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Proceedings of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences An open-access publication for refereed proceedings in hydrology

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Proc. IAHS, 375, 29-34, 2017
http://www.proc-iahs.net/375/29/2017/
doi:10.5194/piahs-375-29-2017
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03 Mar 2017
The potential for gamma-emitting radionuclides to contribute to an understanding of erosion processes in South Africa
Ian D. L. Foster et al.

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The paper explores existing data bases relating to erosion and sediment transport in South Africa. It identifies a number of problems with using these and stresses the need to supplement existing data with a novel approach based on the use of sediments accumulating in small farm dams. These could provide directly comparable data by identifying a common time line in all dams using a radioactive fallout isotope called Caesium-137 that was first liberated into the global atmosphere in the 1950s.
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