Glaciation in Greece. A new record of cold stage environments in the mediterranean.

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The mountains of Greece contain evidence for multiple phases of ice build-up and decay during the Middle and Late Pleistocene. On Mount Tymphi, the record has been dated by applying uranium-series methods to secondary carbonates in tills. The most extensive glaciation occurred before 350. ka and is correlated with MIS 12 (Skamnellian Stage). Successively, smaller glaciations occurred during MIS 6 (Vlasian Stage), and the last glacial cycle (MIS 5d-2) or Tymphian Stage. These glaciations had major impacts on sediment and water fluxes to the fluvial system downstream. Slackwater sediments in the Voidomatis River basin record the rapid shift in river system behaviour during the last-glacial-to-interglacial transition. © 2011 Elsevier B.V.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDevelopments in Quaternary Science|Dev. Quat. Sci.
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherElsevier BV
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • Mediterranean
  • Pindus Mountains
  • Pleistocene glaciation
  • River dynamics
  • Uranium-series dating


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