Genese und Stratigraphie periglazialer Deckschichten auf der Hochfläche des Ost-Hunsrücks (Rheinisches Schiefergebirge)

Peter Felix-Henningsen, Ernst-Dieter Spies & Heinrich Zakosek
In the eastern Hunsrück area under warm humid climatic conditions of Upper Mesozoic and Tertiary, a kaolinitic weathering mantle, with an up to 150 metres thick saprolite developed from Lower Devonian slates and sand stones. During the cold periods of the Pleistocene the Rhenish Massif was a periglacial region. In consequence of tectonic uplift of the peneplain the big streams Rhine and Mosel incised deeper and deeper into the basement rocks. The tributaries forced their...