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Spatial loess distribution in the eastern Carpathian Basin: a novel approach based on geoscientific maps and data

Abstract

Geo- and palaeoecological studies in the Carpathian Basin require a detailed knowledge of the distribution of aeolian sediments. Existing maps are not detailed enough and erroneous as a result of the basic input data and scale used. Here we present a map showing the detailed distribution of loess sediments in the Carpathian Basin at the border of Hungary and Romania using a Geographic Information System and the vectorized, statistically analysed geological map of Hungary (scale 1:300,000) and the Romanian pedological map (scale 1:500,000). Both, the Hungarian and the Romanian data sets were combined and transferred into a common loess sediment classification system resulting in a seamless cross-border map showing the loess distribution in the Carpathian Basin at a scale of about 1:500,000.

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Lindner, H., Lehmkuhl, F., Zeeden, C. (2017): Spatial loess distribution in the eastern Carpathian Basin: a novel approach based on geoscientific maps and data. – In: Journal of Maps, Vol. 2(13), p: 173-181, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17445647.2017.1279083

Authors Lindner, Heiko and Lehmkuhl, Frank and Zeeden, Christian
Type article
Title Spatial loess distribution in the eastern Carpathian Basin: a novel approach based on geoscientific maps and data
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17445647.2017.1279083
Journal Journal of Maps
Year 2017
Volume 2
Number 13
Pages 173-181
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