Elucidating suspended sediment dynamics in a glacierized catchment after an exceptional erosion event: The Djankuat catchment, Caucasus Mountains, Russia

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Abstract

The sediment dynamics of (peri-)glacial catchments can be highly variable and complex. Understanding these dynamics and their underlying causes is not only of interest from a scientific perspective but also required to address the practical problems with which they are often associated. In order to better understand the sediment dynamics of glaciated mountainous catchments, suspended sediment fluxes in the 9.1 km² Djankuat catchment (North Caucasus, Russia) were monitored intensively during the 2017 ablation season.

Publication
Tsyplenkov A, Vanmaercke M, Collins AL, Kharchenko S, Golosov V. 2021. Elucidating suspended sediment dynamics in a glacierized catchment after an exceptional erosion event: The Djankuat catchment, Caucasus Mountains, Russia. CATENA 203: 105285 DOI: 10.1016/j.catena.2021.105285
Anatoly Tsyplenkov
Anatoly Tsyplenkov
Junior Scientist

My research interests include sediment budget, soil erosion and mountain hydrology

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