Holocene floodplain sediment storage and hillslope erosion within the Rhine catchment

  title={Holocene floodplain sediment storage and hillslope erosion within the Rhine catchment},
  author={Thomas Hoffmann and Gilles Erkens and Kim M. Cohen and Peter Houben and Jochen Seidel and Richard Dikau},
  journal={The Holocene},
  pages={105 - 118}
The response of fluvial systems to land use and climate change varies depending on catchment size. While forcing-response mechanisms of small catchments are reasonably well understood, the response of larger drainage basins is less clear. In particular, the impact of land use and climate change on the Rhine system is poorly understood because of the catchment size (185 000 km2) and the long history of human cultivation, which started approximately 7500 years ago. A sediment budget is calculated… 

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