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Influence of lake basin morphology on recent sedimentation rates based on the example of Lake Raduńskie Górne, N Poland
- Czarnecka, Karolina, Dworniczak, Janusz
- Limnological review 2016 v.16 no.3 pp. 121-128
- lakes, lead, models, radionuclides, sediments, spectroscopy, watersheds, Poland
- The study relates to the use of the ²¹⁰Pb method for determining sedimentation rates, sedimentation accumulation rates and identifying post-depositional processes. The analysis was based on seven cores of recent sediments collected from different parts of Lake Raduńskie Górne, which is a typical channel lake with diverse bottom morphology. We used alpha spectrometry to determine ²¹⁰Pb activities in sediment samples and a CF:CS dating model to obtain mean sediment accumulation rates. The results show significant differences between coring sites with highest values in the deepest part of the lake and lowest within the shallow and flat bottom areas. The reason for such a large diversity is the lake basin morphology, e.g. steep slopes and complex configuration of the lake bottom, most probably responsible for the post-depositional sediment replacements.