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Lake Sediments

Special Publication 2 of the IAS

Lake Sediments
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Proceedings of a symposium held at the H. C. Orsted Institute, University of Copenhagen, 12-13 August 1977. Sponsored by the International Association of Sedimentologists and the Societas Internationalis Limnologiae.

Research on lake sediments really began towards the end of the last century. In
Europe, lakes in Switzerland received the attention of scientists from the mid nineteenth century, with early work concerned with water circulation and chemistry, and then later with the lake sediments themselves. Research by Forel (1886-1892) demonstrated the presence of channels and levies on the Rhone delta in Lake Geneva. These Forel attributed to the underflow of sediment-laden river water, In the early part of this century Nipkow (1920, 1928) sampled the bottom sediments of lake Zurich and, although primarily interested in the flora, described rhythmically laminated sediment ...
Wiley; April 2009
298 pages; ISBN 9781444303704
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