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Quantification and dating of floodplain sedimentation in a medium-sized catchment of the German uplands : a case study from the Aar Valley in the southern Rhenish Massif, Germany

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

STOLZ, C.
Interdisziplinäres Institut für Umwelt-, Sozial- und Humanwissenschaften, Abteilung Geographie, Univ., Flensburg, Allemagne
GRÜNERT, J.
Geographisches Institut, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz, Allemagne
FÜLLING, A.
Geographisches Institut, Humboldt-Univ., Berlin, Allemagne


Description :
In this article, the distribution, thickness and composition of the floodplain sediments in the valleys of the Aar and its tributaries (Taunus Mountains), Germany, are investigated by way of extensive fieldwork at 25 locations. In the entire catchment area, 48.8 million tons of loamy floodplain fines could be assessed. Most of these were deposited since late medieval times due to extensive historical land use and forest clearing, especially in the mining region along the middle course of the Aar. In its lower course, the enhanced sedimentation of loamy floodplain sediments started during the Bronze Age.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Erde, issn : 0013-9998, 2013, vol. 144, n°. 1, p. 30-50, nombre de pages : 21, Références bibliographiques : 3 p.

Date :
2013

Editeur :
Pays édition : Allemagne, Berlin, de Gruyter

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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