Paired lake catchment studies: a framework for investigating chemical fluxes in small drainage basins

I. D.L. Foster, J. A. Dearing, S. M. Charlesworth, L. A. Kelly

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    Abstract

    Sediment yields for two contrasting lake catchments in the English Midlands have been calculated from 1765 to 1982 and 1861 to 1982 respectively. Chemical analysis has been performed on the sediments to examine changes in the concentration and flux of calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, iron, manganese, aluminium, copper, nickel, zinc and lead in total digests and extractable calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium and phosphorus in the same sediments. It is shown that the chemical analyses may be used to interpret and quantify atmospheric pollution, rates of movement and sources of minerogenic sediment and the intensification of land use in an agricultural ecosystem.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)115-133
    Number of pages19
    JournalApplied Geography
    Volume7
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1987

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Forestry
    • Geography, Planning and Development
    • Environmental Science(all)
    • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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