Chapter 3. Liberation and Flux of Sediment

  1. Philip A. Allen

Published Online: 2 JUL 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444313574.ch3

Earth Surface Processes

Earth Surface Processes

How to Cite

Allen, P. A. (1997) Liberation and Flux of Sediment, in Earth Surface Processes, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444313574.ch3

Author Information

  1. Department of Geology, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 JUL 2009
  2. Published Print: 4 AUG 1997

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632035076

Online ISBN: 9781444313574



  • weathering processes;
  • silicate minerals;
  • sediment routing system;
  • denudation;
  • exfoliation;
  • insolation weathering;
  • salt weathering - physical breakdown by the precipitation and expansion of salt crystals in rock pores and cracks;
  • chain silicates;
  • chelation - the mobilization of metal cations by organic compounds;
  • data quality variations


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Chapter summary

  • Introduction

  • Weathering and soils

  • Sediment routing systems

  • Sediment and solute fluxes in drainage basins

  • Sediment yield and landscape models

  • Human impact on sediment yield

  • Further reading

  • References