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Measurements of210Pb,137Cs, organic carbon and trace elements in sediments of the Illinois and Mississippi rivers

Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry Articles

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DOI: 10.1007/BF02055021

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Abstract

Radiometric dating of sediment accumulations by137Cs and210Pb has been successfully initiated in the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers. Sedimentation rates measured at 13 locations range from 0.7 to 3.6 cm/y. Chemical analysis has been completed for up to 45 major and trace elements in core samples. The upper Illinois River contains higher metal levels than the Mississippi River. The amount of carbon (energy) lost to sediments in large floodplain rivers is estimated between 370 and 4000 g/m2/y. ?? 1987 Akade??miai Kiado??.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Measurements of210Pb,137Cs, organic carbon and trace elements in sediments of the Illinois and Mississippi rivers
Series title:
Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry Articles
DOI:
10.1007/BF02055021
Volume
110
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1987
Language:
English
Publisher location:
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry Articles
First page:
197
Last page:
205
Number of Pages:
9