Effects of Geomorphology on the Distribution of Metal Abundance in Salt Marsh Sediment

  title={Effects of Geomorphology on the Distribution of Metal Abundance in Salt Marsh Sediment},
  author={Si Chen and Raymond Torres},
  journal={Estuaries and Coasts},
  • Si Chen, R. Torres
  • Published 21 March 2012
  • Environmental Science
  • Estuaries and Coasts
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of salt marsh geomorphology on the distribution of surface metal content. Surface sediment samples (46) were taken along two transects across an intertidal salt marsh island. Abundance of Ca, Al, Fe, Ni, Cr, Cu, Zn, Rb, Sr, As, and Zr vary up to 300 % with statistically significant differences along transects and between transects. Along transect, metal abundances are strongly influenced by elevation and distance from the subtidal channel… 
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