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    Campanian Grünbach Flora of Grünbach Flora of Lower Austria: preliminary floristics and palaeoclimatology
Statement of responsibility
    Alexej B. Herman, Jiří Kvaček
    Herman, Alexej Borisovič
    Kvaček, Jiří, 1937-
Source title - serial
    Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien. A, Mineralogie, Petrologie, Geologie, Paläontologie, Archäozoologie, Anthropologie, Prähistorie
    Vol. 103
    p. 1-21
    4 obr., 1 tab., 3 pl., 3 s.bibl.
    Zkr. název ser.: Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, A
Subject group
    analýza statistická
    jihočeské pánve
    uhelná sloj
Geographical name
    Hluboká nad Vltavou (České Budějovice)
    Klikov (Jindřichův Hradec)
    Zliv (České Budějovice)
Abstract (in english)
   The Grünbach Flora comes from the Grünbach Formation of the Gosau group in the Grünbach-Neue Welt Basin in the Eastern Calcareous Alps, Lower Austria. The Early Campanian age of this flora is based on correlation of plant-bearing deposits with marine biostratigraphy. The Grünbach Formation sediments reflect a terrestrial freshwater swamp palaeoenvironments. The Grünbach Flora consists of aproximately 60 plant taxa belonging to algae, possible liverworts, horsetails, ferns, cycadophytes, conifers, monocots, aquatic dicots, terrestrial dicots, angiosperm fructifications, fossil woods and possible root remains. Although there is no direct equivalent of the Grünbach Flora, the closest floras are those from the Senonian and the Cenomanian of the Czech Republic and Germany.
   Physiognomic analysis of the Grünbach Flora using the CLAMP (Climate Leaf Analysis Multivariate Program) technique yielded a mean annual temperature of 15.3°C, a warm month mean temperature of almost 22°C, a cold month mean temperature well above freezing at 8.8°C, a length of the growing season of 8.6 months, a mean annual precipitation of 1373 mm, a mean monthly growing season precipitation of 95 mm, a mean growing season precipitation of 840 mm, and a precipitation during 3 consecutive driest months of 164 mm. Therefore, the Grünbach Flora experienced a humid sub-tropical to maritime mesothermal climate with warm/hot summers and short relatively dry season during the summers
    Česká geologická služba
Contributor code
    ČGS (UNM)
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Entered date
    25. 3. 2008
Import date
    8. 8. 2012