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Geodata of 'Loess distribution and related Quaternary sediments in the Carpathian Basin'

Abstract

This set of data depicts the distribution of loess and related Quaternary sediments in the Carpathian Basin. Using a Geographic Information System (GIS), we compiled a map showing the distribution of loess and related Quaternary sediments in the Carpathian Basin, with unprecedented detail. We vectorized and analyzed existing data (mainly from geological maps) and combined and transferred these into a common (loess) sediment classification system. This cross-border map shows the distribution of eolian sediments in the Carpathian Basin at a scale of 1:1,500,000. Here, we publish the original data set used in Lehmkuhl et al. (2018). The reader is referred to the article regarding information on geoprocessing and standardization. Furthermore, we attribute the shapefiles of the used source maps by various authors, in order to facilitate further usage. Please quote the dataset and article when using this data.

References:
Frank Lehmkuhl, Janina Bösken, Jan Hošek, Tobias Sprafke, Slobodan B. Marković, Igor Obreht, Ulrich Hambach, Pál Sümegi, Arne Thiemann, Stefanie Steffens, Heiko Lindner, Daniel Veres & Christian Zeeden (2018) Loess distribution and related Quaternary sediments in the Carpathian Basin, Journal of Maps, 14:2, 673-682, DOI: 10.1080/17445647.2018.1526720
Link to the corresponding article: https://doi.org/10.1080/17445647.2018.1526720