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Journal Article

The Quaternary Stratigraphy Between Blackwater Harbour and Tinnaberna, County Wexford

G. S. P. Thomas and A. J. Summers
Journal of Earth Sciences
Vol. 5, No. 2 (1983), pp. 121-134
Published by: Royal Irish Academy
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/30002160
Page Count: 14

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Topics: Geological facies, Ice, Glacial landforms, Sediments, Gravel, Silts, Moraines, Sand, Bed sheets, Cliffs
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Abstract

The Quaternary succession displayed in a nine kilometre stretch of coastal cliff section cut through the Screen Hills kame-moraine between Blackwater Harbour and Tinnaberna, County Wexford is described and four major litho-stratigraphic members are identified. The environments of deposition of each member are discussed and the sequence is considered to represent the advance, retreat and marginal oscillation of a terrestrially based Irish Sea ice-sheet during the late Midlandian glacial stage. Evidence of large scale glacio-tectonic deformation is used to construct a simple model of multiple, but minor readvance of the snout during the building of the kame-moraine.

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