Spätquartäre Sedimentationsgeschichte des Meerfelder Maares (Westeifel).—Mikrostratigraphie jahreszeitlich geschichteter Seesedimente

Bernd Zolitschka
Two sediment-cores out of the central part of Meerfelder Maar/Westeifel (F.R.G.) have been analysed microstratigraphically. Diatomological investigations proved, that the prevailing organic deposits are annually laminated. Thereupon a varve-count has been carried out. In addition to precise absolute dating of the late- and postglacial deposits, varved sediment-sequences provide a lot of informations for paleoenvironmental research. This paper describes the history of sedimentation during the last 11000 years. Using sedimentation rates and the structure of varves...