Development of glaciers on the southern coast of Hornsund in Spitsbergen during the Würm

Piotr Kłysz, Leszek Lindner

Abstract


Geologic and geomorphologic research in the Lisbet Valley (Lisbetdalen) and Kulmstranda proved a glaciation of the southern coast of Hornsund during the Würm (Vistulian) Glaciation. Maximum of this glaciation, expressed by an advance of glaciers in Hornsund, occurred about 45-40 000 years BP. An early retreat stage of the ·glaciers, marked among others by the highest marine terrace (80-100 m a.s.l.) took place about 25-20 000 years BP.


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