paleosol

(redirected from Palaeosol)
Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.

paleosol

[′pāl·ē·ə‚sȯl]
(geology)
A soil horizon that formed on the surface during the geologic past, that is, an ancient soil. Also known as buried soil; fossil soil.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Below this depth, the vadose zone material is described as being coarse pumice fragment and fines down to the Palaeosol depth at ~4.
Hardpans/cements Subsurface carbonate and silica hardpans, palaeosols, silcrete benches on sandplain seeps
c] range, the fitted models for the 3 uppermost Ignimbrite materials are nearly identical and lie somewhat below the Palaeosol models, reflecting their bulk density range of 0.
The lower lunette was capped with a well-developed palaeosol, indicating a period of dune stability associated with higher water levels in Lake Tyrrell.
The upper Evangeline Member as seen here has a somewhat different lithological character, largely lacking the intraformational conglomerates, with generally smaller fluvial bedforms and numerous deeply rooted palaeosols.
These sections, situated within the areas of the maximum advance of the Don, Oka, and Dnieper ice sheets as well as outside the glacial zone, contain key palaeogeographic markers, such as moraines left by these glaciations, loess horizons correlative to them, stratotypic (Likhvin, Chekalin, and others) interglacial horizons of palaeosols, lacustrine and alluvial sediments, etc.
Kozur and Weems (2010) interpreted these white to purple strata as a palaeosol without providing details (Fig.
Examples of relict features are widely discussed in the palaeosol literature (e.
The floodplain deposits and palaeosol profiles of the Late Carboniferous Cumberland Coal Basin, exposed at Joggins, Nova Scotia, Canada.
The pan does not mark the pre-loess surface and is not a palaeosol but a subsoil feature possibly still forming.
The gap, which is well documented by extensive erosion surfaces and palaeosol profiles, could be tentatively estimated as spanning approximately 14 to 25 Ma in various places.