A Submerged Ancient Cliff near Plymouth
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