Everest, J. and Kubik, P. 2005. The deglaciation of eastern Scotland: cosmogenic 10Be evidence for a Lateglacial stillstand. J. Quaternary Sci., Vol. 21 pp. 95–104. ISSN 0267–8179.
The deglaciation of eastern Scotland: cosmogenic 10Be evidence for a Lateglacial stillstand†
Article first published online: 27 OCT 2005
Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of Quaternary Science
Volume 21, Issue 1, pages 95–104, January 2006
How to Cite
Everest, J. and Kubik, P. (2006), The deglaciation of eastern Scotland: cosmogenic 10Be evidence for a Lateglacial stillstand. J. Quaternary Sci., 21: 95–104. doi: 10.1002/jqs.961
- Issue published online: 21 DEC 2005
- Article first published online: 27 OCT 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 13 JUL 2005
- Manuscript Revised: 7 JUL 2005
- Manuscript Received: 18 FEB 2004
- Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
Cosmogenic nuclide analysis, using 10Be, has been used to date a Lateglacial stillstand in the Eastern Highlands of Scotland at 16.6–13.6 kyr BP. The dates constrain the extent of the local Cairngorm Ice Cap and the larger Scottish Ice Sheet at a particular stage during deglaciation. The geomorphological and sedimentological evidence suggests that the glacial stillstand persisted for around 1 kyr. Independent 14C dating from Loch Etteridge within Strathspey shows that deglaciation proceeded rapidly after ca. 15 kyr BP. Critically this study demonstrates that glaciers last occupied the valleys of the Cairngorms immediately prior to the Lateglacial Interstadial (Bølling/Alleröd), contrary to previous assumptions that the last large-scale glaciation of the massif took place in the Loch Lomond Stadial (Younger Dryas). This later event in the Cairngorms was therefore confined to the high corries. Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.