(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Landscape evolution in Val Mulix, eastern Swiss Alps – soil chemical and mineralogical analyses as age proxies

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BÖHLERT R. (1) ; MIRABELLA A. (2) ; PLÖTZE M. (3) ; EGLI M. (1) ;
(1) Dep. of Geography, Univ., Zurich, SUISSE
(2) Centro di ricerca per l'Agrobiologia e la Pedologia, Florence, ITALIE
(3) Inst. for Geotechnical Engineering, ETH, Zürich, SUISSE


The AA. present chemical and mineralogical data from five Podzols from Val Mulix in Eastern Switzerland. Two of them developed on granitic Lateglacial moraines and three were sampled on lobes of a morphostratigraphically connected relict rock glacier. Besides the evaluation of the suitability of selected pedosignatures for a relative age separation, the AA. hypothesised that these pedosignatures should give further information about the evolution of the specific sites. Weathering indexes and the clay mineral assemblage provided a differentiation of soils even within a relatively narrow time range and gave insight into processes that have occurred at the specific sites. The combined relative-numerical dating approach used here not only enables an extended interpretation and mutual control, but ultimately leads to a better understanding of landscape reconstruction and evolution


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2011, vol. 87, no3 [pp. 313-325]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 9 fig., 6 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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