Source and Sediment

A Case Study of Provenance and Mass Balance at an Active Plate Margin (Calabria, Southern Italy)

  • Hillert Ibbeken
  • Ruprecht Schleyer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Introduction

    1. Hillert Ibbeken, Ruprecht Schleyer
      Pages 1-3
  3. The Source

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Hillert Ibbeken, Ruprecht Schleyer
      Pages 6-14
    3. Hillert Ibbeken, Ruprecht Schleyer
      Pages 15-29
    4. Hillert Ibbeken, Ruprecht Schleyer
      Pages 30-45
    5. Hillert Ibbeken, Ruprecht Schleyer
      Pages 46-50
    6. Hillert Ibbeken, Ruprecht Schleyer
      Pages 51-64
    7. Hillert Ibbeken, Ruprecht Schleyer
      Pages 65-80
    8. Hillert Ibbeken, Ruprecht Schleyer
      Pages 81-88
    9. Hillert Ibbeken, Ruprecht Schleyer
      Pages 89-109
  4. From the Source to the River-Mouth Sediment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Hillert Ibbeken, Ruprecht Schleyer
      Pages 112-123
    3. Hillert Ibbeken, Ruprecht Schleyer
      Pages 124-142
    4. Hillert Ibbeken, Ruprecht Schleyer
      Pages 143-146
    5. Hillert Ibbeken, Ruprecht Schleyer
      Pages 147-155
  5. River-Mouth Sediment and Provenance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Hillert Ibbeken, Ruprecht Schleyer
      Pages 158-170
    3. Hillert Ibbeken, Ruprecht Schleyer
      Pages 171-191
  6. Processes, Budget and Statistical Comparison

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193

About this book

Introduction

Deciphering provenance - this is the study of how far geology, geomorphology and climate of a source, a mountainous area, may be reconstructable from its erosional products released to the sea; from gravel and sand, from silt, sand, clay which recombine to form a new cycle of rocks. The purpose of this book is to give a quantitative picture of both source and sediment and the masses involved in the flux of material; based on a modern case study in Calabria, southern Italy, a mountain range which is part of an active plate margin. High erosion rates in the past (200mm/ka), and dramatic ones at present (1500mm/ka), make the area a powerful source of sediment comparable to orogenic conditions of the geological past. The book presents the first systematic, quantitative and data-bank supported study - here a larger source with small rivers and their sedimentary products - of the complex topic of provenance of terrigenous sediments and related mass balances at an active plate margin. It may serve as an orientation for corresponding research in other plate tectonic realms.

Keywords

Digitalisierung Geomorphologie Provenienz Sediment Sedimentologie Statistik erosion geomorphology provenance sedimentology silt

Authors and affiliations

  • Hillert Ibbeken
    • 1
  • Ruprecht Schleyer
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für GeologieFreie Universität BerlinBerlin 33Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-76165-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-76167-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-76165-2
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