Diluvium

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Diluvium

 

an obsolete term that was used in geology as a synonym for the Pleistocene epoch. In Soviet geology the term has passed out of use, although many German scientists continue to use it. It was proposed in 1823 by Buckland, who thought that the Quaternary sediments had been caused by the Biblical flood.

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This part of the stadium including the tower was built very close to an escarpment, within the area of deluvial deposits (Fig.
They are lowest in eroded soils, Regosols, and Podzols, and highest in Luvisols and deluvial soils.