(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Holocene sediment fluxes in a fragile loess landscape (Saxony, Germany)

published at : Long-term degradation of fragile landscape systems

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

WOLF D. (1) ; FAUST D. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Physical Geography, Univ. of Technology, Dresden, ALLEMAGNE


The loess region of the Central Saxon Hill Country is characterized by a relief of gently rolling hills, whose most distinctive landscape elements are well-defined shallow valleys, called dells. The aim of this research is to gather morphodynamic information on the dells in a qualitative and quantitative way by means of high-resolution field mapping and laboratory-based analyses. The intensity of sediment shifting has been modelled via sediment budgeting on a small catchment scale. Research objectives are to determine the character and magnitude of geomorphic processes for a Holocene time frame. It is concluded that land-use patterns trigger the process of material displacement, whereas relief modifies the intensity of geomorphic processes


Thematical fascicle

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2013, vol. 103 [pp. 87-102]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : fig., tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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