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The onset of deglaciation of Cumberland Bay and Stromness Bay, South Georgia

Van der Putten, Nathalie LU and Verbruggen, C (2005) In Antarctic Science 17(1). p.29-32
Abstract
Carbon dating of basal peat deposits in Cumberland Bay and Stromness Bay and sediments from a lake in Stromness Bay, South Georgia indicates deglaciation at the very beginning of the Holocene before c. 9500 C-14 yr BP. This post-dates the deglaciation of one local lake which has been ice-free since at least 15 700 C-14 yr BP on account of its atypical geomorphological location. The latter indicates the likely presence of floristic refugia on South Georgia during the Last Glacial Maximum from which newly exposed terrestrial and aquatic habitats were rapidly colonized.
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Early Holocene deglaciation, geomorphology, glacial refugia, palaeoecology, radiocarbon dates, sub-Antarctic
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Antarctic Science
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17
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Wiley-Blackwell
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  abstract     = {Carbon dating of basal peat deposits in Cumberland Bay and Stromness Bay and sediments from a lake in Stromness Bay, South Georgia indicates deglaciation at the very beginning of the Holocene before c. 9500 C-14 yr BP. This post-dates the deglaciation of one local lake which has been ice-free since at least 15 700 C-14 yr BP on account of its atypical geomorphological location. The latter indicates the likely presence of floristic refugia on South Georgia during the Last Glacial Maximum from which newly exposed terrestrial and aquatic habitats were rapidly colonized.},
  author       = {Van der Putten, Nathalie and Verbruggen, C},
  issn         = {1365-2079},
  keyword      = {Early Holocene deglaciation,geomorphology,glacial refugia,palaeoecology,radiocarbon dates,sub-Antarctic},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {29--32},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Antarctic Science},
  title        = {The onset of deglaciation of Cumberland Bay and Stromness Bay, South Georgia},
  volume       = {17},
  year         = {2005},
}