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Identification of paleosol types and their applicability for paleoclimatic reconstructions

  • Morozova Tatyana D. 
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Abstract

Genetic diagnostics of paleosols are based on the morphology of soil profiles, on the combination of the stable properties of microstructure and on the mineral composition of soils (taking into account diagenetic transformations). As a result of spatial paleopedological reconstructions performed both at a level of the structure of soil cover (study of paleosols in the catena) and at the zonal-provincial level allowed to compile soil maps of Eastern Europe for the Mikulino Interglacial (125 ka BP), the Bryansk Interstadial (32 to 24 ka) and the Holocene climatic optimum (5.5 ka). These data can be used for paleoclimatic reconstructions.

Keywords

Microstructure Europe Environmental Management Holocene Soil Profile 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Morozova Tatyana D. 
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  1. 1.Laboratory of Evolutionary GeographyRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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