|Periglacial deposits and sedimentary structures in the upper Pleistocene infilling of the Flemish valley (N.W. Belgium)|
De Moor, G. (1981). Periglacial deposits and sedimentary structures in the upper Pleistocene infilling of the Flemish valley (N.W. Belgium). Biul. Peryglac. 28: 277-290
In: Biuletyn peryglacjalny. Lódzkie Towarzystwo Naukowe: Lódz. ISSN 0067-9038, more
The Flemish Valley forms the main upper Pleistocene outlet of the Scheldt river in Northern-Belgium (5I°N lat. 3° E long.). It consists of a very wide thalweg pattern, deeply cut into a sandy-clayey Tertiary substratum and filled up by Saalian fluvioperigIacial deposits, by Eemian marine and fluviatile sediments and mainly by Vistulian deposits of dominantly fluvioperiglacial nature, covered by a rather thin sheet of Tardiglacial eolian sediments, which dammed and deviated the northwards directed upper Pleistocene drainage. The paper presents an outline of the evolution of the Flemish Valley and describes four outcrops in eo-Vistulian, meso-Vistulian, fini-Vistulian and Tardiglacial infillings of the Valley especially focusing fossil periglacial structures, their nature and their paleoclimatic meaning in a stratigraphical and paleomorphological framework.