(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Texture contrast profile with stonelayer in the Cape Peninsula, South Africa : Autochthony and polygenesis

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

EZE P.N. (1) ; MEADOWS M.E. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Environmental & Geographical Science, Univ., Cape Town, AFRIQUE DU SUD


The AA. studied a soil-geomorphic unit with a stonelayer at the Cape Peninsula, South Africa. They used palaeosol-based proxies to evaluate weathering intensity and palaeoclimate. Mineralogy and element geochemistry were determined using XRD and XRF respectively; micromorphology by thin section description. Physicochemical properties were determined by routine procedures. Two regional climate cycles are in evidence : a relatively warm and humid subtropical climate which gave rise to the formation of the buried palaeosol and a drier, more seasonal semi-arid Mediterranean climate under which the soils overlying the stone line are currently forming. Like many other places, the Cape Peninsula has also been subjected to global climate oscillations. Palaeosol-based proxies are capable of providing insights into palaeoenvironments


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2014, no118 [pp. 103-114]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 5 fig., 7 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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