Past glaciation and sea levels on Bjørnøya, Svalbard

Otto Salvigsen, Øystein Slettemark
1995 Polar Research  
OTTO SALVlGSEN and 0YSTEIN SLETTEMARK Salvigsen, 0. & Slettemark. 0. 1995: Past glaciation and sea levels on Bjmnaya, Svalbard. Polar Research Bj0rn~ya has a very thin cover of unconsolidated Quaternary sediments. Glacial erratics of local origin are spread throughout the lowland areas, and glacial striae indicate glacial movement which was centred in the middle of the island. No traces of the Barents Sea ice sheet have been observed on B j~m 0 y a . nor has there been any postglacial emergence
more » ... of the island. Lake cores date the deglaciation of the lowlands to ca 10,ooO BP, and peat deposits on high mountains show that these were deglaciated before 8700 BP. Otto Salvigsen and 0yslein Slettemark, No& Polarinstiturt, Postboks 5072 Majorshta. N-0301 Oslo, Norway. 14(2), 245-251.
doi:10.3402/polar.v14i2.6666 fatcat:mnyfaepbtjaaje5vbkj5o6vzii