Barents–Kara Ice Sheet

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The Barents–Kara Ice Sheet was an ice sheet which existed during the Weichselian Glaciation. It is named after the seas it was centred upon: Barents Sea and Kara Sea. During the periods 90–80 ka and 60–50 ka, the produced ice-damming resulted in the creation of lakes and a significant rerouting of drainage in northern Eurasia, including the major rivers Yenisei, Ob, Pechora and Mezen that now flow northwards.[1][2]


  1. ^ Jan Mangerud; Martin Jakobsson; Helena Alexanderson; Valery Astakhov; Garry K. C. Clarke; Mona Henriksen; Christian Hjort; Gerhard Krinner; Juha-Pekka Lunkka; Per Möller; Andrew Murray; Olga Nikolskaya; Matti Saarnisto; John Inge Svendsen (2004). "Ice-dammed lakes and rerouting of the drainage of northern Eurasia during the Last Glaciation" (PDF). Quaternary Science Reviews. 23 (11–13): 1313–1332. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2003.12.009. 
  2. ^ Jan Mangerud (2008). The Barents-Kara ice sheet coming and going the last 60,000 years. 33rd IGC International Geological Congress.