Stratigraphic position of tills in the Orłowo Cliff section (northern Poland): a new approach

Piotr Paweł Woźniak , Robert Jan Sokołowski , Piotr Czubla , Stanisław Fedorowicz


The site at Orłowo Cliff was used to analyse the stratigraphic position and palaeogeographic interpretations of the properties and depositional conditions of two basal tills from the Late Pleistocene. A multi-proxy approach involved lithofacies, petrographic analysis of the fine gravel fraction, analyses of indicator erratics and till fabric. TL dating of intra-moraine deposits was used to determine depositional time frames of tills. The sediment profile at Orłowo Cliff shows a distinct reduction in number of Pleistocene units. Obtained dating results suggest the presence of Middle and Late Pleistocene fluvial units. The main issue discussed is the stratigraphic position of the older till (Unit O-4). It can be assumed that this till was deposited probably during the Middle Weichselian (MIS4). At Orłowo Horn the till of Unit O-4 reveals incorporation of the erratic material derived from an older till in the surrounded area (according to petrographic composition - probably from MIS 8). The younger till (Unit O-6) was deposited in the Late Weichselian (MIS 2). Moreover, the till of Unit O-6 is characterised by a significant shift towards the south-west in terms of the erratic origin in Unit O-4.
Author Piotr Paweł Woźniak (FOG / IG / DGQG)
Piotr Paweł Woźniak,,
- Department of Geomorphology and Quarternary Geology
, Robert Jan Sokołowski (FOG / IO / DMG)
Robert Jan Sokołowski,,
- Division of Marine Geology
, Piotr Czubla
Piotr Czubla,,
, Stanisław Fedorowicz (FOG / IG / DGQG)
Stanisław Fedorowicz,,
- Department of Geomorphology and Quarternary Geology
Journal seriesStudia Quaternaria, ISSN 1641-5558, e-ISSN 2300-0384, (B 14 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.75
Keywords in Englishlithofacies analysis, petrographic composition, till fabric, TL dating, Middle and Late Pleistocene
ASJC Classification1904 Earth-Surface Processes; 1907 Geology
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)14
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ScoreMinisterial score = 14.0, 28-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 0.429
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