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Multiple Glaciation of the Upper Franklin Valley, Western Tasmania Wilderness World Heritage Area

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Kiernan, K, Multiple Glaciation of the Upper Franklin Valley, Western Tasmania Wilderness World Heritage Area, Australian Geographical Studies, 27, (2) pp. 208-233. ISSN 0004-9190 (1989) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1467-8470.1989.tb00604.x

Abstract

Part of an extensive ice cap that developed in the Tasmanian Central Highlands during the late Cainozoic discharged southwards into the valley of the Franklin River and its upper tributaries where it merged with smaller glaciers that accumulated behind local snowfences. Glacial landforms and sediments in the now heavily forested valleys indicate that at least three and possibly as many as six glaciations took place. The smallest and most recent glaciation occurred during the late Last Glacial Stage when the Franklin Glacier did not exceed 12km in length. The glaciers were characterised by high rates of mass throughput and were of temperate maritime type. -from Author

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience
Research Field:Geomorphology and Regolith and Landscape Evolution
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Land and Water Management
Objective Field:Land and Water Management of environments not elsewhere classified
Author:Kiernan, K (Dr Kevin Kiernan)
ID Code:39632
Year Published:1989
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2006-06-16
Last Modified:2006-06-16
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