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Colhoun, EA and Hannan, D and Kiernan, K (1996) Late Wisconsin glaciation of Tasmania. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 130 (2). pp. 33-45. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

During the Late Wisconsin, icecap and outlet glacier systems developed on the West Coast Range and on the Central Plateau of Tasmania. Local cirque and valley glaciers occurred in many other mountain areas of southwestern Tasmania. Criteria are outlined that enable Late Wisconsin and older glacial landforms and deposits to be distinguished. Radiocarbon dates show Late Wisconsin ice developed after 26-25 ka BP, attained its maximum extent c. 19 ka BP, and disappeared from the highest cirques before 10 ka BP. Important Late Wisconsin age glacial landforms and deposits of the West Coast Range, north-central and south-central Tasmania are described. Late Wisconsin ice was less extensive than ice formed during middle and earlier Pleistocene glaciations. Late Wisconsin snowline altitudes, glaciological conditions and palaeoclimatic conditions are outlined.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library, glaciation, Tasmania, Late Wisconsin, snowline altitude, palaeoclimate.
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 33-45
ISSN: 0080-4703
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2011 01:19
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2012 06:56
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/10128
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