Magnetic properties of agricultural topsoils of the Isle of Man: their characterization and classification by factor analysis

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/8777
Title:
Magnetic properties of agricultural topsoils of the Isle of Man: their characterization and classification by factor analysis
Authors:
Booth, Colin A.; Fullen, Michael A.; Walden, John; Smith, John P.; Hallett, Michael D.; Harris, John; Holland, Kim
Abstract:
A classification system for land potential in agricultural use has identified five soil categories on the Isle of Man (British Isles), based on the nature and properties of parent materials. Each soil category has been sampled and analyzed in terms of mineral magnetic characteristics. This article describes these compositional data and uses multivariate statistics to determine whether Manx soil types can be classified on the basis of their mineral magnetic characteristics. Magnetic data indicate the soils contain low to moderate quantities of magnetic minerals, are dominated by low-coercivity (e.g., ferrimagnetic) mineral types, and contain a range of magnetic domain sizes. Soil parent material is identified as the primary source of magnetic minerals, but parent material texture does not influence magnetic domain size. Multivariate data analysis suggests that mineral magnetic characteristics are appropriate for distinguishing between Manx soil categories and, thus, indicates the generic potential of mineral magnetic methodologies in such studies.
Citation:
Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 36(9-10): 1241-1262
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Issue Date:
2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/8777
Additional Links:
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a714011104~db=all
Submitted date:
2007-02-22
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Metadata only
ISSN:
0010-3624; 1532-2416 (Online)
Appears in Collections:
Plant and Environmental Research Group; Construction and Infrastructure

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBooth, Colin A.-
dc.contributor.authorFullen, Michael A.-
dc.contributor.authorWalden, John-
dc.contributor.authorSmith, John P.-
dc.contributor.authorHallett, Michael D.-
dc.contributor.authorHarris, John-
dc.contributor.authorHolland, Kim-
dc.date.accessioned2007-02-22T15:52:20Z-
dc.date.available2007-02-22T15:52:20Z-
dc.date.issued2005-
dc.date.submitted2007-02-22-
dc.identifier.citationCommunications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 36(9-10): 1241-1262en
dc.identifier.issn0010-3624-
dc.identifier.issn1532-2416 (Online)-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/8777-
dc.descriptionMetadata only-
dc.description.abstractA classification system for land potential in agricultural use has identified five soil categories on the Isle of Man (British Isles), based on the nature and properties of parent materials. Each soil category has been sampled and analyzed in terms of mineral magnetic characteristics. This article describes these compositional data and uses multivariate statistics to determine whether Manx soil types can be classified on the basis of their mineral magnetic characteristics. Magnetic data indicate the soils contain low to moderate quantities of magnetic minerals, are dominated by low-coercivity (e.g., ferrimagnetic) mineral types, and contain a range of magnetic domain sizes. Soil parent material is identified as the primary source of magnetic minerals, but parent material texture does not influence magnetic domain size. Multivariate data analysis suggests that mineral magnetic characteristics are appropriate for distinguishing between Manx soil categories and, thus, indicates the generic potential of mineral magnetic methodologies in such studies.en
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a714011104~db=all-
dc.subjectEnvironmental magnetismen
dc.subjectSoil textureen
dc.subjectMultivariate Analysisen
dc.subjectSoil discriminationen
dc.subjectIsle of Manen
dc.subjectTopsoilen
dc.titleMagnetic properties of agricultural topsoils of the Isle of Man: their characterization and classification by factor analysisen
dc.typeArticleen
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