Paleohydrologic phenomena recorded by lake sediments

Earth and Space Science
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Hydrologic phenomena are dynamic, so their understanding and prediction are difficult and challenging. Many are cyclic, ranging from diurnal, seasonal, and annual cycles to climatic fluctuations of many hundreds or thousands of years. Predicting the magnitude and recurrence intervals of long-term fluctuations of these phenomena is a primary concern of hydrologists. The best data upon which to base predictions are those that directly measure a hydrologic phenomenon, such as stream discharge, lake level, and precipitation. Programs for collection of these data over a large area on a scientific basis, however, are less than 100 years old-not a very sound statistical base for predicting events that have recurrence intervals of at least that long.


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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Paleohydrologic phenomena recorded by lake sediments
Series title Earth and Space Science
DOI 10.1029/EO058i004p00188
Volume 58
Issue 4
Year Published 1977
Language English
Publisher American Geophysical Union
Publisher location Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s) Minnesota Water Science Center
Description 9 p.
First page 188
Last page 196
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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