Wednesday 20th September 2023
The deformation caused by glaciers and ice sheets, known as glacitectonics, produces folding and faulting structures similar to those found in orogenic mountain belts but on a smaller scale and shorter time scales. The lecture will include a brief history of glacitectonic research, examples from around the world of the range of landforms and features formed as a result of glacitectonism and discuss why understanding these glacial deformation processes are so important.
Professor Phillips will be known to many members as he has given talks and led field trips for us.
He is Individual Merit Research Scientist (Quaternary/glacial sciences) at BGS and Honorary Professor, School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society at Heriot Watt University