Record nummer 1941566
Titel artikel A molluscan perspective on hydrological cycle dynamics in northwestern Europe
Auteur(s) Versteegh, E.A.A. ; Vonhof, H.B. ; Troelstra, S.R. ; Kroon, D.
Tijdschrifttitel Geologie en mijnbouw : orgaan voor officieele mededelingen van het Geologisch-Mijnbouwkundig Genootschap voor Nederland en Kolonien
Deel(Jaar)Nummer 89(2010)1
Paginering 51 - 60
Annotatie(s) 5 fig., 59 refs
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Trefwoorden (cab) geologische sedimentatie / afvoer / geschiedenis / holoceen
Rubrieken Geologie (algemeen)
Publicatie type Artikel
Taal Engels
Toelichting (Engels) Shell aragonite δ18O values of unionid freshwater mussels are applied as a proxy for past river discharges in the rivers Rhine and Meuse, using a set of nine shells from selected climatic intervals during the late Holocene. A single Meuse shell derives from the Subboreal and its δ18O values are similar to modern values. The Rhine specimens represent the Subboreal, the Roman Warm Period and the Medieval Warm Period (MWP). These shells also show averages and ranges of aragonite δ18O values similar to modern specimens. This indicates that environmental conditions such as Rhine river dynamics, Alpine meltwater input and drought severity during these intervals were similar to the 20th century.
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