(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Soils in the semi-arid area of the El Melah Lagoon (NE Tunisia) - Variability associated with a closing evolution

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

PRUDÊNCIO M.I. (1) ; DIAS M.I. (1) ; RUIZ F. (2) ; WAERENBORGH J.C. (1) ; DUPLAY J. (3) ; MARQUES R. (1) ; FRANCO D. (1) ; BEN AHMED R. (3) ; GOUVEIA M.A. (1) ; ABAD M. (2) ;
(1) Inst. Tecnológico e Nuclear, Sacavém, PORTUGAL
(2) Dep. Geodinámica y Paleontología, Univ., Huelva, ESPAGNE
(3) Centre de Géochimie de la Surface, UMR 7517 CNRS/ULP, Strasbourg, FRANCE


Soils of the semi-arid area of the El Melah coastal lagoon (NE Tunisia), with a closing evolution dynamic, were studied aiming: (1) the chemical and mineralogical characterization of surface and subsurface layers of soil profiles from locations previously submerged and of soils developed on dunes; (2) to evaluate the dependence on the environment conditions of the geochemical patterns of the soils; and (3) to determine chemical and mineralogical variations with the emersion of the sediments resulting from the decrease in the extent of the area permanently covered by water in the lagoon. The compositional results obtained showed significant differences depending on the environment (littoral plain, old dunes and sandy spit), but soils of the different environmental zones studied do not appear to be significantly polluted as far as trace elements are concerned


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 80, no1 [pp. 9-22]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 13 fig., 6 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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