Ein erstes sicheres Vorkommen von periglazialem Steinnetzboden im Norddeutschen Flachland

Heinrich Wortmann
Near Stadtlohn in Western Westphalia (North Germany) a well developped „patterned ground" (stone polygons, stone strips etc.) is described. It has been found in the loamy overburden of a limestone quarry. The loamy material consists of a loamy brown limestone soil and of boulder clay of the Saale-Glaciation. The age of this patterned ground can be determined as Weichsel-Periglacial. The material of the stone-borders comes from the underlaying limestone. The formation and mechanism are discussed...