Association between magnetic properties and element concentrations of Liverpool street dust and its implications


Xie, Shanju, Dearing, John A., Boyle, John F., Bloemendal, Jan and Morse, Andrew P. (2001) Association between magnetic properties and element concentrations of Liverpool street dust and its implications. Journal of Applied Geophysics, 48, (2), 83-92. (doi:10.1016/S0926-9851(01)00081-7).

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Ninety-seven street dust samples were collected in a sampling period and 19 sites were revisited. Comparison between 97 sites and 19 revisited sites, using t-test and one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA), suggests that representative magnetic properties, and mean values of some element concentrations and the organic matter content may be obtained with a small number of samples from a sampling period of one or several days. Correlation analysis and factor analysis were applied to investigate associations between magnetic properties and between magnetic properties and element concentrations. The results suggest mixed contributions of magnetic material from urban and natural sources, probably mainly urban sources. Finally, this study may suggest a possible approach for source identification of magnetic material in pollution studies.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0926-9851 (print)
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Keywords: magnetic properties, element concentrations, spatial and temporal variations, street dust
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GB Physical geography
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Geography > Environmental Processes and Change
ePrint ID: 55634
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:38
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/55634

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