Accession Number:

ADA434429

Title:

Methods for Measuring Sedimentation Rates in Bottomland Hardwood (BLH) Wetlands

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

This note describes four methods that can be used to measure sedimentation rates in BLH forests and other wetland systems. Time are a modified sediment trap method, called a sediment disk use of a feldspar clay marker horizon use of 137cesium for dating cores and a dendrogeomorphic method. The advantages and disadvantages of the methods are discussed and their application to wetland regulation and evaluation considered.

Subject Categories:

  • Forestry
  • Ecology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE