(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Dust accumulation and loess formation under the oceanic semiarid climate of Tenerife, Canary Islands

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)



Sediments formed by mixing dust of Saharan origin with local weathered pyroclastic rocks were investigated using granulometric analyses for environmental reconstruction. For this purpose traditional sedimentological parameters were applied together with indices such as fineness grade and degree of weathering. It could be established that surface deposits are loess or loess-like sediments reworked by colluvial processes. It was also concluded that soils formed on alcalic basalt lava are semipedolites i.e. sediments that have undergone pedogenesis of limited extent, whereas on the phonolite genuine paleosols formed. - (AM)


Article of periodic

published at : Hungarian Geographical Bulletin

Editor : Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest - HONGRIE (2009)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 59, no2 [pp. 207-230]

Bibliographic references : 45 ref.

Collation : 3 fig., 1 tabl., 12 phot.



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