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Aeolian archives of quaternary climate and environmental change in Eurasia
Convener: Tobias Lauer  | Co-Conveners: Tobias Sprafke , Daniel Wolf 

Aeolian archives such as loess-palaeosol sequences or dunes are important archives for palaeoclimate- and palaeoenvironmental reconstruction. The session is about aeolian terrestrial archives located in Eurasia with focus on Upper- and Middle Pleistocene sediments. Studies focusing on multi-proxy analyses of one or various sites should be presented and its evidence for better understanding quaternary climate patterns on a regional- and supra-regional scale will be discussed along with corresponding changes of the sedimentological and ecological systems.

It is of high relevance to study aeolian sediment archives in different parts of Eurasia to correlate European and Asian archives. Understanding them is mandatory to obtain detailed information on quaternary shifts in temperature and humidity along Eurasia. Furthermore, these archives deliver information on shifts in wind-velocity and past atmospheric dust concentrations.