Bt-Horizonte als Interglazial-Zeiger in den humiden Mittelbreiten: Bildung, Mikromorphologie, Kriterien

Siegfried Stephan
The investigation is restricted to the humide middle latitudes, where „interglacial" is definable by the return of temperate deciduous woods. There is no definite answer to the question, what type of soil or horizon may be strongly related to interglacial forming-conditions. However, pedogenetical studies and micromorphological facts lead to a discrimination of situations, giving enough security for the intended interpretation. Reliable signs of interglacial forming are, first of all, autochthoneous horizons with clay illuviation (Bt...