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Title
Preliminary studies on the geochemistry of the Cauvery river basin
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Abstract
Samples of water and sediments were collected over a three year period from the entire region of Cauvery river basin excluding the estuary. On the basis of our observations, we have calculated the average composition of the Cauvery river at several locations from the catchment to the river mouth, the downstream profile of sediment load, annual erosion rates, solute and sediment fluxes and have predicted on long term changes. The sediment chemistry was determined by x-ray fluorescence (xrf) technique, and calculated mean compositions of the Cauvery and its tributary bed and the suspended sediment were compared to those of world average river sediments. Downstream profiles of some of the elements appear to be controlled by size and mineralogical characteristics besides local factors specific to the location of the samples. Interelemental relationships indicated good correlation among the transition elements indicating their co-genetic behaviour within the drainage basin.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences: earth and planetary sciences. - Bangalore City
Publication
Bangalore City : 1985
ISSN
0253-4126
Volume/pages
94:2(1985), p. 99-110
ISI
A1985ARL3300004
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