Deglaciation of a large piedmont lobe glacier in comparison with a small mountain glacier – new insight from surface exposure dating. Two studies from SE Germany

Anne U. Reuther, Markus Fiebig, Susan Ivy-Ochs, Peter W. Kubik, Jürgen M. Reitner, Hermann Jerz & Klaus Heine
10Be surface exposure ages of moraine boulders deposited during the maximum Würmian ice extent and the deglaciation period in two different glacial environments show different age distributions despite similar climatic boundary conditions. A consistent and precise late Würmian chronostratigraphy was derived from deposits of a small valley glacier in the Bavarian Forest. Exposure ages from terminal moraines of the Isar-Loisach and the Inn glacier in the Eastern Alps indicate a moraine deposition well before 18.0±1.9...