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dc.contributor.authorBooth, Colin A.
dc.contributor.authorFullen, Michael A.
dc.contributor.authorWalden, John
dc.contributor.authorWorsley, Annie T.
dc.contributor.authorMarcinkonis, Saulius
dc.contributor.authorCoker, Akinwale O.
dc.date.accessioned2008-09-24T11:18:47Z
dc.date.available2008-09-24T11:18:47Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Environmental Engineering and Landscape Management, 16(3): 151-158en
dc.identifier.issn1648-6897
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/38106
dc.description.abstractThe use of mineral magnetic concentration parameters (cLF, cARM and SIRM) as a potential particle size proxy for soil samples collected from the Isle of Man (British Isles) is explored as an alternative means of normalizing particle size effects. Comparison of soil-related analytical data by correlation analyses between each magnetic parameter and individual particle size classes (i.e. sand, silt and clay), more discrete intervals within classes (e.g. fine sand or medium silt) and cumulative size fractions (e.g. clay + fine silt) are reported. Both cLF and cARM parameters reveal significant (p <0.05; n = 46), but relatively weak (rs = 0.297 and 0.369), associations with clay content, while cLF, cARM and SIRM parameters have no significant relationship with sand and silt content or any discrete or cumulative size fractions. Contrary to earlier research findings, this indicates that magnetic measurements are not always a suitable particle size proxy and it is only certain environments and/or specific settings that are appropriate for granulometric normalization by this technique. However, if future researchers working in other soil settings can identify a formal predictable relationship, the technique is known to offer a simple, reliable, rapid, sensitive, inexpensive and non-destructive approach that could be a valuable particle size proxy for normalizing particle size effects in soil contamination studies.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVilnius Gediminas Technical Universityen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.jeelm.vgtu.lt/en/lt/3/NR/PUB/13504en
dc.subjectEnvironmental magnetismen
dc.subjectSoil textureen
dc.subjectData normalizingen
dc.subjectParticle size effectsen
dc.subjectSoil pollutionen
dc.subjectPublic healthen
dc.subjectIsle of Manen
dc.titleProblems and potential of mineral magnetic measurements as a soil particle size proxyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1822-4199
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Environmental Engineering and Landscape Managementen
html.description.abstractThe use of mineral magnetic concentration parameters (cLF, cARM and SIRM) as a potential particle size proxy for soil samples collected from the Isle of Man (British Isles) is explored as an alternative means of normalizing particle size effects. Comparison of soil-related analytical data by correlation analyses between each magnetic parameter and individual particle size classes (i.e. sand, silt and clay), more discrete intervals within classes (e.g. fine sand or medium silt) and cumulative size fractions (e.g. clay + fine silt) are reported. Both cLF and cARM parameters reveal significant (p <0.05; n = 46), but relatively weak (rs = 0.297 and 0.369), associations with clay content, while cLF, cARM and SIRM parameters have no significant relationship with sand and silt content or any discrete or cumulative size fractions. Contrary to earlier research findings, this indicates that magnetic measurements are not always a suitable particle size proxy and it is only certain environments and/or specific settings that are appropriate for granulometric normalization by this technique. However, if future researchers working in other soil settings can identify a formal predictable relationship, the technique is known to offer a simple, reliable, rapid, sensitive, inexpensive and non-destructive approach that could be a valuable particle size proxy for normalizing particle size effects in soil contamination studies.


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