Depositional architecture and palaeogeographic significance of Middle Pleistocene glaciolacustrine ice marginal deposits in northwestern Germany: a synoptic overview

Jutta Winsemann, Christian Brandes, Ulrich Polom & Christian Weber
Ice-marginal deposits are important palaeogeographic archives, recording the glacial history of sedimentary basins. This paper focuses on the sedimentary characteristics, depositional history and palaeogeographic significance of ice-marginal deposits in the Weserbergland and Leinebergland, which were deposited into deep proglacial lakes at the terminus of the Saalian Drenthe ice sheet. The depositional architecture and deformation patterns of ice-marginal deposits will be discussed with respect to glacier termini dynamics, lake-level fluctuations and basement tectonics. During the last...