Saturday, June 9, 2012


The history of Earth surface systems includes stages of erosion, deposition, and stability (including pedogenesis).  To understand controls on landscape evolution, Zembo et al. examine the stratigraphy, sedimentology, and paleopedology of a tectonically active basin in the Southern Apennines.  They compare the stratigraphic record of the basin with well -constrained tectonic, geomorphological, and chronological data.  The results illustrate that regional climatic and local tectonic events of the last ~100 ka are well preserved in the paleosols and stratigraphy of the area. 

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