Postglacial tectonics of the Scottish glacio-isostatic uplift centre

Firth, C.R. and Stewart, I.S. (2000) Postglacial tectonics of the Scottish glacio-isostatic uplift centre Quaternary Science Reviews, 19 (14-15). pp. 1469-1493. ISSN 0277-3791

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Abstract

New evidence combined with a detailed re-evaluation of postglacial fault movements, seismic activity and shoreline sequences suggests that the period of deglaciation and the early Holocene was more seismically active than the mid to Late Holocene. It is proposed that the large-scale lateral displacements formerly proposed can not be justified, rather all postglacial fault movements appear to be limited to metre-scale vertical movements along pre-existing fault lines. In addition, it is argued that the Younger Dryas ice advance may have produced localised crustal redepression but not the more widespread impact formerly proposed. Both tectonic and postglacial rebound stresses, however, may be needed to explain the contemporary seismotectonics of the Scottish Highlands.

Item Type: Journal article
Subjects: F000 Physical Sciences > F800 Physical Geography and Environmental Sciences > F840 Physical Geography
F000 Physical Sciences > F800 Physical Geography and Environmental Sciences > F820 Geomorphology
F000 Physical Sciences > F600 Geology
DOI (a stable link to the resource): 10.1016/S0277-3791(00)00074-3
Faculties: Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Environment and Technology > Applied Geosciences
Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Environment and Technology
Depositing User: editor environment
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2009
Last Modified: 09 May 2012 13:18
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/5793

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