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Early Discoverers XXXII: P. A. Tutkovskiy and the Glacial Theory of Loess Formation

  • I. J. Smalley (a1)

Abstract

In 1899 P. A. Tutkovskiy published a theory of loess formation which depended on the presence of large continental glaciers. Unfortunately there was no glacial requirement in the theories of Berg and Richthofen and these have survived better than that of Tutkovskiy with the result that the close relationship between glacial action and loess formation is sometimes overlooked.

Résumé

En 1899 P. A. Tutkovskiy publiait une théorie de la formation de loess qui impliquait la présence de grands glaciers continentaux. Malheureusement, les théories de Berg et Richthofen n'exigent pas l'existence de glaciers et elles ont mieux survécu que celle de Tutkovskiy. 1l en est résulté que l'étroite corrélation entre l'activité glaciaire et la formation de loess est parfois perdue de vue.

Zusammenfassung

Im Jahre 1899 veroffentlichte P. A. Tutkovskij nine Théorie der Lôssbildung, die auf dem Vorhandensein grosser kootinentaler Glelscher beruhte. Leider enthielten die Theorien von Berg und Richthofen keinerlei glaziale Voraussetzungen ; sie fanden jedoeh bieitere Anerkennung als die von Tutkovskij. Die Folge ist, dass die enge Beziehung zwischen glazialcm Gesehehen und Lôssbildung manehmal ûbersehen wird.

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Early Discoverers XXXII: P. A. Tutkovskiy and the Glacial Theory of Loess Formation

  • I. J. Smalley (a1)

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