This issue of Quaternary Science Reviews contains a set of five papers relating to the theme of Modern analogues in Quaternary palaeoglaciological reconstruction. This was the subject of a special session held at the XVII INQUA Congress in Cairns, Australia in 2007 at which a series of papers communicated recent advances in: a)the study of glacial landform–sediment associations at modern glacier margins; b) deciphering process–form relationships beneath existing ice sheets; and c) the use of climatic and glaciological parameters from modern glacier systems in the reconstruction of ancient ice masses. Each of these sub-themes are aimed at improving our understanding of contemporary glacier–landscape interactions and using that knowledge to make more informed palaeoglaciological reconstructions.
Evans, D. (2009). Modern analogues in Quaternary palaeoglaciological reconstruction. Quaternary Science Reviews, 28(3-4), 181-182. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2008.10.017