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Research article
20 Jan 2023
Research article |  | 20 Jan 2023

Comparison of overdeepened structures in formerly glaciated areas of the northern Alpine foreland and northern central Europe

Lukas Gegg and Frank Preusser

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Erosion processes below glacier ice have carved large and deep basins in the landscapes surrounding mountain ranges as well as polar regions. With our comparison, we show that these two groups of basins are very similar in their shapes and sizes. However, open questions still remain especially regarding the sediments that later fill up these basins. We aim to stimulate future research and promote exchange between researchers working around the Alps and the northern central European lowlands.