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Toward generalizable sediment fingerprinting with tracers that are conservative and nonconservative over sediment routing timescales
Journal of Soils and Sediments (2014)
  • Patrick Belmont, Utah State University
  • Jane K. Willenbring
  • Shawn P. Schottler
  • Karthik Kumarasamy
  • Jay M. Hemmis
Abstract
We show that measurements of conservative and nonconservative tracers (e.g., long- and short-lived radionuclides) can provide spatially integrated, yet temporally discrete, insights to constrain sediment sources and channel–floodplain exchange at the river network-scale. Fingerprinting that utilizes nonconservative tracers requires that the nonconservative behavior is predictable and verifiable.
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Publication Date
June, 2014
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11368-014-0913-5
Publisher Statement
DOI 10.1007/s11368-014-0913-5
Citation Information
Belmont, P., Willenbring, J.K., Schottler, S.P. et al. J Soils Sediments. 2014. Toward generalizable sediment fingerprinting with tracers that are conservative and nonconservative over sediment routing timescales. Journal of Soils and Sediments 14(8):1479-1492. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11368-014-0913-5