, Volume 36, Issue 2–3, pp 251–254 | Cite as

Paleomagnetic changes within the Brunhes Epoch in the Basaharc loess profile, Hungary

  • Balogh János 


The magnetostratigraphical study of Hungarian loesses has been going on for several decades. In spite of a number of attempts, partly in international cooperation, we could not find reversals within the Brunhes Epoch. This is unambiguously associated with the particular characteristics of loess formation and with the relatively short duration of paleomagnetic intervals within this epoch.

On the basis of magnetic measurements in the paleosols of the comprehensively studied Basaharc loess profile and presenting the Hódmezövásárhely profile analysed by P. Márton (1979), the application of the paleomagnetic methods for stratigraphic subdivision is presented. This relies on the evaluation of random fluctuations of and tendencies in inclination and declination, of values substantially deviating from the normal but showing no reversal. It is to the purpose to apply this method in conjunction with thermoluminescence chronological techniques.


Environmental Management Short Duration Magnetic Measurement International Cooperation Random Fluctuation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Balogh János 
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  1. 1.Geographical Research InstituteHungarian Academy of SciencesBudapestHungary

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