Following the tragic death of David Hodgson in an electrical storm in November 1983, it was requested by his widow that the results of his Ph.D. research should reach a wider audience. This paper was assembled for publication by T. J. Lawson and D. G. Sutherland, with comments from J. B. Sissons and C. K. Ballantyne. We have tried, as near as possible, to keep to the wording of David's thesis but, inevitably, certain changes were necessary. Nevertheless, we have tried to convey his views throughout, and hope our selectivity proves to be an adequate testimony to an able researcher and much-loved colleague. Dr T. J. Lawson, Wellington College, Crowthorne, Berkshire RG11 7PU will attempt to deal with any correspondence concerning this paper.
A study of fluted moraines in the Torridon area, NW Scotland
Article first published online: 12 DEC 2006
Copyright © 1986 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Journal of Quaternary Science
Volume 1, Issue 2, pages 109–118, 1986
How to Cite
Hodgson, D. M. (1986), A study of fluted moraines in the Torridon area, NW Scotland. J. Quaternary Sci., 1: 109–118. doi: 10.1002/jqs.3390010203
- Issue published online: 12 DEC 2006
- Article first published online: 12 DEC 2006
- Fluted moraines;
- glacial transportation;
- glacial deposition
A study of certain small-scale fluted moraines, all less than 4m high but up to 400m long, in the Torridon area has shown that they are subglacial features composed of a clast-rich till, and formed in the Loch Lomond Stadial beneath ice with a maximum depth of 100-200m. The evidence from lithological analysis of till samples from the fluted moraines suggests that they were formed by subglacial deformation of a pre-existing till with little in the way of net down-glacier movement of the material.