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Isostatic Recovery in Scotland

Nature volume 199, page 1278 (28 September 1963) | Download Citation

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PROF. GODWIN'S discussion of my article on the isostatic recovery of Scotland is most welcome, and I am grateful to him for raising several points of interest. But I must start by assuring him that I am not considering this isostatic recovery as “a single process extending over a period of time which embraces that of the Tyrrhenian beaches” as he puts it. On the contrary, I am only discussing crustal movement which has occurred since the last glaciation in Britain, emphasizing the effect this movement would have on the very much earlier Tyrrhenian beaches. (The possibility mentioned by Prof. Godwin of isostatic recovery during interglacial periods raises interesting theoretical questions, but I have never yet seen evidence for such a thing in the field, though of course this does not mean that such events have not taken place.)

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    • D. F. W. BADEN-POWELL

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