INQUA Congress 2019: Different Styles of Younger Dryas Glaciation in the Northwestern and Central Scottish Highlands

Date: 1st – 5th August 2019
Leader: Dr Sven Lukas
Contact email: sven.lukas@geol.lu.se
Guide price: (including travel and accommodation, excluding meals) £420 (single occupancy)/£315 (shared occupancy)
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INQUA Congress 2019: Different Styles of Younger Dryas Glaciation in the Northwestern and Central Scottish Highlands

Date: 1st – 5th August 2019
Leader: Dr Sven Lukas
Contact email: sven.lukas@geol.lu.se
Guide price: (including travel and accommodation, excluding meals) £420 (single occupancy)/£315 (shared occupancy)
Link for further information and booking not yet open




This fieldtrip will visit mountainous locations in the Northwestern (Sutherland) and Central Highlands (Monadhliath, Gaick Plateau, Pass of Drumochter) as well as sites en route that will be of broad interest (Wester Ross, Torridon, Glen Roy). Themes centre on different styles of Younger Dryas glaciation (corrie glaciers, transection glacier complexes, plateau ice-caps) and include a diverse range of problems, such as the effects of topography on the style of glaciation, especially ice retreat, palaeoenvironmental records inside and outside glaciated sites, challenges of dating glacier fluctuations in Scotland using radiocarbon, cosmogenic radionuclide (CRN) and optically-stimulated luminescence (OSL) dating, geomorphological contrasts between Younger Dryas and older phases of glaciation (e.g. Wester Ross Readvance, equivalent to the Heinrich 1 event, which will also be visited en route), processes of moraine formation and ice-mass-based palaeoclimate reconstruction. Travel arrangements will be made so that participants can easily arrange their own stay in Scotland after the trip or travel elsewhere in Europe.