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Use of caesium-137 measurements to investigate erosion and sediment sources within a small drainage basin in the Loess Plateau of China



Use of caesium-137 measurements to investigate erosion and sediment sources within a small drainage basin in the Loess Plateau of China



Hydrological Processes 3(4): 317-323



The contributions of sediment from different geomorphological units within a small basin in the Loess Plateau were determined using caesium-137 as a tracer. The mean caesium-137 content of sediment originating from the hill area, where sheet and rill erosion are predominant, was 3.37 Bq kg-1, whereas no caesium-137 was detected in the sediment originating from the gully area where gullying and gravitational erosion are predominant.

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DOI: 10.1002/hyp.3360030403


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