Articles | Volume 15, issue 10
Review article
20 Oct 2023
Review article |  | 20 Oct 2023

Last Glacial loess in Europe: luminescence database and chronology of deposition

Mathieu Bosq, Sebastian Kreutzer, Pascal Bertran, Philippe Lanos, Philippe Dufresne, and Christoph Schmidt


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on essd-2023-105', Anonymous Referee #1, 09 Jun 2023
    • CC1: 'Reply on some questions raised by RC1', Sebastian Kreutzer, 09 Jun 2023
    • CC2: 'Reply on RC1', Pascal Bertran, 12 Jun 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on essd-2023-105', Anonymous Referee #2, 05 Aug 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC2', Mathieu Bosq, 09 Aug 2023
      • RC3: 'Reply on AC1', Zoran Peric, 09 Aug 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Mathieu Bosq on behalf of the Authors (24 Aug 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (28 Aug 2023) by Attila Demény
RR by Gabor Ujvari (30 Aug 2023)
RR by Zoran Peric (31 Aug 2023)
ED: Publish as is (31 Aug 2023) by Attila Demény
AR by Mathieu Bosq on behalf of the Authors (07 Sep 2023)  Manuscript 
Short summary
During the last glacial period, cold conditions associated with changes in atmospheric circulation resulted in the deposition of widespread loess. It seems that the phases of loess accumulation were not strictly synchronous. To test this hypothesis, the chronology of loess deposition in different regions of Europe was studied by recalculating 1423 luminescence ages in a database. Our study discusses the link between the main loess sedimentation phases and the maximal advance of glaciers.
Final-revised paper