Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 4:00AM - 5:00AM
University of British Columbia
Terrestrial sediment yield - customarily measured as suspended sediment load in stream channels - scales with drainage area. This factor has not customarily been recognized, rendering most comparisons of sediment yield from disparate source areas invalid. Scaling varies according to landscape condition and can, in fact, be used to provide a general interpretation of that condition. In most environments, recent sediment yield has been dominated by human activity, a circumstance that has, I propose, given rise to overly simplified interpretations of sediment yield.
Refreshments served at 3:30 p.m. on the 3rd floor before the talk.