Loess deposits in Pakistan are found intercalated with pink silts and torrent gravels. These provide a stratigraphical record of environmental change in a region of Asia, south of the Himalayas, where continental evidence for quaternary climate change is sparse. The presence of previously unrecognised palaeosols within the loess sequences offers the potential for elucidating fluctuations in palaeomonsoon intensity; equivalent to the proxy records of Northeast Asia recognised in Chinese loess. Detailed stratigraphic, mineralogical and magnetic measurements will be undertaken to assess the potential Palaeoclimate record within the sediments. Mollusc assemblages will be used as an indicator of changing palaeoenvironmental conditions
Climate change, Climatology, Palaeoenvironment, Quaternary
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