The Mersey Estuary : sediment geochemistry

Ridgway, J.; Bee, E.; Breward, N.; Cave, M.; Chenery, S.; Gowing, C.; Harrison, I.; Hodgkinson, E.; Humphreys, B.; Ingham, M.; Jarrow, A.; Jenkins, G.; Kim, A.; Lister, R.T.; Milodowski, A.; Pearson, S.; Rowlands, K.; Spiro, B.; Strutt, M.; Turner, P.; Vane, C. ORCID: 2012 The Mersey Estuary : sediment geochemistry. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 206pp. (RR/10/002)

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This report describes a study of the geochemistry of the Mersey estuary carried out between April 2000 and December 2002. The study was the first in a new programme of surveys of the geochemistry of major British estuaries aimed at enhancing our knowledge and understanding of the distribution of contaminants in estuarine sediments. The report first summarises the physical setting, historical development, geology, hydrography and bathymetry of the Mersey estuary and its catchment. Details of the sampling and analytical programmes are then given followed by a discussion of the sedimentology and geochemistry. The chemistry of the water column and suspended particulate matter have not been studied, the chief concern being with the geochemistry of the surface and near-surface sediments of the Mersey estuary and an examination of their likely sources and present state of contamination.

Item Type: Publication - Report
Programmes: BGS Programmes 2010 > Marine Geoscience
ISBN: 9780852727119
Funders/Sponsors: NERC
Date made live: 01 Mar 2012 16:08 +0 (UTC)

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