Maps of the extent of the ice cap over British Isles

In the Down the Road paper mentioned in the previous article, there are some maps showing the extent of the ice-cap over Britain and Ireland.

Intrigued, I looked to find out more about the maps, and this is what I’ve found.

Announced in a press release by the University of Sheffield in 2011 – see HERE, university researchers led by Prof Chris Clark from the University’s Geography Department, created a set of maps, illustrating for the first time how our last British ice sheet shrunk during the Ice Age. The website donsmaps.com is also a useful source of information on the topic

In the maps the ka on the images is short for thousand years, and BP is “before present.” So 27 Ka BP is the ice sheet at 27 000 years ago.

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Hat tip: Dons Maps & University of Sheffield.

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