Quaternary ice sheets, sea-level change and geomorphological evolution (co-organized)
|Convener: Jeremy Ely | Co-Conveners: Natasha Barlow , Kim Cohen , Freek Busschers , John K. Hillier|
During the Quaternary, the processes and spatial patterns of marine and terrestrial sedimentation have been dominated by the growth and decay of major ice sheets, as well as phases of fluvial development and evolution. At locations beneath and proximal to former ice sheets, regional expressions of global sea-level change have been modified by the history of late Quaternary glacio-isostatic adjustment. This means that the Quaternary sedimentary record captures diverse and evolving range of geomorphology, including marine, subglacial, periglacial and tundra landscapes to climatically warm terrestrial environments, reflecting the changing climate. This session will share new insights into relative sea-level change, ice-sheet history, sub- and pro-glacial landscapes and geomorphological processes which operated during the late Quaternary.