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Title: Development and erosion in the Brazilian Amazon: A geochronological case study
Authors: Forsberg, Bruce Rider
Godoy, José Marcus de Oliveira
Victória, Reynaldo Luiz
Martinelli, Luiz Antônio
Keywords: Agricultural Yield
Floodplain Lake
Geochronological Case Study
Hydro-electric Plant
Brazil, Amazon
Brazil, Amazon, Rondonia, Jamari
Brazil, Rondonia, Jamari Basin
Issue Date: 1989
metadata.dc.publisher.journal: GeoJournal
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: Volume 19, Número 4, Pags. 399-405
Abstract: A 210Pb chronology of sedimentation in a small floodplain lake in the Jamari river basin (Rondonia, Brazil) provided insight into the relationship between development and erosion in the Brazilian Amazon. Positive correlations between increased sedimentation in the lake and levels of deforestation and mining in the Jamari basin suggested a major increase in erosion associated with these activities. This increase in erosion could diminish agricultural yields in the basin and significantly reduce the useful life of a hydro-electric plant recently built on the river. © 1989 Kluwer Academic Publishers.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1007/BF00176909
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