Geostatistical analysis of soil contamination in the Swiss Jura.

  title={Geostatistical analysis of soil contamination in the Swiss Jura.},
  author={Olivier Atteia and Jean Paul Dubois and Richard Webster},
  journal={Environmental pollution},
  volume={86 3},
The topsoil of a 14.5 km(2) region of the Swiss Jura has been surveyed to identify the distributions of trace metals in it. The soil was sampled at 366 sites selected by combining a square grid and nesting. Concentrations of seven potentially toxic metals, namely Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn, were measured. Land use and geology (stratigraphy) were also recorded. Variograms were bounded in the range from 110 m to 1500 m with contributions to the variance at all distances exceeding 6 m. The… CONTINUE READING

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