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Sediment and Water Quality in River Catchments

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Edited By: I Foster, A Gurnell and B Webb

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Dec 1995 | #48460 | ISBN: 0471957283
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About this book

Presents a review of recent research on catchment processes, with a special focus on suspended sediment dynamics and the use of radionucleides and other tracers in source area discrimination and sediment fingerprinting.


Contents

Hydrology, Water Quality and Sediment Behaviour; QUANTITY AND QUALITY DIMENSIONS: The Role of GIS in Hydrology; Modelling Nitrate Leaching at the Catchment Scale; Regulation and Thermal Regime; SEDIMENT DYNAMICS AND YIELDS: A Conceptual Model of the Instantaneous Sedimentgraph; Magnitude and Frequency of Fluvial Sediment Transport Determined from Recent Lake Sediment Cores; Sediment Sources and Their Environmental Controls; SEDIMENT QUALITY: Sediment Mineralogy and the Environmental Impact of Mining; Long-Term Dispersal of Metals in Mineralized Catchments by Fluvial Processes; Fingerprinting Sediment Sources; SEDIMENT SOURCES AND SINKS: The Identification of Catchment Sediment Sources; Determination of Suspended Sediment Provenance Using Caesium-137, Unsupported Lead-210 and Radium-226: A Numerical Mixing Model Approach; Processes of River Bank Erosion and Their Contribution to the Suspended Sediment Load of the River Culm; The Rates and Patterns of Overbank Deposition on a Lowland Floodplain; Lake and Reservoir Bottom Sediments as a Source of Soil Erosion and Sediment Transport Data in the UK; RADIONUCLIDE STUDIES: The Development and Application of Caesium-137 Measurements in Erosion Investigations; Estimation of Erosion Rates from Caesium-137 Data; The Erosional Transport of Radiocaesium in Catchment Systems; NATIONAL AND GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES: Patterns of Erosion and Suspended Sediment Yield in Mediterranean River Basins; Soil Erosion and Sediment Yield in the Philippines; Sediment Yield from Alpine Glacier Basins; Sediment Transport and Deposition in Mountain Rivers; Sediment Dynamics in the Polish Flysch Carpathians.

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