(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Trends and controls of Holocene floodplain sedimentation in the Rhine catchment

published at : Sediment dynamics. Special issue

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HOFFMANN T. (1) ; ERKENS G. (2) ; GERLACH R. (3) ; KLOSTERMANN J. (4) ; LANG A. (5) ;
(1) Dep. of Geography, Univ., Bonn, ALLEMAGNE
(2) Dep. of Physical Geography, Univ., Utrecht, PAYS-BAS
(3) Rheinisches Amt für Bodendenkmalpflege, Bonn, ALLEMAGNE
(4) Geologisches Landesamt, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Krefeld, ALLEMAGNE
(5) Dep. of Geography, Univ., Liverpool, ROYAUME-UNI


Holocene floodplain sedimentation in the Rhine catchment is controlled by human and climate impacts. To better understand the relatve importance and interdependencies of external and internal controls, temporally resolved floodplain sedimentation rates are established using 3 different methods : floodplain storage studies on the trunk stream; depth/age-analysis of overbank deposits from different parts of the catchment; cumulative frequency distributions of C 14 ages from floodplain deposits from various parts of the catchment. The applied methodology strongly differs with the available temporal resolution and the size of the corresponding catchment. All 3 methods show a strong increase in sedimentation rate for more recent periods that can be linked to increasing human impact. Evidence for climate impacts and intricate river behaviour are less clear


Thematical fascicle

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2009, vol. 77, no 2 [pp. 96-106]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : fig., tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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