Mixed varves

Mixed varves: The three different varve types (clastic, biogenic, endogenic) rarely exist as pure end members. Only clastic varves can exist without significant biogenic and endogenic components. Organic varves often contain runoff-related minerogenic contributions deposited during winter or spring or endogenic minerogenic components precipitated during spring or summer. These mixed varves largely depend on a combination of factors like catchment geology, existence of surficial inflow, occurrence of fine-grained clastic sediments in the catchment area and seasonally contrasting precipitation.

Name Country Site image
Holzmaar
mixed varves
Germany
Lago di Ledro
mixed varves
Italy
Nautajärvi
mixed varves
Finland
Meerfelder Maar
mixed varves
Germany
Lake Suigetsu
mixed varves
Japan
Lake Lovojärvi
mixed varves
Finland
Lago Grande di Monticchio
mixed varves
Italy