(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Assessing heavy metal contamination in soils of the Zagreb region (Northwest Croatia) using multivariate geostatistics

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SOLLITTO D. (1) ; ROMIC M. (2) ; CASTRIGNANÒ A. (1) ; ROMIC D. (2) ; BAKIC H. (2) ;
(1) CRA - SCA, Bari, ITALIE
(2) Univ., Fac. of Agriculture, Zagreb, CROATIE


Topsoil samples were collected in the Zagreb area (Northwest Croatia) and the total contents of trace and major elements were determined. A multivariate geostatistical analysis was used to estimate soil chemical composition variability. Factorial Kriging Analysis (FKA) was used to investigate the scale-dependent correlation structure of some variables by modelling co-regionalization of 10 chemical variables, co-kriging specific factors and mapping them. Results and discussion. The methodology used has proved to be a useful tool to separate geological and anthropogenic causes of variation in soil heavy metal content and to identify common pollution sources.


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2010, vol. 80, no3 [pp. 182-194]

Bibliographic references : 32 ref.

Collation : 7 fig., 5 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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