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Towards multi-proxy based millennial time scales in Late Pleistocene Danubian Loess-Palaeosol Sequences. Spatial

Late Pleistocene palaeoclimatic records for south-eastern Europe rely largely on loesspalaeosol equences (LPSS). The general spatial scarcity and often limited temporal range of other sedimentary archives assign the LPSS of the region a key role even in millennial scale temporal reconstructions of the Late Pleistocene terrestrial environmental dynamics. In Eurasia, aeolian dust sediments (loess) are widespread in continental mid-latitudes. The Eurasian loess-belt has its western end in the Middle Danube...
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Three climatic cycles recorded in a loess-palaeosol sequence at Semlac (Romania) – implications for dust accumulation in the Carpathian Basin and the northern Hemisphere Spatial

Semlac is regarded as a key section for the Carpathian Basin because of the good preservation of the fine silt. The site is situated at the Mureş River in its lower reaches (Banat region, western Romanian). The more than 10 m thick loess sequence includes four fossil sol-complexes developed in homogenous relatively fine silty loess and dates back to marine isotope stage (MIS) 10. This setting offers possibilities to a) improve the understanding of the type and composition of the lowland loess sequences in...
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Tracing the Mediterranean climate influence over the central Balkans (southeast Europe) during the past 350 ka Spatial

Knowledge of past climate variability based on the study of paleoclimate archives may help in better understanding the forcing mechanisms and extent of any future climate change. In some regions, such as Eastern Europe, loess-paleosol sequences (LPS) are one of the most important terrestrial archives of Quaternary paleoclimate and its spatial and temporal dynamics. Studies of LPS from the Middle and Lower Danube basins fundamentally improved understanding of the European Quaternary climate and environmental...
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Landscapes and Paleolandscapes in south-eastern Europe during Late Quaternary and their relevance for human habitats and dispersal Spatial

Pleistocene landscape dynamics affect climatic and environmental conditions, and may have had a major impact on modern human habitats. In this contribution, reconstructions of modern and late Pleistocene environments based on landscape evolution models are presented and discussed following a series of transects from the Pannonian Basin to the Black Sea. These transects include geomorphological features and landscapes like loess plateaus, dune fields, alluvial plains, the Carpathian Mountains, and their...
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Challenges of loess formation models for the Carpathian basin

The general pattern of loess-paleosol sequences for the last several glacial-interglacial cycles in South-eastern Europe is becoming more established through an increasing amount of available data. However, the paleoclimatic mechanisms leading to these patterns are much less understood, especially the deviations from northern hemisphere patterns. Here we use relatively simple models to determine the effect of insolation forcing and global climate, as represented by benthic d18O data, onto loess-paleosol...
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Multi-Proxy-Dataset of the Loess-Paleosol-Sequence Zilly, Germany SFB806 doi

The data-set contains grain-size composition, gechemical, color and magnetic susceptibility data of the loess-paleosol-sequence Zilly (Germany).
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Multi-Proxy-Dataset of the Loess-Paleosol-Sequence Hecklingen, Germany SFB806 doi

The data-set contains grain-size composition, gechemical, color and magnetic susceptibility data of the loess-paleosol-sequence Hecklingen (Germany).
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Erosion or age overestimation? – the Urluia loess-palaeosol sequence

Aeolian deposits, such as loess, are considered the ideal material for luminescence dating. However, recent studies have revealed problematic discrepancies between different grain size fractions of quartz (e.g., Timar-Gabor, 2015). Nevertheless, the emergence of the pIRIR protocol (e.g., Thiel et al. 2011) gives us another useful tool for the investigation of loess-paleosol sequences, especially in higher dose ranges. This poster presents the luminescence investigation of 13 fine grain samples from the...
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Comparison of fine grain quartz OSL and polymineral pIRIR measurements in the high dose range – examples from the Stalac loess-palaeosol sequence (Serbia)

The Stalać loess-palaeosol sequence (LPS) is located in the interior of the Central Balkan region, south of the typical loess distribution, in a zone of palaeoclimatic shifts between continental and Mediterranean climate regimes. Due to the scarcity of other LPS in this area, it is of interest for palaeoenvironmental studies and as such the geochronology is of uppermost importance. Six fine grain (4-11µm) samples of the section were investigated. Preheat plateau and dose recovery tests for one quartz...
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Paleoenvironmental analysis of two loess profiles at the Ságvár Lyukas Hill in western Hungary

Paleoenvironmental investigations are undertaken for two loess profiles at the Ságvár Lyukas Hill in western Hungary. The site is known for its Upper Paleolithic findings. It is located ca. 12 km south-east of Siofok at Lake Balaton within a loess landscape, which exhibits dominantly northwest-southeast striking valleys. Granulometric, geochemical, rock magnetic and luminescence analyses were carried out.
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Lössverbreitung im Pannonischen Becken - Problematik grenzüberschreitender Geodaten und Lösungsansätze mit GIS für eine Beispielregion (Grenzregion Ungarn-Rumänien) Spatial

To create a map showing the distribution of loess sediments in the Pannonian Basin in the border region of Hungary and Romania several different cross-border spatial data had to be used. Particularly there were problems because of the thematically content of the underlying international geodata, but also because of geodetical basics like projections and lingual barriers, respectively. To solve these identified problems some solutions were made e.g. by using the EU-INSPIRE-directive. However, the most...
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Late Pleistocene Rockshelter Stratigraphies and Palaeoenvironments in Northeastern Africa - Case Study Mochena Borago (Ethiopia)

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