(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Colluvial filling of a glacial bypass channel near the Chiemsee (Stöttham) and its function as geoarchive

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

VÖLKEL J. (1) ; MURRAY A. (2) ; LEOPOLD M. (1) ; HÜRKAMP K. (3) ;
(1) Technische Univ. München, Centre of Life and Food Sciences Weihenstephan, Geomorphology and Soil Science, Freising-Weihenstephan, ALLEMAGNE
(2) The Nordic Lab. for Luminescence Dating, Dep. of Geosciences, Aarhus Univ., Roskilde, DANEMARK
(3) HelmholtzZentrum München, German Research Center for Environmental Health, Inst. of Radiation Protection, Neuherberg, ALLEMAGNE


The AA. investigate the paleo-channel fill at Stöttham using a combination of various field sedimentological and pedological methods together with extensive laboratory investigations, all with the aim of characterizing the genesis of the relevant paleosoils and sediments. They also use both relative and absolute dating techniques, including sediment and archaeological stratigraphy, radiocarbon dating of charred organic matter and optical stimulated luminescence dating using quartz to provide a chronostratigraphy for the paleo-channel fill. Taken together, the sedimentological, pedological and chronological data argue strongly against any catastrophic geomorphological event as the origin of the channel fill at Stöttham. On the contrary, the studies provide consistent evidence for colluvial processes being the main mechanism for filling the channel during the Holocene; such processes are often linked to settlement phases in this area


Article of periodic

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

Editor : Gebruder Borntraeger, Stuttgart - ALLEMAGNE (1925)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 56, no3 [pp. 371-386]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 4 fig., 2 tabl.




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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1127/0372-8854/2012/0070

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