(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Geochemical Landscape Analysis: Development and Application to the Risk Assessment of Acid Mine Drainage. A Case Study in Central Sweden

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

Jordan Gyozo (1) ; Szucs Andrea (2) ;
(1) Geological Institute of Hungary, Budapest, Hungary
(2) Geological Institute of Hungary, Budapest, Hungary,Uppsala University, Institute for Earth Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden


Acid mine drainage containing toxic contaminants is a major cause of landscape degradation at numerous historic mine sites in Europe. Risk assessment of acid mine drainage and related polluted lands requires an approach that is able to study the complexity of pollution emissions and impacted landscapes. The objective of this paper is to link geochemical contaminant fate modelling and landscape analysis for the risk assessment of acid mine drainage along the source-pathway-receptor chain. A simple geochemical landscape analysis tool is developed using landscape ecology spatial analysis and geochemical modelling methods. A case study is presented for the analysis of geochemical landscapes in central Sweden. Results show that the method can be used efficiently for the risk assessment of toxic mine contaminants in the complex wetland landscape in the study area.


Article of periodic

published at : Landscape research / ISSN 1469-9710

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1976)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 36, no2 [pp. 231-261]
Published in 20110401



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : 10.1080/01426397.2010.547569

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