Report on the INQUA-AEOMED field-trip workshop ‘Reconsidering Loess in Northern Italy’ (Po Plain, 1-3 July 2013)

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Authors
Rivka AMIT & Andrea ZERBONI
Issue
26(2)
Pages
xi-xv
Abstract
This report presents the results of the field-trip workshop entitled ‘Reconsidering Loess in Northern Italy’ (Po Plain, 1-3 July 2013), organized in the framework of the AEOMED Project of the INQUA TERPRO Commission. The workshop focuses on presenting and discussing the sources and formation processes of the loess in the Po Plain area. The sedimentological, palaeopedological, palaeoclimatic and palaeoseismic aspects of five main loess sequences in the Po Plain (Val Sorda, Gajum, Monte Netto, Ghiardo, Boschi di Carrega) were presented and discussed in the field. The discussions carried out during three field days aim to map knowledge gaps and to define the next scientific goals in the field of loess research in the Po Plain in particular and in Italy in general
Keywords
AEOMED; Loess; Po Plain Loess Basin; Upper Pleistocene palaeoclimate.
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