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Glaciation of the Upper Forth River Catchment, Tasmania


Kiernan, K and Hannan, DG, Glaciation of the Upper Forth River Catchment, Tasmania, Australian Geographical Studies, 29, (1) pp. 155-173. ISSN 0004-9190 (1991) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1467-8470.1991.tb00712.x


The Upper Forth Valley was glaciated on at least four occasions during the late Cainozoic. The two most extensive glaciations were no younger than early Pleistocene in age. During the last glaciation the limited ice catchment at the head of the valley nourished only a short valley glacier with separate glaciers forming in the tributary valleys to the west During earlier glaciations the Forth catchment was invaded by ice from the Mersey Valley to the east. Copyright © 1991, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Physical geography and environmental geoscience
Research Field:Geomorphology and earth surface processes
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
UTAS Author:Kiernan, K (Dr Kevin Kiernan)
UTAS Author:Hannan, DG (Mr David Hannan)
ID Code:33319
Year Published:1991
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2005-07-07
Last Modified:2005-07-07

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