Late Quaternary glacial history of the west coast of Jameson Land, East Greenland
Summary, in English
The Late Quaternary (c. 130000-10000 BP) glacial history of the central west coast of Jameson Land, East Greenland. is reconstructed through glacial stratigraphical studies. Seven major sedimentary units are described and defined. They represent two interglacial events (where one is the Holocene). one interstadial event and two glacial events. The older interglacial event comprises marine and fluvial sediments, and is correlated to the Langelandselv interglacial. corresponding to oxygen isotope sub-stage 5e. It is followed by an Early Weichselian major glaciation during the Aucellaelv stade. and subsequently by an Early Weichselian interstadial marine and deltaic event (the Hugin S0 interstade). Sediments relating to the Middle Weichselian have not been recognized in the area. The llugin S0 interstade deposits have been overrun by a Late Weichselian ice advance, during the Flakkerhuk stade. when the glacier. which probably was a thin, low gradient fjord glacier in Scoresby Sund, draped older sediments and landforms with a thin till. Subsequent to the final deglaciation, some time before 10 000 BP. the sea reached the marine limit around 70 m a , and early Holocene marine. fluvial and littoral sediments were deposited in the coastal areas.
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