(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

An investigation of element ratios for assessing suspended-sediment sources in small agricultural basins

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

JURACEK K.E. (1) ;
(1) U.S. Geological Survey, Kansas, Lawrence, ETATS-UNIS


In this study, 253 element ratios were assessed to determine which, if any, were potentially useful for sediment-source determinations in 6 small agricultural basins in northeastern Kansas, USA. Samples of surface soils (cropland and grassland), channel banks, and reservoir bottom sediments were collected, analyzed for 23 elements, and compared. Of the 253 element ratios assessed, only the Co/Pb and Co/Zn ratios were substantially and consistently different between the channel banks and surface soils for all 6 basins. The results show that additional research is needed to ascertain whether or not the use of Co/Pb and Co/Zn ratios as tracers is widely applicable or restricted to specific terrestrial environments


Article of periodic

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1980)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 33, no1 [pp. 50-67]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.

Collation : 2 fig., 5 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20106

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.2747/0272-3646.33.1.50

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