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Cosmogenic Nuclide Laboratory and Geomorphology Research Group

Oregon Coast Range Erosion Rates



Our first project for the UVM lab was sampling and analysis of sediment the Drift Creek watershed in the Oregon Coast Range. Here, we measured erosion rates similar to those determined by other methods of analysis and demonstrated that even in terrain affected by shallow translational landsliding, cosmogenic nuclides can be used to estimate rates of erosion.
Project Support
NSF Sediment transport in large drainages EAR-9396261
Proposal Project Summary (download pdf)
People Working on this Project
Paul Bierman
Marc Caffee
Erik Clapp
Tom Dunne
Robert Finkel
Alan Gillespie
Jennifer Larsen
Susan Nies
Abstracts Related to this Project

Bierman, P., Clapp, E., Massey, C., and Caffee, M., 1999, Tracing sediment through drainage basins with cosmogenic radionuclides, 10Be and 26Al: International Conference on Drainage Basin Dynamics and Morphology, p. 8. (download pdf)

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