Ukr. geogr. z. 2015, N2:24-32
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Zh.M. Matviishyna - Institute of Geography of the Ukraine National Academy of Sciences, Kyiv;
O.V. Matsibora - Institute of Geography of the Ukraine National Academy of Sciences, Kyiv.


Value of flood soil creation rhythms as an indicator of physical geographic conditions changes during the Late Holocene has been reviewed based on the East European Plain example. Based on the study of floodplain soils formation stages and generalization of paleogeographical information, patterns in climate parameters changes have been established, including humidity and temperature in separate Holocene chrono intervals. Short-term correlation of Holocene pedogenesis rhythm in the late Holocene with the results of our own research of the floodplain soils in the Ukraine forest steppe zone, within the Southern Bug river basin has been performed. The stages of soil creation in Subboreal and Subatlantic Holocene aged 1640 ± 60, 1850 ± 60 and 3890 ± 60 years ago from the position of humus, carbonate compounds and heavy metals content have been revealed and characterized. Connection between the researched pedogenesis stages and hydrothermal climate parameters has been grounded.

Key words: 
Holocene, soil, climate, physical geographic conditions, heavy metals, humus, carbonates

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