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The determination of sediment acceration rate using 210Pb in Johore Coastal Water, Malaysia

Yunus, Kamaruzzaman and Mohamad Shazili, Noor Azhar and H.A.G, Norhizam and K.Y.S., Willison (2010) The determination of sediment acceration rate using 210Pb in Johore Coastal Water, Malaysia. Pertanika Journal of Science and Technology, 18 (1). pp. 1-6. ISSN 0128-7680

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Ocean sediments give information on the paleoclimatic evolution in the geological past which gives detailed information on both the age of the sediments and both paleoceanographic and paleoclimatic conditions during sedimentation. One possible way to date sediments is with 210Pb method which can be used to date sediments up to 100 years. In this study, two core samples labelled as JB15 and JB17 were collected using pledging corer, analysed and measured for the activity of 209Po and 210Po using the alpha spectrometer. Applying the methods, average sedimentation rates for JB15 and JB17 were calculated as 0.38 cmyr-1 and 0.43 cmyr-1, respectively. Assuming that the sedimentation rate values are accurate, this might imply that the sediments at the depth of 30 cm were deposited 70 years ago.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5410/1972
Uncontrolled Keywords: Johore coastal water, 210Pb, sedimentation rate
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science > Institute of Oceanography and Maritime Studies
Depositing User: Professor Dr. Kamaruzzaman Yunus
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2012 09:56
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2012 09:58
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/1972

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