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Holocene river alluviation in Britain

Geomorphology and geoecology. Fluvial geomorphology

Auteurs :
MACKLIN, M.G.
LEWIN, J.
DOUGLAS, I.

Description :
Episodes of regional and country-wide Holocene alluviation in British river basins are identified using information from 59 published sites that extend from northern Scotland to the south coast of England. Widespread synchrony of Holocene fluvial episodes in Europe and USA, particularly over the last 5000 years, suggests that climate may have more directly controlled sedimentation and erosion in British rivers than hitherto been believed. Although prehistoric and historic forest clearance and agriculture were important for initiating soil erosion.


Type de document :
Congrès

Source :
Symposium. 2nd International Conference on geomorphology: geomorphology and geoecology, Frankfurt/Main, Allemagne, 1989-09-03, Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie. Supplementband, issn : 0044-2798, 1993, n°. 88, p. 109-122, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 58 réf.

Date :
1993

Editeur :
Pays édition : Allemagne, Berlin ; Stuttgart, Borntraeger

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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