Field sites

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1. Lake Kuti

The lacustrine organic-rich sedimentological system of the Neretva River deltaic environment is characterized by an unusual formation of carbonate solids, as well as gleysols, histosols and leptosols developed around the lake.

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2. Mljet lakes

The sedimentological semi-enclosed marine system of Mljet lakes is characterized by a unique formation and deposition of colloidal carbonates and sulphides; as well as leptosols and cambisols developed around the lake.

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3. Novigrad

The Novigrad profile is situated on the coast of Novigrad bay, NW of Novigrad town. It represents a poly¬genetic terra rossa soil about 150 cm thick, situated on fine-grained pelletal wackestone of Lower Cretaceous age (Upper Albian). Hematite and pedogenic kaolinite are main authigenic nanomineral phases in terra rossa.

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4. Sv. Lovreć

Greenish–grey clays in the Tri jezerca quarry near Sv. Lovreč are up to 93 cm thick, and are situated in palaeokarst pits. The morphology of palaeokarst in the Tri jezerca quarry resembles that of hummocky palaeokarstic depressions. The clays are the erosional remains of surficial soils and sediments, which were accumulated in palaeokarst pits following an oscillating marine transgression that terminated emergence. Greenish–grey clays were pedogenetically altered, i.e. they are palaeosols and consists dominantly of illitic materials and regularly and irregularly interstratified illite/smectite.

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5. Savudrija



6. Slani potok

Excessive natural erosion of Slani Potok catchment in the Vinodol Valley is unique phenomenon within the Dinaridic flysch domain. Erosion is associated with intensive creeping and sliding processes. Accumulation of a colluvium, disposed to flowing, forms badland.

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