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TitleAssessing Recent Soil Erosion Rates through the Use of Beryllium-7 (Be-7) [electronic resource] / edited by Lionel Mabit, William Blake
ImprintCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2019
Edition 1st ed. 2019
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Descript VII, 69 p. 26 illus., 7 illus. in color. online resource


This open access book is the first comprehensive guideline for the beryllium-7 (Be-7) technique that can be applied to evaluate short-term patterns and budgets of soil redistribution in agricultural landscapes. While covering the fundamental and basic concepts of the approach, this book distinguishes itself from other publications by offering step-by-step instructions on how to use this isotopic technique effectively. It covers experimental design considerations and clear instruction is given on data processing. As accurate laboratory measurement is crucial to ensure successful use of Be-7 to investigate soil erosion, a full chapter is devoted to its specific determination by gamma spectrometry. This open access contribution further describes new developments in the Be-7 technique and includes a concluding chapter highlighting its potential benefits to support the implementation of area-wide soil conservation policy


Foreword -- Chapter 1. The use of beryllium-7 as a soil and sediment tracer -- Chapter 2. How to design a beryllium-7 based soil distribution study at the field scale: a step-by-step approach -- Chapter 3. Measurement of 7Be in environmental materials -- Chapter 4. Conversion of 7Be activity concentrations into soil and sediments redistribution amounts -- Chapter5. Research into practice – linking 7Be evidence to land management policy change for improved food security

Agriculture Soil conservation Physical geography Natural resources Agriculture. Soil Science & Conservation. Environmental Science and Engineering. Physical Geography. Natural Resources.


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