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Age and sedimentary record of inland eolian sediments in Lithuania, NE European Sand Belt

Kalinska-Nartisa, Edyta LU ; Thiel, Christine; Nartiss, Maris; Buylaert, Jan-Pieter and Murray, Andrew S. (2015) In Quaternary Research 84(1). p.82-95
Abstract
We present a study based on four inland eolian locations in Eastern, Central and Southeastern Lithuania belonging to the northeastern part of the 'European Sand Belt' (ESB). Although there have been several previous studies of the ESB, this north-eastern extension has not been investigated before in any detail. The sedimentary structural-textural features are investigated and a chronology was derived using optically stimulated luminescence on both quartz and feldspar. The sedimentary structures and the rounding and surface characteristics of the quartz grains argue for a predominance of eolian transport. Additionally, some structural alternations and a significant contribution of non-eolian grains are interpreted as inherited local... (More)
We present a study based on four inland eolian locations in Eastern, Central and Southeastern Lithuania belonging to the northeastern part of the 'European Sand Belt' (ESB). Although there have been several previous studies of the ESB, this north-eastern extension has not been investigated before in any detail. The sedimentary structural-textural features are investigated and a chronology was derived using optically stimulated luminescence on both quartz and feldspar. The sedimentary structures and the rounding and surface characteristics of the quartz grains argue for a predominance of eolian transport. Additionally, some structural alternations and a significant contribution of non-eolian grains are interpreted as inherited local glacial/glaciofluvial-bearing lithologies. Three main (glaciolacustrine-) eolian phases are distinguished based on the position in the landscape and the luminescence ages: (1) An older eolian series around 15 to 16 ka, possibly correlated with the cold GS-2a event according to the GRIP stratigraphy, and (2) a younger eolian series around 14.0 ka, possibly representing the GI-Id and 1c events. The older eolian series is underlain by (3) a glaciolacustrine-eolian series for which the period of deposition remains uncertain due to the significant discrepancy between the ages based on quartz and feldspar. (C) 2015 University of Washington. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. (Less)
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Eolian deposits, Structural features, Textural features, Optically, stimulated luminescence dating, European Sand Belt, Lithuania
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Quaternary Research
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Academic Press
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0033-5894
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10.1016/j.yqres.2015.04.001
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  abstract     = {We present a study based on four inland eolian locations in Eastern, Central and Southeastern Lithuania belonging to the northeastern part of the 'European Sand Belt' (ESB). Although there have been several previous studies of the ESB, this north-eastern extension has not been investigated before in any detail. The sedimentary structural-textural features are investigated and a chronology was derived using optically stimulated luminescence on both quartz and feldspar. The sedimentary structures and the rounding and surface characteristics of the quartz grains argue for a predominance of eolian transport. Additionally, some structural alternations and a significant contribution of non-eolian grains are interpreted as inherited local glacial/glaciofluvial-bearing lithologies. Three main (glaciolacustrine-) eolian phases are distinguished based on the position in the landscape and the luminescence ages: (1) An older eolian series around 15 to 16 ka, possibly correlated with the cold GS-2a event according to the GRIP stratigraphy, and (2) a younger eolian series around 14.0 ka, possibly representing the GI-Id and 1c events. The older eolian series is underlain by (3) a glaciolacustrine-eolian series for which the period of deposition remains uncertain due to the significant discrepancy between the ages based on quartz and feldspar. (C) 2015 University of Washington. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.},
  author       = {Kalinska-Nartisa, Edyta and Thiel, Christine and Nartiss, Maris and Buylaert, Jan-Pieter and Murray, Andrew S.},
  issn         = {0033-5894},
  keyword      = {Eolian deposits,Structural features,Textural features,Optically,stimulated luminescence dating,European Sand Belt,Lithuania},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {82--95},
  publisher    = {Academic Press},
  series       = {Quaternary Research},
  title        = {Age and sedimentary record of inland eolian sediments in Lithuania, NE European Sand Belt},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.yqres.2015.04.001},
  volume       = {84},
  year         = {2015},
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