(BirminghamMeeting of the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers (SEDAAG) en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Historical disturbance and contemporary floodplain development along an Ozark River, Southwest Missouri

published at : Physical geography of medium-sized rivers, focusing on the Southeastern and South-Central United States. Part I

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

OWEN M.R. (1) ; PAVLOWSKY R.T. (1) ; WOMBLE P.J. (2) ;
(1) Ozarks Environmental and Water Resources Inst., Missouri State Univ., Springfield, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Sierra Nevada Research Inst., Univ. of California, Merced, ETATS-UNIS


This study characterizes the distribution and thickness of historical overbank sedimentation along the upper James River through topographic surveys, subsurface floodplain sediment sampling, and historical aerial photo analysis. Stratigraphic markers used for this study include buried soils, metal tracers from mining operations, and cesium-137. Results are discussed for the period 1830-2010. Apparently, Ozark rivers responded quickly to land disturbance, but recovery has lagged, perhaps due to decreased sediment loads following agricultural conversion to pasture and implementation of soil conservation practices



Meeting of the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers (SEDAAG), Birmingham , ETATS-UNIS ()

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1980)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 32, no 5 [pp. 423-444]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : fig., tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20106

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