The geochemistry of loess: Asian and North American deposits compared

The geochemistry of loess: Asian and North American deposits compared •Loess is one of the most important Quaternary deposits in Asia and North America.•Geochemistry of loess can be used for both provenance and paleoclimates.•Major and trace element compositions of loess are distinctive from region to region.•Geochemistry can identify specific sources of loess, aiding in paleoclimatic studies.•Geochemistry of paleosols in loess provides sensitive indicators of past moisture. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Asian Earth Sciences Elsevier

The geochemistry of loess: Asian and North American deposits compared

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd
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1367-9120
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1878-5786
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10.1016/j.jseaes.2017.10.032
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Abstract

•Loess is one of the most important Quaternary deposits in Asia and North America.•Geochemistry of loess can be used for both provenance and paleoclimates.•Major and trace element compositions of loess are distinctive from region to region.•Geochemistry can identify specific sources of loess, aiding in paleoclimatic studies.•Geochemistry of paleosols in loess provides sensitive indicators of past moisture.

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Journal of Asian Earth SciencesElsevier

Published: Apr 15, 2018

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