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Durham University

Department of Geography

Departmental Research Projects

Publication details

Evans, D.J.A. Modern analogues in Quaternary palaeoglaciological reconstruction. Quaternary Science Reviews. 2009;28:181-182.

Author(s) from Durham

Abstract

This issue of Quaternary Science Reviews contains a set of five papers relating to the theme of Modern analogues in Quaternary palaeoglaciological reconstruction. This was the subject of a special
session held at the XVII INQUA Congress in Cairns, Australia in 2007 at which a series of papers communicated recent advances in: a)the study of glacial landform–sediment associations at modern
glacier margins; b) deciphering process–form relationships beneath existing ice sheets; and c) the use of climatic and glaciological parameters from modern glacier systems in the reconstruction
of ancient ice masses. Each of these sub-themes are aimed at improving our understanding of contemporary glacier–landscape interactions and using that knowledge to make more informed
palaeoglaciological reconstructions.

Department of Geography