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A sediment budget for the Ganga-Brahmaputra catchment

Wasson, Robert J

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Published data are used to construct an approximate sediment budget for the 1.656 x 106 km2 catchment of the Ganga and Brahmaputra rivers. From these data, it has not been possible to identify the major sources of sediment. Recently published Nd/Sr tracer results suggest that the High Himalaya is the main source of sediment, providing for the first time a focus for more detailed research on the role of land use and other factors in the generation of sediment. Much is yet to be learned about...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/77239
Source: Current Science

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