(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Development of a Pleistocene calcrete over a sequence of marine terraces at Tongoy (north-central Chile) and its paleoenvironmental implications

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

PFEIFFER M. (1 2) ; ABURTO F. (3 4) ; LE ROUX J.P. (1) ; KEMNITZ H. (4) ; SEDOV S. (5) ; SOLLEIRO-REBOLLEDO E. (5) ; SEGUEL O. (2) ;
(1) Dep. de Geología, fac. de Ciencias Físicas y Matemáticas, Univ. de Chile, Santiago, CHILI
(2) Dep. de Ingeniería y Suelos, Fac. de Ciencias Agronómicas, Univ., La Pintana, CHILI
(3) Soils and Biogeochemistry Graduate group, Univ. of California, Davis, ETATS-UNIS
(4) Helmholtz Center, Deutsches GeoforschungsZentrum, Telegrafenberg, Postdam, ALLEMAGNE
(5) Inst. de Geología, UNAM, Mexico, MEXIQUE


The AA. studied Pleistocene climate changes recorded in soils that formed over a series of marine terraces near Tongoy about 60 km south of La Serena in the Norte Chico region. The calcrete and soil development took place on 4 marine terraces associated with various marine isotope stages. This paper presents the complex geomorphological and paleoclimatic history of the Tongoy soils, in an area of great interest to paleoclimatologists, geomorphologists and pedologists


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2012, vol. 97 [pp. 104-118]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 12 fig., 3 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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