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Geodata of European loess, sandy loess and aeolian sand

Abstract

We present a new map of the distribution of aeolian sediments (mainly loess) and major potential source areas for Europe. The map was compiled combining geodata of different mapping approaches. Most of the used geodata stems from accurate national maps of 27 different countries. Problematic aspects such as different nomenclatures across administrative borders were carefully investigated and revised. The result is a seamless map, which comprises pedological, geological, and geomorphological data and can be used for paleoenvironmental and archeological studies and other applications.

These geodatasets contain the shapefiles of "loess and loess derivates", "sandy loess", and "aeolian sand" according to the European loess map published by Lehmkuhl et al. (in press). The methdology is described in the referenced paper. A layer package file can be used to obtain the same visual appearance as published.

References
Lehmkuhl, F., Nett, J.J., Pötter, S., Schulte, P., Sprafke, T., Jary, Z., Antoine, P., Wacha, L., Wolf, D., Zerboni, A., Hošek, J., Marković, S.B., Obreht, I., Sümegi, P., Veres, D., Zeeden, C., Boemke, B.J., Schaubert, V., Viehweger, J., Hambach, U., accepted. Loess landscapes of Europe - mapping, geomorphology, and zonal differentiation. Earth-Science Reviews. doi: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2020.103496

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file Loessmap_shapefiles.lpk Accessed 50 times | Last updated 15.12.2020

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Lehmkuhl, F., Nett, J., Pötter, S., Schulte, P., Sprafke, T., Jary, Z., Antoine, P., Wacha, L., Wolf, D., Zerboni, A., Hošek, J., Marković, S., Obreht, I., Sümegi, P., Veres, D., Zeeden, C., Boemke, B., Schaubert, V., Viehweger, J., Hambach, U. (2020): Geodata of European loess, sandy loess and aeolian sand. CRC806-Database, DOI: 10.5880/SFB806.56

Authors Lehmkuhl, Frank and Nett, Janina J. and Pötter, Stephan and Schulte, Philipp and Sprafke, Tobias and Jary, Zdzislaw and Antoine, Pierre and Wacha, Lara and Wolf, Daniel and Zerboni, Andrea and Hošek, Jan and Marković, Slobodan B. and Obreht, Igor and Sümegi, Pál and Veres, Daniel and Zeeden, Christian and Boemke, Bruno and Schaubert, Viktor and Viehweger, Jonas and Hambach, Ulrich
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Title Geodata of European loess, sandy loess and aeolian sand
DOI 10.5880/SFB806.56
Year 2020
Publisher CRC806-Database
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Spatial {"type":"Polygon","coordinates":[[[-25.5,71.5],[42,35.7],[42,35.7],[-25.5,35.7]]]}
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