Neuester Stand der Quartärforschung in Neuguinea

Ernst Löffler
The Pleistocene temperature depression resulted in a relatively extensive glacial ice cover in the high montains of New Guinea and approximately 2 000 km² were covered by ice. The Pleistocene snowline was at approximately 3550 m altitude and there were only minor variations due to local climatic conditions or in one case due to tectonic events. The oldest proof of glacial ice is a palagonite which may date back to about 700 000 years and...