Loess paleosoil-sequences along a climatic gradient in Northern Iran

Martin Kehl, Reza Sarvati, Hassan Ahmadi, Manfred Frechen & Armin Skowronek
In Northern Iran, loess is found in different geomorphological settings along a climatic gradient ranging from subhumid to semiarid conditions. Loess-paleosol sequences were investigated in detail in three key sections located on the northern foothills of Alborz mountains (sections at Neka and at Now Deh) and in the loess hills north of Gonbad-e Kavus (section at Agh Band). At the section at Neka, two pedocomplexes consisting of moderately to strongly developed Bwk, Bt or AhBt...