Aquatic Sciences

, Volume 51, Issue 1, pp 19–30

Evidence of annual layering in Holocene sediments of Soppensee, Switzerland

  • André F. Lotter

DOI: 10.1007/BF00877778

Cite this article as:
Lotter, A.F. Aquatic Science (1989) 51: 19. doi:10.1007/BF00877778


A succession of fine dark and light laminations, covering a time span of ca 6,000 years (Allerød to Atlantic), was observed in the sediment of Soppensee, Central Switzerland. These laminations, consisting of dark, organic and diatom-rich winter/spring layers and light calcite summer layers, are shown to be varves by means of several independent pollen and diatom analyses, as well as thin-section studies of the sediment micro-structure.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • André F. Lotter
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  1. 1.Systematisch-Geobotanisches InstitutUniversität BernBernSwitzerland