«Mittelpleistozäne Reorganisation»

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Representation and status

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paleogeography
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Unit is in Use
Status
informal term
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Nomenclature

German
«Mittelpleistozäne Reorganisation»
French
«Réorganisation du Pléistocène moyen»
Italian
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English
«Middle Pleistocene Reorganisation»
Origin of the Name
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Historical Variants
--- (Schlüchter 1987, Head & Gibbard 2005), Morphogenetisches-morphotektonisches Ereignis im nördlichen Alpenvorland (Schlüchter & Kelly 2000), Mittelpleistozäne Wende (Hantke & Wagner 2004), Middle Pleistocene Reorganisation = MPR (Preusser et al. 2011), most pronounced incision, mehrphasige mittelpleistozäne morphologische Wende = Mittelpleistozäne Wende = Mittelpleistozäne Revolutionen
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Description

Description
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Geomorphology
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Components

Lithological content
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Mineral content
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Fossil content
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Hierarchy and succession

Superordinate unit
Subordinate units
Units at roof
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Units at floor
Lateral equivalents
Upper boundary
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Lower boundary
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Stratigraphic discussion
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Age

Age at top
Middle Pleistocene
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Age at base
Middle Pleistocene
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Dating method
Cromer-Komplex

Geography

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Type profile
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Paleogeography and tectonic

Paleogeography
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Kind of protolith
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Conditions of formation
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Sequence
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Tectonic Unit (resp. main category)
Quaternary :
Quaternary Deposits
  • Unconsolidated Deposits
  • Niederterrasse
  • Hochterrasse
  • Deckenschotter
  • Tiefere Deckenschotter
  • Höhere Deckenschotter
  • Glaciostratigraphy
  • Pliocene
Metamorphism
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Metamorphic facies
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References

Definition
Preusser Frank, Graf Hans Rudolf, Keller Oskar, Krayss Edgar, Schlüchter Christian (2011): Quaternary glaciation history of northern Switzerland. , E&G Quaternary Science Journal 60/2-3, 282-305

p.300: Most pronounced is the incision after deposition of ‘Tiefere Deckenschotter’ (Fig. 18). Besides tectonic processes, this may have been caused by the redirection of the Alpine Rhine that was tributary to the River Danube during most of the Early Pleistocene (cf. Preusser 2008; Keller 2009). The connection of the Alpine Rhine, flowing at a level of about 700 m a.s.l., to the base level in the southern part of the Upper Rhine Graben, being at ca. 250 m a.s.l., must have caused substantial fluvial incision along the Hochrhein and its tributaries (systems of the Rivers Aare, Reuss, and Limmat). This complex change of drainage and relief is currently not directly dated, but we refer to it as Middle Pleistocene Reorganisation (MPR).
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