Pedological and geochemical investigations at the „Red Outcrop“ of Langenlois (Lower Austria)

Edith Haslinger, Libuše Smolíková, Pavel Havlíček, Reinhard Roetzel, Maria Heinrich, Oldřich Holásek, Michal Vachek & Franz Ottner
In an outcrop of loess-paleosol sequences over amphibolite, six soil profiles (Lois 1 to Lois 6) were sampled and analysed for pedological, mineralogical, and geochemical characteristics. A second outcrop (Lois 7) was investigated for soil micromorphology. Two soil profiles (Lois 1 and 2) have developed over amphibolites, two over an amphibolite/marble-body (Lois 5 and 6) and three polycyclic paleosol profiles with several fossil horizons have no visible underlying bedrock (Lois 3, 4 and 7). In...