Post-Carboniferous pre-Quaternary karstification in Ireland
  • 【DOI】

    10.1016/S0016-7878(00)80090-5

  • 【摘要】

    Almost a half of the island of Ireland is underlain by limestones of which a high proportion are karstifiable. Karstic processes must have been significant over extensive areas of Ireland and for cons... 展开>>Almost a half of the island of Ireland is underlain by limestones of which a high proportion are karstifiable. Karstic processes must have been significant over extensive areas of Ireland and for considerable periods of geological time, hence karst landforms would presumably have been widespread. Karst features that appear to be of considerable antiquity (isolated limestone hills, apparently ancient caves and infilled enclosed depressions) are located and briefly described. Available literature on such features suggests that mid to late Tertiary time was probably associated with significant karstification, but only a minority of features can be assigned a minimum date with any confidence. 收起<<

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  • 【刊期】

    Proceedings of the Geologists' Association 2000年4期

  • 【语种】

    eng