Optically Stimulated Luminescence(OSL)enables the chronology of the late Pleistocene evolution for the Val d''Agri intermontane basin of Southern Apennines to be deﬁned in the frame of Mediterranean geodynamic and climate changes. Quartz sand from braided ﬂood plain and alluvial fan depositional systems was analyzed using the coarse-grained,single-aliquot regenerative-dose (SAR)technique. The obtained optical ages are mostly consistent with other assessments(radiocarbon, tephrochronology) and stratigraphic constraints. OSL allows for the dating to56–43ka of an asymmetric subsidence stage that forced alluvial fan progradation, ﬁlling of a former lacustrine area, and development of an axial alluvial plain. A short period of Mediterranean-type pedogenesis,recorded at the top of the prograding-aggrading fans(OSL age bracket 43–32ka),corresponds with MIS3. During the subsequent stage of decline of vegetation cover, possibly corresponding to MIS2, the latest progradation of alluvial fans occurred. The subsequent uplift and breakthrough of the basin threshold during the latest Pleistocene and Holocene induced entrenchment of the drainage network. The results presented here provide an example of the usefulness of OSL dating in intermontane continental settings where other geochronological constraints are scarce.©2009 University of Washington. Published by Elsevier Inc.All rights reserved.
|Titolo:||Quaternary evolution of the intermontane val d'Agri basin, Southern Apennines|
ZEMBO, IRENE (Primo)
|Parole Chiave:||Intermontane basins; OSL Dating; Pleistocene; Sedimentation and tectonics; Southern Apennines; Val d'Agri Basin|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore GEO/02 - Geologia Stratigrafica e Sedimentologica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||ago-2009|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.yqres.2009.02.009|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|