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  Information - GM19 Quantifying and modelling human and climate controlled sediment dynamics (co-listed in CL)

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It is well known that variability in sediment production and sediment transport rates are controlled by climate and human-induced land us change. However, traditionally most paleo-environmental studies that address these issues are restricted to detailed stratigraphical records with limited spatial representation. It often remains unclear to what extent climatic events and/or human actions have impacted sediment fluxes in the landscape. Quantitative information is needed for a better understanding of how environmental change drives landscape evolution. A growing number of studies use a sediment budget approach to address sediment dynamics at the catchment or river basin scale. New developments in spatial modelling of erosion and sediment transport for the first time enable simulating historic sediment fluxes. Quantitative data on sediment fluxes are needed to validate the model approaches. Papers are invited that address sediment budgets at different spatial and temporal scales, either through a detailed analysis of sedimentary records or through modelling. Papers are also welcome that address the changing importance of alluvial and colluvial sediment storage through time, or the temporal variability in sediment delivery ratios.

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