The Caspian Transgression as an Indicator of the Interglacial- Glacial Transition

  • V. A. Zubakov
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Caspian transgressions resulted from the increased runoff of Volga and Kama rivers. They preceded the expansions of continental ice sheets by many thousands of years and correspond to the end phases of interglacials and the beginning of glacials. The highest (about 50m) level of the last Khvalynian transgression was attained approximately 95 ka ago at the isotope substages 5c/5b boundary. It preceded the Zyryanian glaciation in Siberia and Urals, whose moraines are dated by thermoluminescence between 110 ± 10 and 78 ± 20 thousand years ago.


Russian Plain Caspian Water Quaternary Geochronology Yenisei Basin Khvalynian Transgression 
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  • V. A. Zubakov
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  1. 1.State Hydrological InstituteLeningradUSSR

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