The Brecon Beacons

Carr, Simon ORCID logo ORCID: (2020) The Brecon Beacons. In: Goudie, Andrew and Migoń, Piotr, (eds.) Landscapes and landforms of England and Wales. World Geomorphological Landscapes (WGLC) . Springer, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 553-566.

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The Brecon Beacons of central and southern Wales offer the opportunity to explore a range of geomorphological processes, particularly those relating to the rapid climate changes associated with the period subsequent to the Last Glacial Maximum. The mountains present some of the best preserved evidence in the British Isles of the interplay between glacial, periglacial and paraglacial processes, associated with conditions of marginal glaciation, and provide the most southerly evidence of Younger Dryas/Loch Lomond Stadial glaciation of Britain. The absence of evidence for landscape evolution in the region prior to the Last Glacial Maximum has recently begun to be addressed through insights derived from the subterranean geomorphology of limestone found in the south of the region. As one of the key sites of the early Industrial Revolution, the Brecon Beacons also preserve a unique landscape of anthropogenic (or even anthropocenic) geomorphology associated with large scale coal and iron extraction.

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 2213-2090
ISBN: 9783030389567
Departments: Institute of Science and Environment > Forestry and Conservation
Depositing User: Christian Stretton
Date Deposited: 19 May 2020 14:53
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2024 11:00


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