Gunz-Haslach interglacial

The Gunz-Haslach interglacial (German: Günz-Haslach-Interglazial) and the Gunz-Haslach warm period (Günz-Haslach-Warmzeit) are historical terms for a hypothetical warm period of the Pleistocene in the Alpine region, between the Gunz and Haslach glaciations. The interglacial was defined as the erosion phase which follows the Günz and precedes the Haslach Glacial Stage. It thus corresponds to the stratigraphic gap between the Zeil gravels (Zeiler Schotter) in Swabia and Haslach gravels (Haslacher Schotter) northeast of the Rhine Glacier.[1][2][3]

Modern research has found that the old glacial terms correspond to many glacial cycles, as identified by marine isotope stages (MIS), making the term Gunz-Haslach superfluous. The term is not used in the 2016 version of the detailed stratigraphic table by the German Stratigraphic Commission.[4]

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References

  1. A. Schreiner & R. Ebel (1981). "Quartärgeologische Untersuchungen in der Umgebung von Interglazialvorkommen im östlichen Rheingletschergebiet (Baden-Württemberg)". Geologisches Jahrbuch (in German). Hannover. A 59. pp. 3–64.
  2. W. Fesseler & W. Goos (1988). "Geologische Karte 1:25,000 von Baden-Württemberg. Erläuterungen zu Blatt 8026 Aitrach" (in German). Stuttgart. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. K.A. Habbe; unter Mitarbeit von D. Ellwanger; R. Becker-Haumann, T. Litt im Auftrag der Deutschen Stratigraphischen Kommission 2007 (ed.), "Stratigraphische Begriffe für das Quartär des süddeutschen Alpenvorlandes" (Article), Eiszeitalter und Gegenwart/Quaternary Science Journal (in German), Stuttgart: E. Schweizerbart’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung (Nägele und Obermiller), 56, No. 1/2, pp. 66–83, doi:10.3285/eg.56.1-2.03, ISSN 0424-7116
  4. German Stratigraphic Commission: Stratigraphische Tabelle von Deutschland 2016
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