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The extent of the late cenozoic glaciation in the Central Highlands of Tasmania, Australia.

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Kiernan, K (1990) The extent of the late cenozoic glaciation in the Central Highlands of Tasmania, Australia. Arctic and Alpine Research, 22 (4). pp. 341-354. ISSN 1523-0430

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Abstract

It is argued that during the most extensive late Cenozoic glaciation of the Tasmanian Central Highlands an ice cap of ~ 6000 km2 developed, probably in the early Pleistocene or late Pilocene. At least three subsequent glaciations have occurred. During the late Last Glacial Stage smaller ice caps were present on the Central Plateau, on a number of smaller plateaus, and on the West Coast Range and other ranges. The more westerly glaciers displayed the highest rates of mass throughout. The ice masses were of temperate maritime character. It is not necessary to invoke any significant shift in the direction of snow-bearing winds to explain the pattern of glaciation when the ice was most extensive.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Arctic and Alpine Research
Page Range: pp. 341-354
ISSN: 1523-0430
Additional Information: ©1990 Regents of the University of Colorado
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2010 06:26
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:12
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/10109
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