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The determination of 210Pb in the sediments: sedimentation rates from the Terengganu coastal waters, Malaysia

Yunus, Kamaruzzaman and Ong, Meng Chuan (2010) The determination of 210Pb in the sediments: sedimentation rates from the Terengganu coastal waters, Malaysia. Current World Environment, 5 (1). pp. 9-14. ISSN 0973-4929

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Detail 210Pb analysis of two core samples collected with a gravity corer from the coastal water of Terengganu South China Sea has provided a chronology of the sediments identifying the subtle yet distinct variations in recent sedimentation. This investigation of recent sedimentation with the use of 210Pb analyses is a part of an overall study to examine and quantify past and present patterns and rates of sedimentation, revealing how deposition environments and their morphological structure transform. To assess the recent to sub-recent depositional processes in the Terengganu coastal water, a detailed sediment analysis was conducted. The activities of natural radionuclide 210Pb along with the 208Po tracer were measured by Alpha Spectrometry to estimate sedimentation rate and mass accumulation rate. The highest accumulation rates were recorded near the Terengganu river estuary, seem to be controlled by several addition factors that modulate the settling particles, such as onshore precipitation and river runoff and the lower rates near the island.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5410/1947
Uncontrolled Keywords: 210pbm Sedimentation, Alpha Spectrometry.
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Biotechnology
Kulliyyah of Science > Institute of Oceanography and Maritime Studies
Depositing User: Professor Dr. Kamaruzzaman Yunus
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2011 15:09
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2011 16:02
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/1947

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