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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Interpretation of Late Quaternary climate and landscape variability based upon buried soil macro- and micromorphology, geochemistry, and stable isotopes of soil organic matter, Owl Creek, central Texas, USA

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MEIER H.A. (1) ; DRIESE S.G. (1) ; NORDT L.C. (1) ; FORMAN S.L. (2) ; DWORKIN S.I. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Geology, Baylor Univ., Waco, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Dept. of Earth and Environmental Science, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago, ETATS-UNIS

Abstract

Four buried soils exposed along Owl Creek, within the larger Brazos River drainage basin, were examined using soil morphology and micromorphology, optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dating, soil characterization, whole-soil geochemical and stable isotope analyses of soil organic matter and pedogenic carbonate. These buried soils provide a record of changes in paleoecological and paleo-alluvial conditions spanning ~ 14 ky. Morphological and geochemical differences between buried soils reflect changes in landscape attributable to climate, with a distinct increase in δ13C values of soil organic matter corresponding to the Holocene onset and drier conditions. Paleoecological reconstructions coupled with depth to Bk suggest possible amounts of erosion of ~ 1 m for each of the buried soils. Compilation of the proxies presented shows evidence for a cooler and wetter late Pleistocene climate, followed by a warmer and drier climate dominating during the Holocene

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2014, vol. 114 [pp. 157-168]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 6 fig., 3 tabl.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1016/j.catena.2013.08.019

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