Studies of the Scottish shoreline

Ting, Su (1937) Studies of the Scottish shoreline. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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This thesis is the product of three years' research in the Department of Geography, University of Glasgow. I have spent part of the time in the field and have travelled the western and north-eastern coast of the Mainland, the islands of the Inner Hebrides and the Orkneys islands. The results of my research are here arranged in three parts, Part I comprises a discussion of the shoreline configuration of Western Scotland. A hypothesis of differential submergence is put forth in an attempt to explain the shoreline configuration. Evidence in support of this hypothesis is sought for from the construction and interpretation of a bathymetrical map of Western Scotland and from the study of soundings and of the longitudinal and cross profiles of rivers of the present drainage. I have drawn many profiles of both land and submarine features and calculated the gradients of the river thalwegs and valley sides, with the result that I have arrived at an estimation of the amount of differential submergence. Chapter I and II have been accepted by the Editor of the Geografiska Annaler of Sweden for publication within this year. Part II is wholly devoted for the study of raised shorelines. Of the many areas in which I have observed and examined, I have included only those regions to the raised shorelines of which I have been able to devote adequately detailed study. In describing the field observations, I have used a terminology and working principles which it seemed good to explain in chapter V. In chapters XIII and IX studies of glaci-fluvial deposits have been included, as they are in these two chapters, connected with the discussion of raised shorelines and the physiographical history of the regions. Part III is composed of papers on the present day shore deposits. Perhaps the interpretation of the Ayres of Orkneys and the classification of storm deposits are the more outstanding points in this part. Chapters XI and XII have been published in the Geological Magazine and the Scottish Geographical Magazine respectively and it is hoped shortly to publish chapter X. In the appendix, I have included three short papers.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Colleges/Schools: College of Science and Engineering > School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
Supervisor's Name: Stevens, Mr. A.
Date of Award: 1937
Depositing User: Mrs Marie Cairney
Unique ID: glathesis:1937-38938
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2018 16:20
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2018 17:18
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