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Mezen Bay - a key area for understanding Weichselian glaciations in northern Russia

Kjaer, Kurt LU ; Demidov, IN; Larsen, E; Murray, A and Nielsen, JK (2003) In Journal of Quaternary Science 18(1). p.73-93
Abstract
Sediment successions in coastal cliffs around Mezen Bay, southeastern White Sea, record an unusually detailed history of former glaciations, interstadial marine and fluvial events from the Weichselian. A regional glaciation model for the Weichselian is based on new data from the Mezen Bay area and previously published data from adjacent areas. Following the Mikulinian (Eemian) interglacial a shelf-centred glaciation in the Kara Sea is reflected in proglacial conditions at 100-90 ka. A local ice-cap over the Timan ridge existed between 75 and 65 ka. Renewed glaciation in the Kara Sea spread southwestwards around 60 ka only, interrupted by a marine inundation, before it advanced to its maximum position at about 55-50 ka. After a prolonged... (More)
Sediment successions in coastal cliffs around Mezen Bay, southeastern White Sea, record an unusually detailed history of former glaciations, interstadial marine and fluvial events from the Weichselian. A regional glaciation model for the Weichselian is based on new data from the Mezen Bay area and previously published data from adjacent areas. Following the Mikulinian (Eemian) interglacial a shelf-centred glaciation in the Kara Sea is reflected in proglacial conditions at 100-90 ka. A local ice-cap over the Timan ridge existed between 75 and 65 ka. Renewed glaciation in the Kara Sea spread southwestwards around 60 ka only, interrupted by a marine inundation, before it advanced to its maximum position at about 55-50 ka. After a prolonged ice-free period, the Scandinavian ice-sheet invaded the area from the west and terminated east of Mezen Bay about 17 ka. The previously published evidence of a large ice-dammed lake in the central Arkhangelsk region, Lake Komi, finds no support in this study. Copyright (C) 2003 John Wiley Sons, Ltd. (Less)
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ice-cap, marine inundation, Weichselian glaciations, northern Russia, Timan
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Journal of Quaternary Science
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73 - 93
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John Wiley & Sons
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10.1002/jqs.700
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  abstract     = {Sediment successions in coastal cliffs around Mezen Bay, southeastern White Sea, record an unusually detailed history of former glaciations, interstadial marine and fluvial events from the Weichselian. A regional glaciation model for the Weichselian is based on new data from the Mezen Bay area and previously published data from adjacent areas. Following the Mikulinian (Eemian) interglacial a shelf-centred glaciation in the Kara Sea is reflected in proglacial conditions at 100-90 ka. A local ice-cap over the Timan ridge existed between 75 and 65 ka. Renewed glaciation in the Kara Sea spread southwestwards around 60 ka only, interrupted by a marine inundation, before it advanced to its maximum position at about 55-50 ka. After a prolonged ice-free period, the Scandinavian ice-sheet invaded the area from the west and terminated east of Mezen Bay about 17 ka. The previously published evidence of a large ice-dammed lake in the central Arkhangelsk region, Lake Komi, finds no support in this study. Copyright (C) 2003 John Wiley Sons, Ltd.},
  author       = {Kjaer, Kurt and Demidov, IN and Larsen, E and Murray, A and Nielsen, JK},
  issn         = {1099-1417},
  keyword      = {ice-cap,marine inundation,Weichselian glaciations,northern Russia,Timan},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {73--93},
  publisher    = {John Wiley & Sons},
  series       = {Journal of Quaternary Science},
  title        = {Mezen Bay - a key area for understanding Weichselian glaciations in northern Russia},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jqs.700},
  volume       = {18},
  year         = {2003},
}