Domain LP: lowland periglaciated

Lowland periglaciated domain ice limits.

This domain lies in southern and parts of south-west England, beyond the known southernmost limits of both the Anglian and Devensian ice sheets. The landscape is a product of numerous fluctuations from warm temperate to Arctic 'tundra' acting over a long period of time (since the Neogene).

The domain has limited cover of superficial deposits (~26%). Organic deposits form a negligible part of the area.

Localized development of peat may occur within the alluvial floodplains and in coastal areas associated with submerged forests.

Mire classification (and guide to dominance within the domain)

Subjective guide to dominance within this domain Topogenous mires Soligenous mires Ombrogenous mires
Locally present Floodplain mire Valley mire

Spring mire

Rare Open water transition mire

Basin mire



Raised mire

Blanket mire


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