Decoding geochemical signals of the Schwalbenberg Loess-Palaeosol-Sequences –Bulk Geochemical and Granulometric data


In this study, we present a granulometric- and geochemical dataset for the Schwalbenberg Loess-Palaeosol-Sequence (LPS) in the Middle Rhine Valley (Germany) that covers the Upper Pleistocene in a resolution so far unprecedented for continental records in western Central Europe. Complexities in formation of loess deposits cause interfering geochemical signatures (e.g., provenance- vs. weathering- signals) limiting a straight-forward interpretation. In this context we used multivariate statistics that integrate information on grainsize (Laser Diffraction Particle Sizer) and geochemistry (XRF, ICP-OES) indicative for provenance shifts, mineral sorting during transport and reworking and weathering into Principal Component Analyses and Linear Discriminant Analyses. Our approach provides a key for tracing ecological changes throughout climate oscillations across continents.

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Creator Vinnepand, Mathias ORCID logo; Fischer, Peter ORCID logo; Jöris, Olaf ORCID logo; Hambach, Ulrich ORCID logo; Zeeden, Christian ORCID logo; Schulte, Philipp (ORCID: 0000-0001-8956-669X); Fitzsimmons, Kathryn E ORCID logo; Prud'homme, Charlotte (ORCID: 0000-0002-1417-033X); Perić, Zoran ORCID logo; Schirmer, Wolfgang; Lehmkuhl, Frank ORCID logo; Fiedler, Sabine ORCID logo; Vött, Andreas ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2022
Funding Reference German Research Foundation Crossref Funder ID 337232800 Terrestrial system response to North Atlantic climate oscillations during the last glacial cycle: high resolution loess-palaeosol sequences from Remagen-Schwalbenberg (Middle Rhine Valley, Germany) – TerraClime
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
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Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 7857 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (7.240 LON, 50.562 LAT)