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Cosmogenic nuclide ages for Last Glacial Maximum moraine at Schnells Ridge, Southwest Tasmania


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Kiernan, K and Fifield, LK and Chappell, J (2004) Cosmogenic nuclide ages for Last Glacial Maximum moraine at Schnells Ridge, Southwest Tasmania. Quaternary Research, 61. pp. 335-338. ISSN 1096-0287

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Moraines on Schnells Ridge, southwest Tasmania, have been dated using in situ 10Be. An age of 19,400 F 600 yr is indicated for the wellpreserved innermost moraine from consistent measurements on four large quartzite boulders. This corresponds closely with exposure ages reported by T.T. Barrows et al. (2002, Quaternary Science Reviews 21, 159–173) for Last Glacial Maximum glacial features farther north in Tasmania and southeast Australia. In contrast, ages between 39,000 and 141,000 yr were obtained from a series of boulders on a more extensive outer moraine, indicating that this has had a more complex history.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Glaciation; Tasmania; Cosmogenic nuclide dating
Journal or Publication Title: Quaternary Research
Page Range: pp. 335-338
ISSN: 1096-0287
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1016/j.yqres.2004.02.004
Additional Information: The definitive version is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2007 02:35
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:24
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