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Holocene sediment fluxes in a fragile loess landscape (Saxony, Germany)

Long-term degradation of fragile landscape systems

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

WOLF, D.
Dept. of Physical Geography, Univ. of Technology, Dresden, Allemagne
FAUST, D.
Dept. of Physical Geography, Univ. of Technology, Dresden, Allemagne
FLETCHER, W.J.
Geography, School of Environment and Development, Univ., Manchester, Royaume-Uni
FAUST, D.
Institute of Geography, Technical Univ., Dresden, Allemagne
ZIELHOFER, C.
Institute of Geography, Univ., Leipzig, Allemagne


Description :
The loess region of the Central Saxon Hill Country is characterized by a relief of gently rolling hills, whose most distinctive landscape elements are well-defined shallow valleys, called dells. The aim of this research is to gather morphodynamic information on the dells in a qualitative and quantitative way by means of high-resolution field mapping and laboratory-based analyses. The intensity of sediment shifting has been modelled via sediment budgeting on a small catchment scale. Research objectives are to determine the character and magnitude of geomorphic processes for a Holocene time frame. It is concluded that land-use patterns trigger the process of material displacement, whereas relief modifies the intensity of geomorphic processes.


Type de document :
Article de monographie

Source :
Catena (Giessen), issn : 0341-8162, 2013, vol. 103, p. 87-102, nombre de pages : 16, Références bibliographiques : 1 p.

Date :
2013

Editeur :
Pays édition : Allemagne, Cremlingen-Destedt, Catena

Langue :
Anglais
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