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DOI 10.1023/A:1005145029916
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Title (Primary) Geostatistical analysis of surface sediments in an acidic mining lake
Author Büttner, O.; Becker, A.; Kellner, S.; Kuehn, B.; Wendt-Potthoff, K. ORCID logo ; Zachmann, D.W.; Friese, K. ORCID logo
Source Titel Water Air and Soil Pollution
Year 1998
Department SEEFO; GM
Volume 108
Issue 3-4
Page From 297
Page To 316
Language englisch

An exact morphometric description of Mining Lake: I I I, Brandenburg, Germany, was obtained after a new survey in 1996 by the staff of the water research department. Volume and surface area of ML111 were calculated based on values of this survey. An actual bathymetric map was created from the datapool which was the basis for the selection of sampling sites where we obtained sediment cores to describe the geochemistry of the lake sediments. Principal Component Analysis (PCA) was carried out to examine patterns and similarities between concentrations of different heavy metals. The patterns are different for the three basins within the lake. The spatial distributions of 12 elements in the sediment surface were estimated with a geostatistical procedure (Ordinary Kriging) as well as with a conventional interpolation method. The structure found with PCA was confirmed by the plots from spatial interpolation. Due to the complexity of the lake morphometry and bathymetry 66 sediment cores taken at 47 sampling sites were not sufficient to reduce the spatial variance distributions to acceptable values.

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Büttner, O., Becker, A., Kellner, S., Kuehn, B., Wendt-Potthoff, K., Zachmann, D.W., Friese, K. (1998):
Geostatistical analysis of surface sediments in an acidic mining lake
Water Air Soil Pollut. 108 (3-4), 297 - 316 10.1023/A:1005145029916