Advances in Irish Quaternary Studies

  • Peter Coxon
  • Stephen McCarron
  • Fraser Mitchell

Part of the Atlantis Advances in Quaternary Science book series (AAQS, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Peter Coxon, Stephen McCarron, Fraser Mitchell
    Pages 1-17
  3. Michael J. Simms, Peter Coxon
    Pages 19-42
  4. Peter Coxon, Fraser Mitchell, Sebastian von Engelbrechten, Laura Vaughan
    Pages 43-66
  5. Colin K. Ballantyne, Colm Ó Cofaigh
    Pages 101-149
  6. Jasper Knight
    Pages 151-180
  7. Robin Edwards, Kieran Craven
    Pages 181-215
  8. Nigel T. Monaghan
    Pages 255-291

About this book


This book provides a new synthesis of the published research on the Quaternary of Ireland. It reviews a number of significant advances in the last three decades on the understanding of the pattern and chronology of the Irish Quaternary glacial, interglacial, floristic and occupation records. Those utilising the latest technology have enabled significant advances in geochronology using accelerated mass spectrometry, cosmogenic nuclide extraction and optically stimulated luminescence amongst others.  This has been commensurate with high-resolution geomorphological mapping of the Irish land surface and continental shelf using a wide range of remote sensing techniques including MBES and LIDAR.  Thus the time is ideal for a state of the art publication, which provides a series of authoritative reviews of the Irish Quaternary incorporating these most recent advances.


Ireland Quaternary Geochronology Palaeoenvironmental British Irish Ice Sheet

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Coxon
    • 1
  • Stephen McCarron
    • 2
  • Fraser Mitchell
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of GeographyTrinity College DublinDublinIreland
  2. 2.Department of GeographyNational University of Ireland MaynoothMaynoothIreland
  3. 3.Department of BotanyTrinity College DublinDublinIreland

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