Timing of glacial retreat in the Wicklow Mountains, Ireland, conditioned by glacier size and topography

  title={Timing of glacial retreat in the Wicklow Mountains, Ireland, conditioned by glacier size and topography},
  author={Matt D. Tomkins and Jason M. Dortch and Philip D. Hughes and Jonny J. Huck and Toby N. Tonkin and Iestyn D. Barr},
  journal={Journal of Quaternary Science},
Reconstructing the deglacial history of palaeo‐glaciers provides vital information on retreat processes, information which can inform predictions of the future behaviour of many of the world's glaciers. On this basis, this paper presents 170 Schmidt Hammer exposure ages from moraine boulders and glacially sculpted bedrock to reveal the post‐Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) history of the Wicklow Mountains, Ireland. These data suggest that large ice masses survived for 4–7 ka after retreat of the… 
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