In Fins, the long-term evolution is documented by coastal rock terraces or raised beaches
," said Prof Goesta.
Surveys in six areas along the Gulf of Boothia produced large collections of radiocarbon samples from raised beaches
that yield six new relative sea-level curves and information on Holocene bowhead whale ranges.
At some sites, raised beaches
outcrop along the cliff-shore platform junction.
The raised beaches
show the ancient water level and are clearly visible from the cafe tables at Kilmartin House; a wonderful backdrop for the green oak conserva tory and delicious home-made food.
Guided walks, taking in the sea caves and raised beaches
created at the end of the Ice Age, are also available.
Islay, where ancient raised beaches
denote the limit of
The long-term evolution is documented by coastal rock terraces or raised beaches
," said Professor Dr Goesta Hoffmann, Associate Professor at the Department of Applied Geosciences at GUtech.
Time intervals with more extensive sea ice are therefore likely to be represented in raised beaches
by less rounded and more poorly sorted sediment (more angular and with a wider range of grain sizes).
Samples of marine shells, driftwood, and whale bones were also collected from raised beaches
and raised deltas in order to better define RSL histories.
in Geomorphology at the University of Cambridge, with a thesis entitled "The raised beaches
of Western Scotland.
This interpretation of Holocene sea-ice hist ory agrees with the limited development of Holocene raised beaches
in the region.
We observed one pair incubating two eggs on a small island (30 m in diameter) situated in a medium-sized lake, on a low plateau at the top of a complex of raised beaches