The vertical extent of the Late Weichselian ice sheet in the Nordfjord-Møre area, western Norway

Block fields and weathering limits in the mountains around inner Nordfjord, and glacial striae, erratics, block fields and alpine mountain morphology in the outer Nordfjord-Møre area, give information about the altitude of the surface of the continental ice sheet during the Late Weichselian glaciation. The ice sheet in the accumulation zone on the northern Jostedal Plateau was relatively thin during the peak of the Late Weichselian glaciation, due mainly to effective ice-drainage through the deep fjords and valleys. A longitudinal profile for the surface of the ice sheet from the northern Jostedal Plateau through Møre to the edge of the continental shelf has been reconstructed for the Late Weichselian glacial maximum.