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England and Wales were subjected to multiple glacials and interglacials during the Quaternary. Maximum glaciation occurred in the Anglian, but large tracts of southern England were never glaciated. Glaciation transformed topography, producing both erosional and depositional features. It also caused wholesale modification of drainage. Tundra conditions were also extensive in the Pleistocene and created suites of landforms including tors and patterned ground. Finally, the Quaternary impact can be seen in the form of evidence for both higher and lower sea levels than exist today.

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Goudie, A.S. (2020). The Quaternary. In: Goudie, A., Migoń, P. (eds) Landscapes and Landforms of England and Wales. World Geomorphological Landscapes. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-38957-4_3

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