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Journal of Geography (Chigaku Zasshi), 2021 Vol.130 No.1

2021 Vol.130 No.1

The Coastal Section of the Upper Carboniferous Central Clare Group at Spanish Point, County Clare, Ireland

The Upper Carboniferous (Namurian) Central Clare Group is widely exposed on the Atlantic coast of County Clare, western Ireland. The Central Clare Group is composed of clastic sedimentary rocks deposited in fluvio-deltaic systems. The Cliffs of Moher, which are part of the Burren & Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark, are well-known vista points for observing the Central Clare Group; nonetheless, the vertical cliffs are not ideal for checking individual beds up close. Along the coast of Spanish Point at low tide, in contrast, we can easily observe interbedded sandstone and mudstone that gently dip 10 to 20 degrees. Due to wave erosion, numerous sedimentary structures, such as cross stratification and ripple marks, appear on exposed bedding surfaces. Many tourists, including non-geologist Japanese, visit the small village of Spanish Point every year, as it is located near Milltown Malbay, the well-known site of the Willie Clancy Summer School (one of Ireland’s major summer schools for traditional music and dance).

(Photograph & Explanation: Tomonori NAYA;
Photographed on July, 13, 2014)

Original Articles

Stratigraphy and Geological Structures of the Miura Group
 in the Ubajima Islands, Northernmost Sagami Bay:
 Multiple Duplexes and Fault-propagation Folds Based on Tracing Tephra Key Beds

Shin’ichi MORI and Yujiro OGAWA

Journal of Geography (Chigaku Zasshi), 2021, 130(1), 1.


Surface Elevation Variations on Lachman II Debris-covered Glacier
 (Ice-cored Rock Glacier), James Ross Island, Antarctic Peninsula,
 and Its Responses to Recent Climate Change

Kotaro FUKUI, Toshio SONE, Jorge A. STRELIN and Junko MORI

Journal of Geography (Chigaku Zasshi), 2021, 130(1), 27.


High-resolution Stratigraphy of the Lowermost Cambrian Sequence
 at the Xiaolantian Section, Yunnan, South China:
 Lithofacies, Key Bed, and Local⁄Regional Correlation

Sena KONO, Yukio ISOZAKI, Tomohiko SATO,
Xingliang ZHANG and Wei LIU

Journal of Geography (Chigaku Zasshi), 2021, 130(1), 43.


Provenance Change in Cretaceous–Paleogene Fore-arc in Western Hokkaido:
 U–Pb Dating of Detrital Zircons from the Yezo Group


Journal of Geography (Chigaku Zasshi), 2021, 130(1), 63.


Short Article

Metamorphic Thermal Structure of the Outer Zone of Southwest Japan
 in the Koshibu-gawa Section, Nagano Prefecture, Central Japan

Hiroshi MORI, Yosuke TOMOOKA,

Journal of Geography (Chigaku Zasshi), 2021, 130(1), 85.



Radiocarbon Ages and Significance for Beachrock Samples Collected
 from the Eastern Part of Maibahbama, Southeast of Miyako Island


Journal of Geography (Chigaku Zasshi), 2021, 130(1), 99.


Landslide Disaster Triggered by July 2020 Heavy Rainfall
 in the Southern Part of Kumamoto Prefecture, Southwestern Japan

Yasuo MIYABUCHI and Masayuki TORII

Journal of Geography (Chigaku Zasshi), 2021, 130(1), 107.


The 100s: Significant Exposures of the World (No.12)

The Taupō Eruption Sequence of AD 232 ± 10 in Aotearoa New Zealand:
 A Retrospection

David J. LOWE and Adrian PITTARI

Journal of Geography (Chigaku Zasshi), 2021, 130(1), 117.