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Quaternary Cross Sections
Cross-section diagrams through the Quaternary domains.
Click a cross section line to open a PDF to learn more. Clicking the title will take you to the relevant domain.

Glaciation Limits
Currently known limits of the Devensian (red) and Anglian (blue) glaciations.

Quaternary Domains Descriptors
Eleven different domains represented by consistent geomorphological features (landforms), with typical assemblages or groupings of superficial deposits, and are partly defined by the genetic processes that formed both the deposits and landforms.
Click on a domain to learn more.

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  • Quaternary Cross Sections
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