Grain-size distribution and structural characteristics of varved sediments from Lake Żabińskie (northeastern Poland)
Maurycy Jacek Żarczyński , Jacek Szmańda , Wojciech Tylmann
AbstractTypically, the description of varve microfacies is based on microscopic sedimentary structures, while standard grain-size analysis is commonly applied with lower resolution. Studies involving a direct comparison of varve microfacies and particle-size distributions, common for clastic environments, are scarce for biogenic varves. In this study, we analyzed nine-year resolution grain-size data from Lake Żabińskie (northeastern Poland) to detect differences between varve microfacies. Six varve microfacies were differentiated using grain-size distributions and sedimentological attributes (calcite layer thickness, dark layer thickness, mass accumulation rate). However, changes in particle-size distributions between different varve types are relatively small and indicate a similar source for the material deposited. Decomposition of grain-size distributions with the end-member approach allows recognition of relative changes for the deposition of allochthonous (mineral) and autochthonous (carbonates, (hydr)oxides) components. Grain-size data suggest that sources of allochthonous material remained constant, while varve formation was controlled mostly by in-lake processes.
|Journal series||Quaternary, ISSN 2571-550X, (0 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.7|
|Keywords in English||varves, lake sediments, grain-size, end-members|
|License||Journal (articles only); published final; ; with publication|
|Score||= 5.0, 28-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal|
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|Citation count*||3 (2020-01-27)|
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