Late glacial and Holocene sand drift in south-central Sweden: sediments and ages
Summary, in English
and grain flow. Secondary features include animal burrows and tracks, root traces, infiltration structures and soil profiles. The luminescence ages plot in two different groups, centred in the early and late Holocene, respectively. The primary dune-forming phase occurred in the early Holocene, after local deglaciation and uplift above sea/lake level. However, at some sites, OSL ages suggest a prolonged phase of sand drift, or repeated reworking, long after deglaciation due to locally beneficial conditions. The late Holocene was
dominated by reactivation events and sheet sand deposition, which led to the formation of an aeolian mantle.
- Aeolian activity in Sweden: an unexplored environmental archive
- ISSN: 2000-0863