Onega Peninsula was covered by glacier 12,000-13,000 years ago
During field work in Onezhskoye Pomorye National Park in the Arkhangelsk Region, scientists from Moscow University's Geography Department established that about 12,000-13,000 years ago the entire surface of the peninsula was covered by a Valdai glacier, the National Park press office reported. Most of the recent unconsolidated sediment began to settle on the peninsula after the retreat of the ice.
"We hope to be able to conduct a detailed study of the processes that changed the topography of the peninsula. The data we obtained during field work require serious consideration. They can be used as a basis for suggesting how this relief was formed, and what kind of processes will change it in the future," said Dr. Alisa Baranskaya, researcher at the North Geo-ecology Laboratory of the Geography Department, commenting on the expedition results.
During the scientific expedition, the scientists selected rock samples to be shown at the national park display room in the visitor center in the village of Letnyaya Zolotitsa, and to be later transferred to the Earth Science Museum at Moscow State University.