(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Bank erosion in fifteen tributaries in the glaciated Upper Susquehanna Basin of New York and Pennsylvania

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

NAGLE G.N. (1) ; FAHEY T.J. (1) ; WOODBURY P.B. (2) ; RITCHIE J.C. (3) ;
(1) Cornell Univ., Dep. of Natural Resources, New York, Ithaca, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Cornell Univ., Dep. of Crop and Soil Sciences, New York, Ithaca, ETATS-UNIS
(3) USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Hydrology and Remote Sensing Lab., Maryland, Beltsville, ETATS-UNIS


The AA. examine the contribution of bank erosion in a suite of 15 rural tributaries in the glaciated Upper Susquehanna. They utilize a relatively simple method of fingerprinting sediment sources by comparing the concentrations of the nuclear bomb-derived radionuclide 137 Cs in fluvial sediment samples collected from channel margins with sediment from cultivated fields and stream banks. They discuss the processes driving bank erosion in this region, examine the effects of legacy sediments and early settlement-era mill dams on sediment storage and bank erosion, and compare sediment-generating processes to those previously documented for the southern Susquehanna basin


Article of periodic

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

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

Millesime : 2012, vol. 33, no3 [pp. 229-251]

Bibliographic references : 6 p.

Collation : 5 fig., 3 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20106

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