(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2002)

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Influence of geology, glacial processes and land use on soil composition and Quaternary landscape evolution in the Burren National Park, Ireland

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The Burren in County Clare, western Ireland, is a glaciated karstic landscape with a fragmented soil and vegetation cover on a predominantly limestone substrate. A representative area was studied in order to determine the distributions of soil types and relate these to geology, glacial erosion and deposition, post-glacial mass movements and land use. Mineralogical and particle size analyses indicate the presence of 2 distinct soil types, one shale-bearing, the other granite-bearing. Geochemical analyses confirm this division and also reveal soils of mixed composition and a distinctive subtype of granite-bearing soil that occurs exclusively on drumlin-like landforms


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2002, vol. 47, no4 [pp. 291-321]

Bibliographic references : 25 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;




Bureau de recherches géologiques et minières - Orléans

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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