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 paleoenviron-mental record and its mapping provides new insights in paleoenvironmental and palaeoseismic reconstructions of Northern Italy.

Towards a map of the Upper Pleistocene loess of the Po Plain Loess Basin (Northern Italy)

Ferrario, M. Francesca;Frigerio, Chiara
Investigation
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Livio, Franz
Investigation
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Michetti, Alessandro M.
Conceptualization
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2018-01-01

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 paleoenviron-mental record and its mapping provides new insights in paleoenvironmental and palaeoseismic reconstructions of Northern Italy.
2018
http://amq.aiqua.it/index.php/issues-2012-2017/alpine-and-mediterranean-quaternary-vol-31-1-quaternary-past-present-future-aiqua-conference-florence-13-14-06-2018/1010
Loess; Mapping; Po Plain loess basin; Upper Pleistocene; Archeology (arts and humanities); Geology; Earth-Surface Processes; Paleontology
Zerboni, Andrea; Amit, Rivka; Baroni, Carlo; Coltorti, Mauro; Ferrario, M. Francesca; Fioraso, Gianfranco; Gabriella Forno, M.; Frigerio, Chiara; Gianotti, Franco; Irace, Andrea; Livio, Franz; Mariani, Guido S.; Michetti, Alessandro M.; Monegato, Giovanni; Mozzi, Paolo; Orombelli, Giuseppe; Perego, Alessandro; Porat, Naomi; Rellini, Ivano; Trombino, Luca; Cremaschi, Mauro
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