(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1983)

Document title

Evidence of stream response to Holocene climatic change in a small Wisconsin watershed

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)



During the Holocene, moderate climatic and vegetational changes triggered several episodes of adjustment in the Brush Creek fluvial system. The alluvial chronology includes an episode of erosion at 7800-5700 yr B.P. corresponding to the mid-Holocene precipitation minimum and an episode of floodplain construction at 5700-5000 yr B.P. corresponding to a rapid increase in precipitation. Holocene climatic changes have influenced the sedimentology of the alluvial deposits and soil development on them. Fluvial adjustment is caused primarily by hydrologic and hydraulic changes related to climatic change, but there is no simple model for fluvial response to climatic change. The relationship between the direction of climatic change and the type of fluvial response is complex.


Article of periodic

published at : Quaternary research New York

Editor :

Millesime : 1983, vol. 19, no1 [pp. 100-116]

Bibliographic references : 53 réf.



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