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Spatial and temporal bottom sediment characteristics of Pahang river estuary, Pahang, Malaysia

Abdurahman, Siti Waznah and Yunus, Kamaruzzaman and Ong, Meng Chuan and Zabri, Rina Sharlinda and Md Suhaimi, Mohd Zahir (2010) Spatial and temporal bottom sediment characteristics of Pahang river estuary, Pahang, Malaysia. Oriental Journal of Chemistry, 26 (1). pp. 39-44. ISSN 0970 - 020X (P), 2231-5039 (O)

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Bottom sediment samples from Pahang river- estuary were analyzed for the sediment characteristics in order to understand better sedimentation processes in the estuary. The mean, sorting,skewness and kurtosis values of each sample were determined by the Moment’s method. This study showed that the sediment characteristics were not significantly differ (p > 0.05) with the seasonal changes, except for sorting (p < 0.05). The sediment mean size becomes finer towards the estuarine area with the range of very coarse sand to fine silt. This indicates that the characteristics of deposited sediments at each station are much dependant upon the combination of physical forces such as freshwater run-off, tidal currents and waves.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5410/1953
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pahang river-estuary, sediment characteristics, mean size, sorting, skewness, kurtosis, pre-monsoon, post-monsoon.
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science > Institute of Oceanography and Maritime Studies
Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Biotechnology
Depositing User: Professor Dr. Kamaruzzaman Yunus
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2011 15:54
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2011 03:14
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/1953

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