Modelling astronomical climate signals in fluvial stratigraphy

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Orbital climate forcing is demonstrated to result in cyclic changes as reflected in the catchment, including precipitation, temperature, vegetation, sediment supply and water discharge. All of these are known to largely impact alluvial architecture. Climate change related to the 21-kyr precession cycle was proposed as driver of regularly-alternating river avulsion and overbank phases in the Eocene Willwood Formation of the Bighorn Basin, Wyoming, USA (Abels et al. 2013; 2016). This study aims to explore the conditions that are favourable for these climate cyclic signals to be preserved in the fluvial stratigraphy.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventNederlands Aardwetenschappelijk Congres 2018 - Veldhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 15 Mar 201816 Mar 2018


ConferenceNederlands Aardwetenschappelijk Congres 2018
Abbreviated titleNAC 2018
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