Drift sand-Podzol hydrosequences in the Mol-Dessel area, NE Belgium

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This paper explores the concept of drift sand-Podzol hydrosequences, based on recent observations (exposures and hand augerings) at a small interfluve in the Mol-Dessel area, NE Belgium. It shows that drift sand characteristics and the soil horizon morphology of the buried Podzols covary in a slightly undulating landscape, according to their vertical position with respect to an assumed palaeogroundwater table. Notwithstanding the fact that several issues still need to be resolved, the investigated sequences have great potential as a palaeohydrological archive.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSoils as records of past and Present. From soil surveys to archaeological sites: research strategies for interpreting soil characteristics
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Geoarchaeological Meeting Bruges (Belgium), 6 & 7 November, 2019.
Place of PublicationBruges, Belgium
PublisherRaakvlak
Pages89-98
Number of pages10
Edition2019
ISBN (Print)978 90 76297 811
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Publication statusPublished - 7 Nov 2019

Keywords

  • soil horizon morphology, Podzol, Drift and facies, palaeohydrology, Groundwater table, Holocene

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