The last deglacial history of Lützow-Holm Bay, East Antarctica

  title={The last deglacial history of L{\"u}tzow-Holm Bay, East Antarctica},
  author={Masako Yamane and Yusuke Yokoyama and H. Miura and Hideaki Maemoku and Shogo Iwasaki and Hiroyuki Matsuzaki},
Past fluctuations of the Antarctic ice sheet are poorly understood because of a lack of datable materials, radiocarbon reservoir ages and severe environments. Direct evidence of the timing of ice retreat is important in order to understand the Antarctic contribution to global sea-level rise since the Last Glacial Maximum. Here we report the first exposure ages constraining the timing of the last deglaciation from Lutzow-Holm Bay, East Antarctica. Our data suggest that the final retreat of the… CONTINUE READING