Geochemical investigations of the Dunaszekcső loess-paleosoil sequence, Se Transdanubia, Hungary

Hum László: Geochemical investigations of the Dunaszekcső loess-paleosoil sequence, Se Transdanubia, Hungary. In: Acta mineralogica-petrographica, (39). pp. 139-149. (1998)

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The paper discusses the relation between paleoclimate and geochemical characteristics of the Ioess-paleosol sequence of Dunaszekcso, Hungary. Geochemical properties of the sediments reflect the intensity of weathering and pedogenesis, thus five sediment types could be distinguished upon this basis. The weakly weathered loess formed under cold and arid climate, while the weathered loess accumulated during milder, more humid periods. The strongly weathered loess, overlying paleosols, shows intermediate character between loess and paleosol; its geochemical analysis indicates more intense weathering than in loess, but not intensive enough for soil formation. The Mende Upper and Basaharc Double paleosols were produced by strong pedogenesis, while the Basaharc Lower paleosol underwent the most advanced weathering and pedogenesis. Analyses of the geochemical character of different stratigraphic horizons allowed the reconstruction of paleoclimatic trends.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Acta mineralogica-petrographica
Date: 1998
Volume: 39
ISSN: 0365-8066
Page Range: pp. 139-149
Language: English
Publisher: University of Szeged, Department of Mineralogy, Geochemistry and Petrology
Place of Publication: Szeged
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Kőzettan, Ásványtan, Földtan, Geokémia
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 148-149. ; ill. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 01. Natural sciences
01. Natural sciences > 01.05. Earth and related environmental sciences
Date Deposited: 2016. Oct. 17. 09:25
Last Modified: 2022. Jul. 27. 14:12

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