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Thin-section analysis of lithified paleosols from Dagshai Formation of the Himalayan Foreland : Identification of paleopedogenic features and diagenetic overprinting and implications for paleoenvironmental reconstruction

Landscapes and soils through time

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

Dept. of Geology, Univ., Dehli, Inde
SAUER, D.
Inst. of Geography, Univ. of Technology, Dresden, Allemagne
SAUER, D.
Inst. of Geography, Univ. of Technology, Dresden, Allemagne
JAHN, R.
Soil Science and Soil Protection Group, Univ., Halle, Allemagne
STAHR, K.
Inst. of Soil Science and Land Evaluation, Univ. of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Allemagne


Description :
Here, the AA. report micromorphology of diagenetically altered paleosols (~ 31 Ma old) from Dagshai Formation, Himalayan Foreland. The fluvial sequence exposed along the Koshaliya River, NW Himalaya, contains 4 types of paleosols with decreasing abundance of well-developed paleosols from basal to upper part of the Dagshai Formation. Diagenesis caused compaction, cementation, re-crystallization and coalification. Despite diagenetic alteration, evidence of paleopedogenic processes is still well-preserved in these fossil soils in the form of microstructures, b-fabrics, pedogenic calcite, bioturbation, and textural pedofeatures. Thin-section analysis helped to distinguish pedogenic and diagenetic features of lithified paleosols and to infer the paleoenvironment of the Dagshai paleosols. Paleopedology indicates tropical weathering during early Oligocene time.


Type de document :
Congrès

Source :
International Conference Landscapes and Soils through Time, Stuttgart, Allemagne, 2011-07-29/2011-08-01, Catena (Giessen), issn : 0341-8162, 2014, vol. 112, p. 86-98, nombre de pages : 13, Références bibliographiques : 2 p.

Date :
2014

Editeur :
Pays édition : Allemagne, Cremlingen-Destedt, Catena

Langue :
Anglais
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