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.
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.
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