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    Depositional rates and dating techniques of modern deposits in the Brno reservoir (Czech Republic) during the last 70 years
    Franců, Eva
    Kirchner, Gerald
    Nehyba, Slavomír
    Nývlt, Daniel
    Schkade, Uwe
Publication type
    článek v periodiku
Source title - serial
    Journal of Paleolimnology
    Roč. 45, č. 1
Thesaurus term
    Reservoir deposits, Radiometric dating, Depositional rate, Hydrological changes, Human impact
Abstract (in english)
   Facies analysis, magnetic susceptibility, and analysis of grain size, TOC content and isotopes were used to determine the history of the modern deposits of the Brno reservoir. The sedimentary succession can be subdivided into two main units. The lower unit is formed predominantly by medium to coarse-grained silty sands and is interpreted as a fluvial succession deposited before the Svratka River was dammed. The upper unit consists of brownish planar laminated silts and rarely of clayey or sandy silts and is interpreted as a product of the reservoir deposition. The concentrations of 238U reflect the history of uranium mining in the upper part of the Svratka River catchment. Concentrations of 137Cs show two marked peaks, the upper corresponds to the year 1986, and the lower one to the year 1963. The mean depositional rate for the time period of 1939-1963 is 3.1 cm year-1; 3.4 cm year-1 between 1963 and 1986 and 3.2 cm year-1 for the time period of 1986-2007.
    Česká geologická služba
Contributor code
    ČGS (RIV)
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Import date
    15. 10. 2014