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Deformed dirt: the deformation caused by glaciers and ice sheets (lecture)

Thursday, 13 January 2022
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Online event

Dr Emrys Phillips, British Geological Survey, Edinburgh

High resolution seismic data from the Dogger Bank in the central southern North Sea has revealed that the Dogger Bank Formation records a complex history of sedimentation and penecontemporaneous, large-scale, ice-marginal to proglacial glacitectonic deformation. The internal structure of the Dogger Bank thrust-moraine complexes can be directly related to ice sheet dynamics, recording the former positions of a highly dynamic, oscillating Weichselian ice sheet margin as it retreated northwards at the end of the Last Glacial Maximum.

Further Reading

Phillips, E. et al. 2018. Large-scale glacitectonic deformation in response to active ice sheet retreat across Dogger Bank (southern central North Sea) during the Last Glacial Maximum. Quaternary Science Reviews, 179, 24-47.

Emrys graduated in 1984 from Manchester University and undertook an MSc there on high T/P metamorphism in the Lewisian. Subsequently he did a PhD at Cardiff on the Monian rocks of Anglesey and then joined BGS in 1990. He is currently Co-leader of Theme 1: Landscape Form, Use and Change: a Dynamic Earth, Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society (SAGES). He has been a an Editor of the Scottish Journal of Geology and is a past-President of the Westmorland Geological Society.

This lecture will be held as a Zoom meeting. Society members for whom we have email addresses will be sent an invitation a few days before the event. If you are a member but are not on our email list, or a non-member who would like to join the meeting, please email the society’s meetings secretary to request an invitation.