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EGQSJ | Articles | Volume 68, issue 1
E&G Quaternary Sci. J., 68, 53–73, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-68-53-2019
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E&G Quaternary Sci. J., 68, 53–73, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-68-53-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 21 Jun 2019

Research article | 21 Jun 2019

New chronological constraints on the timing of Late Pleistocene glacier advances in northern Switzerland

Dorian Gaar et al.
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Deposits related to the last advance of Reuss Glacier are dated using a luminescence methodology. An age of 25 ka for sediment directly overlying the lodgement till corresponds with existing age constraints for the last maximal position of glaciers. Luminescence dating further implies an earlier advance of Reuss Glacier into the lowlands during Marine Isotope Stage 4. The data are discussed regarding potential changes in the source of precipitation during the Late Pleistocene.
Deposits related to the last advance of Reuss Glacier are dated using a luminescence...
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