Development of plateau dunes controlled by iron pan formation and changes in land use and climate

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Henrik Breuning-Madsen, Karen Lise Bird, Thomas Balstrøm, Bo Elberling, Aart Kroon, Else Benete Lei

Plateau dunes are unique landforms which formed as erosion relicts in blow-out areas in Late Pleistocene sandy
deposits. They are negative forms in contrast to normal dunes where sand is accumulated (positive form).
Plateau dunes are located in the European Aeolian Sand Belt in the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark and they
are flat-topped features with a bog in the central part often covered by a thin aeolian sand layer. A conceptual
model of formation and further development of plateau dunes in time are presented in detail, using 14C dates of
buried peat layers and OSL dates of sandy sediments. Special focus is on the influence of climate factors, pedology,
and human activity on the formation of plateau dunes.
Sider (fra-til)580-587
StatusUdgivet - 1 dec. 2018

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