Origins and distribution of peat-types in the bogs of Ireland.
Keywords: Blanket bog, raised bogs, peat bogs, Ice Age, glaciation, fen land reed swamp, phragmites, climatic change, post-glacial vegetation, sphagnum moss, von Post scale, peatlands.
AbstractTwo bog types (raised-type and blanket-bog) and one sub-type (high-level blanket bog) are distinguished. Their geographical distribution in Ireland is outlined on a map in relation to rainfall and relief. A summary of the distribution-in-depth of the main genetic peat types is given, three in blanket bog and five in raised-type bog, and the story of peat and bog formation since the retreat of the ice is told in eight illustrations...
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Barry, T. (1969). Origins and distribution of peat-types in the bogs of Ireland. Irish Forestry. Retrieved from https://journal.societyofirishforesters.ie/index.php/forestry/article/view/9137