(Article of book en Anglais - 1998)

Document title

Palaeohydrological changes in the upper Dneper Valley, Belarus, during the last 20 000 years

published at : Palaeohydrology and environmental change

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The Dneper valley carried away proglacial waters to the Black Sea during the maximum of the last glaciation. Dneper, having multiplied discharges, flowed in two branches of the valley. After the proglacial water supply ceased, the river incised and the evolution took place only in the one active branch (valley). Only young terraces are preserved in the section between Orsha and Shklov : low Vistulian-Young Pleniglacial terraces and two levels of the Late Glacial-Holocene flood plains. With the large horizontal stability of the channel, the modelling of flood plains resulted only form a vertical accretion of overbank deposits. Phases of the intensified activity of the Dneper which have been identified on the border of the Atlantic and Subboreal and during the Subatlantic about 2100 and 1000 BP manifested themselves here by changes of the type of sedimentation on flood plains (buried soils). These phases are conditioned by the climate, altough in the younger one a remarkable influence of human activity is evident. - (DG)



ISBN : 0-471-98465-5

Editor : John Wiley and Sons, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1998)

Millesime : 1998 [pp. 125-135]

Bibliographic references : 30 ref.




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