(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2004)

Document title

Late Quaternary vadose carbonate diagenesis in coastal and desert dune and beach sands : is there a palaeoclimatic signal ?

published at : Terrestrial geochemical sediments and geomorphology. Special issue

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A study of the variation in cement amounts in aeolianite and sandy beach calcarenites that range in age from Holocene to Last Interglacial is used to assess whether a palaeoclimatic control on vadose diagenesis can be identified. Examples are taken from modern-day arid to subhumid settings and represent a geographical distibution ranging from Libya and Oman, to the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and Mexico. The results indicate that a palaeoclimatic signal can be identified in some deposits. However caution is needed when studying the role of climate in vadose diagenesis in the light of the effects of other intrinsic and extrinsic controls


Thematical fascicle

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2004, vol. 29, no 12 [pp. 1441-1458]

Bibliographic references : 68 ref.




Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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