Luminescence Chronology of the Schwalbenberg II Loess in the Middle Rhine Valley

Manfred Frechen & Wolfgang Schirmer
The multiple aliquot protocol based Infrared Stimulated Luminescence (IRSL) and thermoluminescence (TL) data and those of the single aliquot regenerative protocol based post-IR IRSL at 225°C and fading-corrected IRSL at 50°C show that anomalous fading is only a minor problem for the loess and loess derivatives at the Schwalbenberg II loess section. Therefore, it is very likely that multiple aliquot based protocols, which were applied commonly in the 1990s for loess from the Middle Rhine...