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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Present versus long term sediment yield to the Adriatic Sea and the reliability of gauging stations data

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BARTOLINI C. ; FONTANELLI K. ;

Abstract

The current denudation rate over an catchment area, encompassing the southern watershed of the Alps, the eastern watershed of the Northern Apennine and part of the Dinarides, was evaluated by means of a wide-reaching appraisal of the suspended load discharge of rivers now feeding the Northern Adriatic Sea. Data from gauging stations located on Alpine and Northern Apenninic rivers were matched to data derived from reservoirs silting and delta growths in lacustrine basins. The Alpine values are consistent with those reported by HINDERER(1999, 2001) which are based on different data sets. The present denudation rates are then compared with literature data on long term average denudation rates (post LGM, Quaternary,Pliocene). The present-day impact of man as a geological agent is not clearly evidenced by modern rates when compared to long term ones, since the manifold indirect and direct anthropic influences largely balance each other. - (NF)

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Bollettino della Società geologica italiana / ISSN 0037-8763 / CODEN BOGIAT

Editor : Società geologica italiana, Roma - ITALIE (1882- 2008)

Millesime : 2009, vol. 128, no3 [pp. 655-667]

Bibliographic references : 44 ref.

Collation : 11 fig.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 5205

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