Record details

    Contamination history of suspended river sediments accumulated in oxbow lakes over the last 25 years (Morava River, Danube catchment area), Czech Republic
    Bábek, Ondřej
    Faměra, Martin
    Franců, Juraj
    Hilscherová, Klára
    Holoubek, Ivan
    Klánová, Jana
    Machát, Jiří
    Nehyba, Slavomír
    Zeman, Josef
Publication type
    článek v periodiku
Source title - serial
    Journal of Soils and Sediments
    Roč. 8, č. 3
Thesaurus term
    Alluvial sediments
    Danube catchment area
    Heavy metals
    Morava River
    Oxbow lakes
    Persistent organic pollutants
    Reservoir deposits
    River sediments
    Sediment dating
Abstract (in english)
   Background, Aims and Scope. Embankment of meandering river systems in many industrial areas results in formation of artificial oxbow lakes that may act as perennial or intermittent traps for river sediments. Their deposits can be dated using a combination of historical and stratigraphic data, providing a good means to study historical records of contamination transported by rivers. Contamination history over the last few decades is of special significance for Central and Eastern Europe as it can reflect high pollutant levels in the second half of the 20th century and the subsequent improvement after the fall of the Iron Curtain. The purpose of this study was to investigate recent sediments of an oxbow lake of the Morava River, Czech Republic, their stratigraphic records, sediment architecture and history of contamination. Materials and Methods. Seven ground penetrating radar (GPR) profiles and three sediment cores up to four m deep were studied.
    MU Brno, Přírodovědecká fakulta
Contributor code
    MU, PřF
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Import date
    8. 8. 2012