Geographia Polonica (1988) vol. 55

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Geomorphology, climate and vegetation in North—West Scania, Sweden, during the Late Weichselian

Björn E. Berglund, Anders Rapp

Geographia Polonica (1988) vol. 55, pp. 13-36


A reconstruction of the conditions of the cold climate environment during the Late Weichselian is made by means of methods of geomorphology and Quaternary stratigraphy. The geomorphological part deals particularly with landforms and material related to nivation and local glaciation, making use of comparisons with contemporary snow-fields and mini-glaciers in northern Lappland. The two main field localities investigated in NW Scania are the horst ridges Sôderâsen and Kullaberg, where geographical evidence and TL-datings are combined with sedimentological and biostratigraphical studies of lake sediments. The results are used for a tentative reconstruction of palaeoclimate and palaeoenvironment 13 500-10 000 BP based on past vegetation and insect fauna, occurrence of stagnant ice, wind and water erosion, nivation and local glaciation.


Björn E. Berglund, Department of Quaternary Geology. Lund University. Tornav. 13 S- 223 63 Lund. Sweden
Anders Rapp, Department of Physical Geography, Lund University, Sölveg. 13, S— 223 62 Lund, Sweden