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Geomorphological evidence of intense prehistoric soil erosion in the highlands of central Jordan

Auteur :
CORDOVA, C.

Description :
This paper presents a preliminary evaluation of geomorphological evidence that suggests intense translocation of soil sediment into the rivers. Such evidence has been collected in a pilot project to test soil properties in uplands and alluvial deposits. The discussion focuses on the distribution of color, magnetic susceptibility, secondary carbonate morphology, and soil structure. The results of this preliminary research suggest that studies of ancient soil erosion in this region, red Mediterranean soils are a useful chronological and pedological datum to be correlated with alluvial and colluvial deposits.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Physical geography, issn : 0272-3646, 2000, vol. 21, n°. 6, p. 538-567, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 3 p.

Date :
2000

Editeur :
Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, Abingdon, Taylor and Francis

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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