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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2008)

Document title

Evaluating landscape development and karstification of the Central Schwäbische Alb (Southwest Germany) by fossil record of karst fillings

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

UFRECHT W. ;

Abstract

In the central parts of the Schwäbische Alb relics of the Bohnerz-Formation (claret to violet clay stirred with iron concretions) are widely spread in karst fissures and depressions. For analyzing geomorphological processes and landform genesis such datable sediments provide time aspects that can be refered to distinct positions in relief and thus help to reconstruct landscape evolution through time. Focussing on that the distribution of fossiliferous sediments in the karst holes (mostly roofless caves) in the hilly Kuppenalb, around Salmendingen and in the Bärenhöhle (Bears Cave) nearby Erpfingen, are of outstanding importance. Due to palaeontological data the Salmendingen karst holes are bound to the Upper Miocene land surface. Post Upper Miocene denudation by the river Danube caused the next deeper sedimentation relief-unit to which the Bärenhöhle belongs

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie / ISSN 0372-8854 / CODEN ZGMPAG

Editor : Gebruder Borntraeger, Stuttgart - ALLEMAGNE (1925)

Millesime : 2008, vol. 52, no4 [pp. 417-436]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.

Collation : 8 fig., 1 tabl.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 8829

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1127/0372-8854/2008/0052-0417

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