Wirkungen des pleistozänen Bodenfrostes in den Sedimenten der Niederrheinischen Bucht: Ein Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Periglazialerscheinungen der Rheinlande

Karlheinz Kaiser
This paper comprehensively describes and maps out the features which resulted from Pleistocene pergelation (ice-wedges and similar phenomena, congeliturbation, and congelifraction) preserved in the Low-Rhenish Bay (Northwestern Germany). Ice-wedges and similar phenomena occurring in the loose deposits of the Low-Rhenish Bay are fossil and evidence a periglacial pergelisol during the Pleistocene epoch. Especially the syngenetic features, among them numerous „basal wedges" of the Main Terrace in the region of Ratingen and Leichlingen, are important for...