(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Geochemical traces of flood layers in the fluvial sedimentary archive; implications for contamination history analyses

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BÁBEK O. (1 2) ; FAMĚRA M. (1 2) ; HILSCHEROVÁ K. (3) ; KALVODA J. (1) ; DOBROVOLNÝ P. (4) ; SEDLÁČEK J. (1 2) ; MACHÁT J. (3) ; HOLOUBEK I. (3) ;
(1) Dep. of Geological Sciences, Masaryk Univ., Brno, TCHEQUE, REPUBLIQUE
(2) Dep. of Geology, Palacký Univ., Olomour, TCHEQUE, REPUBLIQUE
(3) Research Center for Toxic Compounds in the Environment, Masaryk Univ., Brno, TCHEQUE, REPUBLIQUE
(4) Dep. of Geography, Masaryk Univ., Brno, TCHEQUE, REPUBLIQUE


The AA. studied 3 cores from a well-dated sediment archive from an oxbow lake of the River Morava, Czech Republic, using a high-resolution (1 cm) multiproxy stratigraphic analysis and a concentration of selected heavy metals. The aim was to investigate how the vertical distribution of pollutants could be affected by episodic flood sedimentation in archives with high sedimentation rates. The long-term trends exhibit decreasing concentrations of most heavy metals for the last 25 years, most notably between 1987 and 1992. These historical patterns correspond well to the significant improvement in environmental pollution reported elsewhere in Central Europe. In contrast, concentrations of Na have systematically increased up until the present, partly being driven by the widespread use of de-icing salt for winter road treatmen


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2011, vol. 87, no2 [pp. 281-290]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 8 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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