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Document title

An evaluation of an enhanced soil erosion and landscape evolution model : a case study assessment of the former Nabarlek uranium mine, Northern Territory, Australia

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HANCOCK G.R. (1) ; LOWRY J.B.C (2) ; MOLIERE D.R. (2) ; EVANS K.G. (1 2) ;
(1) School of Environmental and Life Sciences, Univ. of Newcastle, Callaghan, AUSTRALIE
(2) Environmental Research Inst. of the Supervising Scientist, Darwin, AUSTRALIE

Abstract

This paper uses a new version of the SIBERIA landscape evolution and soil erosion model to evaluate the former Nabarlek uranium mine site. This new version of SIBERIA uses spatially variable erosion and hydrology parameters across the study domain to represent different erodibilities of surface materials, thus allowing better representation of catchment heterogeneity. The results demonstrate that the model predicts erosion rates similar to that of other modelled results and independent field data, providing confidence in the model and its parameterization. The tailings, deposited in the mined out pit and capped with vaste rock, appear to be safely encapsulated for the modelled period

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2008, vol. 33, no13 [pp. 2045-2063]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 7 fig., 3 tabl.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1002/esp.1653

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