Nile River sediment fluctuations over the past 7000 yr and their key role in sapropel development

@inproceedings{Krom2002NileRS,
  title={Nile River sediment fluctuations over the past 7000 yr and their key role in sapropel development},
  author={Michael David Krom and Uk J. Daniel Stanley and Robert A. Cliff and Jamie C. Woodward},
  year={2002}
}
The provenance pattern of Nile River sediments can be used as a proxy for paleoclimatic changes in East Africa. The 87Sr/86Sr ratios are particularly appropriate for such provenance investigations, because the White Nile drains predominantly crystalline basement rocks, whereas the Blue Nile and Atbara flow off the Ethiopian Highlands, which consist of Tertiary volcanic rocks. A high-resolution profile of 87Sr/86Sr and Ti/Al ratios from a well-dated core in the Nile Delta shows a close… CONTINUE READING

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