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Investigation of Lake Allos sediments revealed ~160 graded layers, interpreted as flood deposits, over the last 1400 yr. Comparisons with records of historic floods support the interpretation of flood deposits and suggest that most recorded flood events are the result of intense meso-scale precipitation events. As there is no evidence for any major changes(More)
Agricultural pesticide use has increased worldwide during the last several decades, but the long-term fate, storage, and transfer dynamics of pesticides in a changing environment are poorly understood. Many pesticides have been progressively banned, but in numerous cases, these molecules are stable and may persist in soils, sediments, and ice. Many studies(More)
A high-resolution sedimentological and geochemical study of a high-altitude proglacial lake (Lake Blanc, Aiguilles Rouges, 2352m a.s.l.) revealed 195 turbidites, 190 of which are related to flood events over the last 1400 years. We used the coarsest sediment fraction of each turbidite as a proxy for the intensity of each flood event. Because most flood(More)
The reversible conformational change of DNAs and polydeoxyribonucleotides occurring before melting was followed by circular dichroism. deltatheta/deltaT, the rate of change of ellipticity theta with temperature, was used mainly as a measure of this premelting phenomenon. If sodium ions were replaced by tetramethylammonium ions deltatheta/deltaT decreased(More)
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