Cirque growth slows as landscapes age

Cirques are classic features of glaciated mountain ranges. But what do we know about their role in the evolution of mountain topography?

The dynamics of mountain erosion: Cirque growth slows as landscapes age

Glacial cirques are widely used palaeoenvironmental indicators, and are key to understanding the role of glaciers in shaping mountain topography. However, notable uncertainty persists regarding the rate and timing of cirque erosion. In order to …

Timing of glacial retreat in the Wicklow Mountains, Ireland, conditioned by glacier size and topography

Reconstructing the deglacial history of palaeo-glaciers provides vital information on retreat processes, information which can inform predictions of the future behaviour of many of the world's glaciers. On this basis, this paper presents 170 Schmidt …