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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.
coastal, alluvial, wet deluvial soils and alvars); it is therefore recommended that these be preserved in their natural condition.
A positive SOC balance (input > output) over a long-time scale is characteristic for deluvial and alluvial soils, but a negative one for soils influenced by erosion (input < output; Fig.
The Quaternary mantle typically comprises loess to the north of the main valley whilst deluvial sediments, containing a large portion of clay particles, are abundant across the whole study area.
Field observations suggest that landslides occur mainly in the thick deluvial sediments that are typical for the lower slopes or the uppermost parts of the valley (Kirchner, 2002).
The Quaternary sediments have the form of thin covers of regoliths, fluvioglacial sands and Pleistocene deluvial sediments.
2002) was devoted to the applicability of geophysical techniques in detection of fault zones buried under fluvial and/or deluvial sediments, and did not aim at solving local stratigraphy or giving an extensive overview of the existing hypotheses on the development of the southern Klodzko Basin.