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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2008)

Document title

Application of ash (Fraxinus excelsior L.) roots to determine erosion rates in mountain torrents

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HITZ O.M. ; GÄRTNER H. ; HEINRICH I. ; MONBARON M. ;

Abstract

Dating the time of root exposure along riverbanks combined with common dendrogeomorphic analysis applied to tree trunks helps to reconstruct the erosion dynamics leading to a potential destabilization of adjoining trees. The advantage of using exposed roots compared to common erosion measurements techniques is that the erosion rates can be quantified with annual resolution. Two mountain torrents (Brüggenwaldbach - Gersau, Canton of Schwyz and Steinibach - Flühli, Canton of Luzern) were selected as study sites based on a preliminary evaluation of various Swiss alpine areas. Discussion of the results

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2008, vol. 72, no2 [pp. 248-258]

Bibliographic references : 27 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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