TOWARDS A MAP OF THE UPPER PLEISTOCENE LOESS OF THE PO PLAIN LOESS BASIN (NORTHERN ITALY

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Andrea Zerboni
Rivka Amit
Carlo Baroni
Mauro Coltorti
M. Francesca Ferrario
Gianfranco Fioraso
M. Gabriella Forno
Chiara Frigerio
Franco Gianotti
Andrea Irace
Franz Livio
Guido S. Mariani
Alessandro M. Michetti
Giovanni Monegato
Paolo Mozzi
Giuseppe Orombelli
Alessandro Perego
Naomi Porat
Ivano Rellini
Luca Trombino
Mauro Cremaschi

Abstract

Upper Pleistocene (MIS 4–2) loess sequences occur in most of continental Europe and in Northern Italy along the Po Plain Loess Basin. Loess is distributed along the flanks of the Po Plain and was deposited on glacial deposits, fluvial terraces, uplifted isolated hills, karst plateaus, slopes and basins of secondary valleys. Loess bodies are generally tiny and affected by pedogenesis, being locally slightly reworked by slope processes and bioturbation. Notwithstanding, loess in the Po Plain is an important archive of paleoenvironmental record and its mapping provides new insights in paleoenvironmental and palaeoseismic reconstructions of Northern Italy.

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Zerboni, A., Amit, R., Baroni, C. ., Coltorti, M., Ferrario, M. F. ., Fioraso, G., Forno, . M. G., Frigerio, C., Gianotti, F., Irace, A., Livio, F., Mariani, G. S., Michetti, A. M., Monegato, G., Mozzi, P., Orombelli, G. ., Perego, A. ., Porat, N., Rellini, I., Trombino, L., & Cremaschi, M. (2018). TOWARDS A MAP OF THE UPPER PLEISTOCENE LOESS OF THE PO PLAIN LOESS BASIN (NORTHERN ITALY. Alpine and Mediterranean Quaternary, 31, 253–256. Retrieved from https://amq.aiqua.it/index.php/amq/article/view/229
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