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Large to medium-scale sediment budget models : the Alpenrhein as a case study

Hinderer, Matthias (2003):
Large to medium-scale sediment budget models : the Alpenrhein as a case study.
In: Long term hillslope and fluvial system modelling : concepts and case studies from the Rhine river catchment / ed. Andreas Lang ..., Berlin [u.a.], Springer, pp. 137-156, [Book Section]

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Abstract

Based on a sediment budget of the Alpenrhein valley and Lake Constance for the Late Glacial and the Holocene, a concept of largescale sediment budgets for the entire drainage basin of the Rhine River is presented. In particular the following approaches are recommended: (1) Study of sediment volumes in representative quasi-closed subsystems or quantification of losses, (2) upscaling by defining uniform subcatchments using GIS, (3) tracing individual events in floodplain sediments which can be correlated throughout large parts of the river system to secure stratigraphic correlations, and (4) finally calculation of a simplified total budget for the entire system (e.g. Holocene) using approaches (1) to (3). Despite many uncertainties in establishing sediment budgets for open systems, sediment budgets provide the only “hard” data to validate computer simulations of sediment fluxes in the past.

Item Type: Book Section
Erschienen: 2003
Creators: Hinderer, Matthias
Title: Large to medium-scale sediment budget models : the Alpenrhein as a case study
Language: English
Abstract:

Based on a sediment budget of the Alpenrhein valley and Lake Constance for the Late Glacial and the Holocene, a concept of largescale sediment budgets for the entire drainage basin of the Rhine River is presented. In particular the following approaches are recommended: (1) Study of sediment volumes in representative quasi-closed subsystems or quantification of losses, (2) upscaling by defining uniform subcatchments using GIS, (3) tracing individual events in floodplain sediments which can be correlated throughout large parts of the river system to secure stratigraphic correlations, and (4) finally calculation of a simplified total budget for the entire system (e.g. Holocene) using approaches (1) to (3). Despite many uncertainties in establishing sediment budgets for open systems, sediment budgets provide the only “hard” data to validate computer simulations of sediment fluxes in the past.

Title of Book: Long term hillslope and fluvial system modelling : concepts and case studies from the Rhine river catchment / ed. Andreas Lang ...
Series Name: Lecture notes in earth sciences
Number: 101
Place of Publication: Berlin [u.a.]
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3-540-00982-5
Divisions: 11 Department of Materials and Earth Sciences
11 Department of Materials and Earth Sciences > Earth Science
11 Department of Materials and Earth Sciences > Earth Science > Applied Sedimentary Geology
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