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The geomorphology of Gola, North-West Ireland

Knight, J; Burningham, H; (2015) The geomorphology of Gola, North-West Ireland. Irish Journal of Earth Sciences , 33 pp. 55-70. 10.3318/IJES.2015.33.55. Green open access

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Abstract

The island of Gola, offshore north-west County Donegal, Ireland, shows a range of geomorphic and sedimentary features of Pleistocene and Holocene age, but hitherto these features have not been described. This study reports on the main glacigenic (Pleistoceneage) and coastal (Holocene) geomorphic features, their associated sediments and their environmental interpretations in the context of regional Pleistocene and Holocene climate change. The contemporary geomorphology of Gola is strongly controlled by its underlying geology and Pleistocene glacial history (which includes its paraglacial inheritance), and its exposed Atlantic-facing location.

Type: Article
Title: The geomorphology of Gola, North-West Ireland
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.3318/IJES.2015.33.55
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.3318/IJES.2015.33.55
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Glacial landforms, Geological facies, Bedrock, Sediments, Granite, Gravel, Glaciers, Dunes, Coasts
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Geography
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10053795
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