A multi-elemental study of plant surface particles in relation to geochemistry and biogeochemistry

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doi: 10.1016/0375-6742(80)90019-9
Authors:Horler, D. N. H.; Barber, J.; Barringer, A. R.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Barringer Res., Golden, CO, United States
Volume Title:Journal of Geochemical Exploration
Source:Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 13(1), p.41-50. Publisher: Elsevier, Amsterdam-New York, International. ISSN: 0375-6742
Publication Date:1980
Note:In English. 18 refs.; illus. incl. tables, sketch map
Summary:Surface particulate material, collected from the foliage of gorse (Ulex europaeus L.) at 20 background and mineralized sites in SW England together with soil and herbage samples, were separated into 4 size fractions and all samples analysed for 16 elements by ICP. Regression analysis showed correlation between at least one of the foliar surface-particle fractions and soil concentrations for Cu, Pb, Mn, Zn, Al, Ca, Cr, Fe, Be, Sr, Ba, P and Cd. The foliar surface material consists of local wind-blown soil and regional aerosol particles as well as wax particles, tissue fragments, and salts lost from the plant foliage. The proportions of these particles are variable, being affected by mist and dew, rain, wind abrasion, T, and seasonal factors. [R.J.L.C.]
Subjects:Biogeochemical methods; Clastic sediments; Dust; Geobotanical methods; Geochemical methods; Geochemistry; Metals; Mineral exploration; Particles; Sampling; Sediments; Soils; Statistical analysis; Surveys; Trace elements; Cornwall England; England; Europe; Great Britain; United Kingdom; Western Europe; Gorse; Ore deposits; Soil sampling; Ulex
Coordinates:N500000 N505000 W0041500 W0063000
Abstract Numbers:83M/0599
Record ID:1981010324
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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