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Document title

Use of multi-proxy flood records to improve estimates of flood risk : Lower River Tay, Scotland

published at : Past hydrological events related to understanding global change

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

WERRITTY A. ; PAINE J.L. ; MACDONALD N. ; ROWAN J.S. ; MCEWEN L.J. ;

Abstract

The AA. report on the development of a multi-proxy flood history for the River Tay, Scotland, drawing on the sediment archive of a major palaeochannel complemented by archival, historical and epigraphic flood records from the city of Perth. This paper demonstrates that proxy flood records extending over 200 years can be successfully recovered from sediment stacks in palaeochannels adjacent to major rivers. The hypothesis that each local coarsening in the stack represents a flood signature which can be individually dated by Pb 210 or Cs 137 is also confirmed

Source

Congrès

International Geographical Union Congress No30, Glasgow , ROYAUME-UNI (19/08/2008)

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2006, vol. 66, no 1-2 [pp. 107-119]

Bibliographic references : 65 ref.

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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