Tracing fine-sediment using artificial radionuclides

Greenwood, Philip. (2012) Tracing fine-sediment using artificial radionuclides. In: Geomorphological Techniques, Chapter 3, Section 5.2. UK, pp. 1-10.

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The environmental characteristics of many artificial gamma-emitting radionuclides provide a number of distinct advantages over other forms of fine-sediment tracer that are readily exploitable when undertaking erosion investigations. This makes them particularly effective for accurately measuring the movement of small quantities of fine-sediment, especially in low-energy environments where soil movement is commensurately slow, or for measuring erosion rates over short (i.e. event-based) timescales. The major advantages and disadvantages associated with their use as tracers are outlined and briefly discussed. Three examples of tracing applications using caesium-134 (134Cs) and cobalt-60 (60Co) are summarised in order to highlight their versatility and demonstrate the diverse ways in which they can be used in field- and laboratory-based investigations.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Umweltwissenschaften > Geowissenschaften > Physiogeographie und Umweltwandel (Kuhn)
UniBasel Contributors:Greenwood, Philip
Item Type:Book Section, refereed
Book Section Subtype:Further Contribution in a Book
Publisher:British Society for Geomorphology (BSG)
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Book item -- Edition: Section 5.2
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