(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1985)

Document title

Responses of floods to Holocene climatic change in the Upper Mississippi Valley

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

KNOX J. C. ;


Dimensions of Holocene relict channels and sedimentological characteristics of point bars associated with these relict channels were used to reconstruct a Holocene history of long-term changes in magnitudes of 1.58 yr floods in Upper Mississippi Valley watersheds of southwestern Wisconsin. The reconstructed record of floods shows relatively large and persistent (nonrandom) departures from contemporary long-term average flood magnitudes. The flood history indicates climatic changes that are broadly similar to climatic changes indicated from fossil pollen in the same region.


Article of periodic

published at : Quaternary research New York

Editor :

Millesime : 1985, vol. 23, no3 [pp. 287-300]

Bibliographic references : 34 réf.



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