Reconstructing Quaternary Environments
This third edition of Reconstructing Quaternary Environments has been completely revised and updated to provide a new account of the history and scale of environmental changes during the Quaternary. The evidence is extremely diverse ranging from landforms and sediments to fossil assemblages and geochemical data, and includes new data from terrestrial, marine and ice-core records. Dating methods are described and evaluated, while the principles and practices of Quaternary stratigraphy are also discussed. The volume concludes with a new chapter which considers some of the key questions about the nature, causes and consequences of global climatic and environmental change over a range of temporal scales. This synthesis builds on the methods and approaches described earlier in the book to show how a number of exciting ideas that have emerged over the last two decades are providing new insights into the operation of the global earth-ocean-atmosphere system, and are now central to many areas of contemporary Quaternary research.
This comprehensive and dynamic textbook is richly illustrated throughout with full-colour figures and photographs. The book will be of interest to undergraduates, postgraduates and professionals in Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physical Geography, Geology, Botany, Zoology, Ecology, Archaeology and Anthropology
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... derived from a pollenbased transfer function Location of the Kråkenes and Meerfelder Maar sites that contain highresolution records of the GS1 interval and inferred positions of the Polar Front a) The endmoraine formed by a cirque ...
Over the last decade or so, it has been the polar icecore records that have taken us into new areas of Quaternary science, revealing compelling evidence of the rapidity and frequency of climate changes on millennial, centennial, ...
A fourth major development over recent decades has been the coring of polar ice sheets and glaciers. Icecore drilling began on the Greenland ice sheet in the late 1950s, and was followed in.
ice sheet in the late 1950s, and was followed in the 1960s by the drilling of the first deep polar ice core to bedrock at Camp Century, Greenland (Dansgaard et al., 1969). Subsequently, long continuous cores have been recovered from ...
... studies of seabed processes and stratigraphy (Sacchetti et al., 2013), in the mapping of submerged landforms (Dowdeswell et al., 2010) and in investigations of sedimentary sequences beneath polar ice shelves (Johnson & Smith, 1997).