Fieldwork in the East Carpathians
After a reconnaissance study in June 2002, it was decided to sample - in august/september 2002 - the sequence along the Putna Valley and Rimnicu Sarat valley.
As we had seen during the reconnaissance trip, a large part of the sequence shows beautiful cycles. Ideal for the Utrecht cyclomaniacs !
Iuliana picked up drilling beautiful cores quickly. Towards younger sediments in Rimnicu Sarat, the material became finer grained and often clayey.
Help in the field was provided by Christina Panaiotu (sedimentology), Marius Stoica (paleontology) and his student Liliana, and by Christian Panaiotu. Well ... also Wout Krijgsman and Cor Langereis occasionally did something useful.
The cyclicity was not alwyas straightforward, and additional work on sediment properties is required to understand the system.
Finally, our eating and sleeping comfort in Jitia de Jos was greatly facilitated by the Roska family. Mr. Roska's tuica must be famous throughout the valley.