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Tracers in Geomorphology

Edited By: Ian Foster

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Dec 2000 | #106334 | ISBN: 0471896020
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An understanding of sediment sources and pathways make a contribution to solving environmental problems and maintaining biological diversity. Developments have occurred in the application of both direct monitoring and fingerprinting techniques and the application of new modelling strategies. This book brings together contributions from geomorphologists in monitoring, single or multitracer measurements and the development of modelling strategies to identify the relative significance of a number of potential sources. The book covers the use of tracers in all environments: aeolian, marine and fluvial.

Foster should be congratulated for bringing to fruition a volume that will act as a springboard for future studies. (Progress in Physical Geography, Vol. 25. No.4 2001)

."..essential reference material for any geomorphologist...I wish it had been around when I completed my PhD..." (Geological Journal, January/March 2003)


List of Contributors; Preface; BACKGROUND AND RECENT DEVELOPMENTS; Tracers in Geomorphology: Theory and Applications in Tracing Fine Particulate Sediments (I. Foster & J. Lees); Coarse Sediment Tracing Technology in Littoral and Fluvial Environments: A Review (D. Sear, et al.); Natural Magnetic Tracers in Fluvial Geomorphology (J. Dearing); ATMOSPHERIC AND HYDROLOGICAL TRACERS; Fingerprinting Airborne Particles for Identifying Provenance (J. Merefield, et al.); Tracing Atmospheric Metal Mining Pollution in Blanket Peat (T. Mighall, et al.); The Use of Tracers to Aid the Understanding of Herbicide Leaching in Clay Soils (C. Heppell, et al.); Variations in Time of Travel in UK River Systems - A Comparative Study (D. Wilson, et al.); TRACERS FOR INVESTIGATING SOIL EROSION AND HILLSLOPE PROCESSES; Soil Erosion Assessment using 137Cs: Examples fron Contrasting Environments in Southern China (D. Higgitt, et al.); Use of Radiocaesium to Investigate Erosion and Sedimentation in Areas with High Levels of Chernobyl Fallout (D. Walling, et al.); The Use of Market Rock Fragments as Tracers to Assess Rock Fragments Transported by Sheep Trampling on Lesvos, Greece (D. Wijdenes, et al.); Using Geostatistics to Improve Estimates of 137Cs-derived Net Soil Flux (A. Chappell & M. Oliver); The Origin of Sediment in Field Drainage Water (I. Hardy, et al.); Tracing Phosphorus Movement in Agricultural Soils (R. Dils & A. Heathwaite); TRACING FLUVIAL SEDIMENTS; Uncertainty Estimation in Fingerprinting Suspended Sediment Sources (J. Rowan, et al.); Tracing Fluvial Suspended Sediment Sources in the Catchment of the River Tweed, Scotland, using Composite Fingerprints and a Numerical Mixing Model (P. Owens, et al.); Use of Mineral Magnetic Measurements to Fingerprint Suspended Sediment Sources: Results from a Linear Mixing Model (M. Slattery, et al.); Sediment Delivery to a Proglacial River: Mineral Magnetic, Geochemical and the Potential for Radionuclide Fingerprinting (I. Foster, et al.); Tracing Sediments within Urban Catchments using Heavy Metal: Mineral Magnetic and Radionuclide Signatures (S. Charlesworth, et al.); Using Recent Overbank Deposits to Investigate Contemporary Sediment Sources in Larger River Basins (L. Bottrill, et al.); Clast Travel Distances and Abrasion Rates in Two Coarse Upland Channels Determined Using Magnetically Tagged Bedload (T. Stott & A. Sawyer); Influence of Bed Material Shape on Sediment Transport in Gravel-Bed Rivers: A Field Experiment (J. Warburton & T. Demir); TRACERS FOR COASTAL TRANSPORT STUDIES; Coastal Shingle Tracing: A Case Study using the 'Electronic Tracer System' (ETS) (M. Lee, et al.); Tracing Beach Sand Provenance and Transport using Foraminifera: Preliminary Examples from North-west Europe and South-east Australia (S. Haslett, et al.); TRACERS IN PALAEOENVIRONMENTAL INVESTIGATIONS; Holocene Sediment Erosion in Britain as Calculated from Lake-basin Studies (D. Barlow & R. Thompson); Sediment Fingerprinting a...

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