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    Upper Cenozoic history in the Bohemian Massif
Statement of responsibility
    Jaroslav Tyráček
    Tyráček, Jaroslav, 1931-
Source title - serial
    Quaternary international
    Vol. 79
    p. 37-53
    10 obr., 2 tab., 3 s.bibl.
    Zkr. název ser.: Quat. int.
Subject group
    geomagnetická epocha brunhes
    geomagnetická epocha gauss
    geomagnetická epocha matuyama
    korelace stratigrafická
    kvartér Českého masivu
    mikromorfologie půdní
    půda fosilní
    sedimentace fluviální
    terciér Českého masivu
Geographical name
    Chbany (Chomutov)
    Ctiněves (Litoměřice)
    Česká republika
    Jítrava (Liberec)
Abstract (in english)
   Two periods of fluvial development are identified in the Bohemian Massif (BM) uplands during the Upper Cenozoic. The first, Lower Miocene period is characterised by large unterraced gravel bodies, up to 100 m thick, filling overdeepened valleys or forming nowadays highly fragmented spreads upon plateaux and interfluves. For the second, Upper Pliocene-Holocene period a diverse style of deposition is typical. The sedimentation is discontinuous and all types of continental sediments show repeated breaks in deposition. This type of deposition is believed to be driven by the very essence of this time span, i.e. climatically controlled alternationof erosion and accumulation phases. because the uplands of the BM remained ice-free, and higher relief ensured repeated down-cutting whenever the environment permitted, the river valleys preserve complete records of the entire younger period.
   The progressive series of incisions, each of which is followed by an aggradation phase, resulted in the formation of stairway-like terrace sequences starting some 120-150 m above the rivers. The onset of a new style of fluvial deposition, together with the origin of a new drainage pattern, is dated approximately to the Gauss/Matuyama palaeomagnetic reversal. This corresponds in Central Europe with the start of deposition of loess and formation of complex, "Quaternary type" sequences of slope sediments in uplands and can be taken to indicate a new geological era. These changes may be, therefore, taken as support for the lowering of the Quaternary/Tertiary Erathem boundary
    Česká geologická služba
Contributor code
    ČGS (UNM)
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Entered date
    25. 3. 2008
Import date
    8. 8. 2012