Loess Correlations – Between Myth and Reality

Markovic, Slobodan B. and Stevens, Thomas and Vandenberghe, Jef and Yang, Shiling and Veres, Dan and Mason, Joseph and Újvári, Gábor and Tímár-Gábor, Alida and Zeeden, Christian and Guo, Zhengtang and Hao, Qingzhen and Obreht, Igor and Hambach, Ulrich and Wu, Haibin and Gavrilov, Milivoj B. and Rolf, Christian and Tomić, Nemanja and Lehmkuhl, Frank (2018) Loess Correlations – Between Myth and Reality. PALAEOGEOGRAPHY PALAEOCLIMATOLOGY PALAEOECOLOGY, 509. pp. 4-23. ISSN 0031-0182


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Abstract The correlation of loess sequences across global, hemispheric, regional and local scales is one of the most fundamental aspects to loess research. However, despite recent progress in stratigraphic and chronometric methods, the correlation of many loess sequences is often still based on untested assumptions over loess deposition, preservation, soil type and age. As such, the aim of this overview is to provide an adequate framework for evaluation of the accuracy of loess correlations applied on different temporal and spatial scales across Eurasia. This opens up possibilities for detailed temporal and spatial environmental reconstructions across the huge loess provinces of the Eurasia and provides a framework for future extension of this to North America. Additionally, we evaluate the potential development of appropriate sub-millennial scale loess correlations, as well as essentially important chronological approaches for establishing valid correlations between different loess records, such as current improvements in tephrochronology, 14C and luminescence dating techniques.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: SCALES; PLEISTOCENE; Northern Hemisphere; Loess-palaeosol sequences;
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QE Geology / földtudományok
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2018 09:26
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2020 00:15

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