Particle-size related, mineral magnetic source sediment linkages in the Rhode River catchment, Maryland, USA

Oldfield, Frank and Maher, Barbara and Donghue, J and Pierce, J (1985) Particle-size related, mineral magnetic source sediment linkages in the Rhode River catchment, Maryland, USA. Journal of the Geological Society, 142 (6). pp. 1035-1046. ISSN 0016-7649

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Abstract

Characterization of both the source materials and the bottom sediments of an estuary by magnetic characters, on a particle size basis, allows the source of the bottom sediments to be determined and indicates a shift in sediment sources, corresponding to changing land-use patterns. The major source of the sediments in the lower part of cores from the middle of the estuary is eroding shorelines. Soil-derived particulates, from the uplands, dominate the upper part of the cores. This change in source occurred in the early part of the 19th century. The magnetic character of the most recent sediments suggests a progressive depletion, through time, of the upland soils in the finest fractions.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of the Geological Society
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/libraryofcongress/ge
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
ID Code: 53664
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 24 Apr 2012 08:03
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2019 16:34
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/53664

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