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Title (Primary) Technique, analysis routines, and application of direct push-driven in situ color logging
Author Hausmann, J.; Dietrich, P.; Vienken, T.; Werban, U.;
Journal Environmental Earth Sciences
Year 2016
Department MET;
Volume 75
Issue 11
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T53;
Keywords Color logging tool; In situ; Soil color; Direct 32 push; Colorimeter
UFZ wide themes RU5;
Abstract Color data are a useful proxy for soil/sediment parameterization since they reflect material characteristics. We introduce direct push color logging for real-time and depth-resolved, in situ colorimetric record of colors in unconsolidated sediments in terrestrial environments. Until now, no routines exist on how to handle highly resolved (mm-scale) data. To develop such routine, we transform colorimetric data (CIEXYZ) into color surrogates of selected color spaces (CIExyZ, CIEL*a*b*, CIEL*c*h*, sRGB). We obtain interpretable color logs over depth by filtering with Haar and Daublet4 wavelet functions. We verify the approach, according to repeatability of in situ sediment color measurements, with related lithological determination gathered by state-of-the-art direct push-based cone penetration testing and soil sampling data. The developed routine is appropriate for unambiguous transformation of color data into interpretable color surrogates and filtering small-scale variability. We observe that soil color logs are repeatable and proved to correlate with lithological/chemical changes. Thus, the technique allows enhanced profiling by means of providing a reproducible high-resolution parameter for analysis of soil/sediment characteristics. This opens potential new areas of application and new outputs for in situ-obtained colorimetric data in and beyond geotechnical site characterization.
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Persistent UFZ Identifier https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=17481
Hausmann, J., Dietrich, P., Vienken, T., Werban, U. (2016):
Technique, analysis routines, and application of direct push-driven in situ color logging
Environ. Earth Sci. 75 (11), art. 957