Characteristics and origin of a Saalian glaciolacustrine to glaciofluvial succession in the Hümmling region, NW Germany

Jacques Schwan & Cornells Kasse
In the lowlands of northwest Germany, glaciofluvial plateaus (German: Geestplatten), and pushmoraines built up by the Saalian ice sheet are surrounded by flat and low-lying country. In the study area in the Hümmling, the Geestplatte consists o f mainly sandy meltwater deposits with a capping of groundmoraine or till residue. This outwash plain was built up during the Main Drenthe Advance of the Saalian glaciation and subsequently overridden by the expanding ice sheet. The meltwater...