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Sampling soil and sediment depth profiles at a fine resolution with a new device for determining physical, chemical and biological properties : the Fine Increment Soil Collector (FISC)

Mabit. L., and Meusburger, Katrin and Iurian, A. R. and Owens, P. N. and Toloza, A. and Alewell, Christine. (2014) Sampling soil and sediment depth profiles at a fine resolution with a new device for determining physical, chemical and biological properties : the Fine Increment Soil Collector (FISC). Journal of soils and sediments, Vol. 14, H. 3. pp. 630-636.

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Abstract

Purpose Many environmental investigations (empirical and modelling) and theories are based on reliable information onthe depth distribution of physical, chemical and biological properties in soils and sediments. However, such depth profilesare not easy to determine using current approaches, and, consequently, new devices are needed that are able to samplesoils and sediments at fine resolutions. Materials and methods We have designed an economic, portable,hand-operated surface soil/sediment sampler—the FineIncrement Soil Collector (FISC)—which allows for the close control of incremental soil/sediment sampling and for easyrecovery of the material collected by a simple screw-thread extraction system. This innovative sampling system was developedoriginally for the beryllium-7 (7Be) approach in soil and sediment redistribution research. To ensure reliable estimatesof soil erosion and sediment deposition from 7Be measurements, the depth distribution of this short-lived fallout.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Umweltwissenschaften > Umweltgeowissenschaften > Umweltgeowissenschaften (Alewell)
UniBasel Contributors:Alewell, Christine and Meusburger, Katrin
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1439-0108
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Last Modified:27 Mar 2014 13:13
Deposited On:27 Mar 2014 13:13

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