(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2008)

Document title

Turf-bearing topsoils on the central Tibetan Plateau, China : pedology, botany, geochronology


Vast areas on the Tibetan Plateau are covered by alpine sedge mats consisting of different species of the genus Kobresia. These mats have topsoil horizons rich in rhizogenic organic matter which creates turfs. In the core area of Kobresia pygmaea mats around Nagqu, 4 profiles were subjected to pedological, paleobotanical and geochronological analyses concentrating on soil properties, phytogenic composition and dating of the turf. The results show that the turfs result from the transformation of pre-existing topsoils comprising a secondary penetration and accumulation of roots


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2008, vol. 73, no3 [pp. 300-311]

Bibliographic references : 79 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;




Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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