Revising the Gent Formation: a new lithostratigraphy for Quaternary wind-dominated sand deposits in Belgium

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Revising the Gent Formation: a new lithostratigraphy for Quaternary wind-dominated sand deposits in Belgium. / Beerten, Koen; Heyvaert, Vanessa M.A.; Vandenberghe, Dimitri; Van Nieuland, Jasper; Bogemans, Frieda.

In: Geologica Belgica, Vol. 20, No. 1-2, 01.06.2017, p. 95-102.

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Beerten, K, Heyvaert, VMA, Vandenberghe, D, Van Nieuland, J & Bogemans, F 2017, 'Revising the Gent Formation: a new lithostratigraphy for Quaternary wind-dominated sand deposits in Belgium', Geologica Belgica, vol. 20, no. 1-2, pp. 95-102. https://doi.org/10.20341/gb.2017.006

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Beerten, K., Heyvaert, V. M. A., Vandenberghe, D., Van Nieuland, J., & Bogemans, F. (2017). Revising the Gent Formation: a new lithostratigraphy for Quaternary wind-dominated sand deposits in Belgium. Geologica Belgica, 20(1-2), 95-102. https://doi.org/10.20341/gb.2017.006

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Beerten K, Heyvaert VMA, Vandenberghe D, Van Nieuland J, Bogemans F. Revising the Gent Formation: a new lithostratigraphy for Quaternary wind-dominated sand deposits in Belgium. Geologica Belgica. 2017 Jun 1;20(1-2):95-102. https://doi.org/10.20341/gb.2017.006

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Beerten, Koen ; Heyvaert, Vanessa M.A. ; Vandenberghe, Dimitri ; Van Nieuland, Jasper ; Bogemans, Frieda. / Revising the Gent Formation: a new lithostratigraphy for Quaternary wind-dominated sand deposits in Belgium. In: Geologica Belgica. 2017 ; Vol. 20, No. 1-2. pp. 95-102.

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abstract = "In Belgian lithostratigraphy, the Gent Formation was previously introduced to encompass all Quaternary sandy aeolian sediments. It has been difficult to apply, however, as it was incomplete, regionally biased, and not based on sediment properties alone. To solve this problem the Gent Formation is revised both in terms of definition and subdivision. Morphological and chronological criteria were omitted to allow ranking strata on the basis of visible lithological properties. The Belgian sand belt is newly introduced to designate the area where these sediments were deposited. The Gent Formation is subdivided into five members based on distinct lithological properties, and as a consequence reflecting different palaeoenvironmental conditions during deposition. Whenever feasible, each member is put in a chronostratigraphical and geomorphical context. The new subdivision is discussed and compared with earlier Belgian lithostratigraphical frameworks, as well as to the most recent one for comparable deposits in the Netherlands.",
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