Zum landschaftsökologischen Zusammenhang von rhenanischer Flußgeschichte und jungpleistozänem Lößaufbau in SW-Deutschland

Bernhard Eitel & Wolf Dieter Blümel
The covering strata of the Kraichgau landscape and similar „Gäulandschaften" in the rhenish influenced SW-Germany essentially are formed by two thick loesses separated by the relics of the last interglacial soil (Eem). This characteristical sequence is supposed to be a consequence of the flowing off of the Rhine during the younger pleistocene. Increasing areals of the Rhine glacier became rhenish tributary during the pleistocene. So, since the Riß-Glacial it was possible — together with the...