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palaeohydrology


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The study of the structure and dynamics of the water cycle in the geological past. See Schettler et al. (2006) Boreas 35, 4 and A. Issar (2003), both on the Holocene. The extraction of hydrological information from geomorphological evidence in drainage basins is not straightforward; erosion and sedimentation complicate the alluvial record.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.


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