Developments in paleoenvironmental research
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Contents: 1 Micro-XRF Studies of Sediment Cores: A Perspective on Capability and Application in the Environmental Sciences / R. Guy Rothwell and Ian W. Croudace. - PART 1 MARINE STUDIES. - 2 Twenty Years of XRF Core Scanning Marine Sediments: What Do Geochemical Proxies Tell Us? / R. Guy Rothwell and Ian W. Croudace. - 3 Optimization of Itrax Core Scanner Measurement Conditions for Sediments from Submarine Mud Volcanoes / Isabel Rodríguez-Germade, Belén Rubio, Daniel Rey, Federico Vilas, Carmen F. López-Rodríguez, Maria Carmen Comasand Francisca Martínez-Ruiz. - 4 Use of Calibrated ITRAX XRF Data in DeterminingTurbidite Geochemistry and Provenance in Agadir Basin, Northwest African Passive Margin / James E. Hunt, Ian W. Croudace and Suzanne E. MacLachlan. - 5 Identification, Correlation and Origin of Multistage Landslide Events in Volcaniclastic Turbidites in the Moroccan Turbidite System / James E. Hunt, Russell B. Wynn and Ian W. Croudace. - 6 An Empirical Assessment of Variable Water Content and Grain-Size on X-Ray Fluorescence Core-Scanning Measurements of Deep Sea Sediments / Suzanne E. MacLachlan, James E. Hunt and Ian W. Croudace. - PART 2 LAKE AND RIVER STUDIES. - 7 Micro-XRF Core Scanning in Palaeolimnology: Recent Developments / Sarah J. Davies, Henry F. Lamb and Stephen J. Roberts. - 8 Micro-XRF Applications in Fluvial Sedimentary Environments of Britain and Ireland: Progress and Prospects / Jonathan N. Turner, Anna F. Jones, Paul A. Brewer, Mark G. Macklin and Sara M. Rassner. - 9 Estimation of Biogenic Silica Concentrations Using Scanning XRF: Insights from Studies of Lake Malawi Sediments / Erik T. Brown. - 10 Optimization of Itrax Core Scanner Protocols for the Micro X-Ray Fluorescence Analysis of Finely Laminated Sediment: A Case Study of Lacustrine Varved Sediment from the High Arctic / Stéphanie Cuven, Pierre Francus, Jean François Crémerand Francis Bérubé. - 11 Investigating the Use of Scanning X-Ray Fluorescence to Locate Cryptotephra in Minerogenic Lacustrine Sediment: Experimental Results / Nicholas L. Balascio, Pierre Francus, Raymond S. Bradley, Benjamin B. Schupack, Gifford H. Miller, Bjørn C. Kvisvik, Jostein Bakke and Thorvaldur Thordarson. - 12 Combined [My]-XRF and Microfacies Techniques for Lake Sediment Analyses / Peter Dulski, Achim Brauer and Clara Mangili. - 13 Experiences with XRF-Scanning of Long Sediment Records / Christian Ohlendorf, Volker Wennrich and Dirk Enters. - 14 Approaches to Water Content Correction and Calibration for [My]XRF Core Scanning: Comparing X-ray Scattering with Simple Regression of Elemental Concentrations / John F. Boyle, Richard C. Chiverrell and Dan Schillereff. - PART 3 ENVIRONMENTAL GEOCHEMISTRY AND FORENSIC APPLICATIONS. - 15 X-Ray Core Scanners as an Environmental Forensics Tool: A Case Study of Polluted Harbour Sediment (Augusta Bay, Sicily) / Ian W. Croudace, Elena Romano, Antonella Ausili, Luisa Bergamin and R. Guy Rothwell. - 16 Modern Pollution Signals in Sediments from Windermere, NW England, Determined by Micro-XRF and Lead Isotope Analysis / Helen Miller, Ian W. Croudace, Jonathan M. Bull, Carol J. Cotterill, Justin K. Dix and Rex N. Taylor. - 17 ITRAX Core Scanner Capabilities Combined with Other Geochemical and Radiochemical Techniques to Evaluate Environmental Changes in a Local Catchment, South Sydney, NSW, Australia / P. Gadd, H. Heijnis, C. Chagué-Goff, A. Zawadzki, D. Fierro, P. Atahan, Ian W. Croudace and J. Goralewski. - PART 4 TECHNOLOGICAL ASPECTS. - 18 A Geochemical Approach to Improve Radiocarbon-Based Age-Depth Models in Non-laminated Sediment Series / Fabien Arnaud and Sidonie Révillon. - 19 Limited Influence of Sediment Grain Size on Elemental XRFCore Scanner Measurements / Sébastien Bertrand, Konrad Hughen and Liviu Giosan. - 20 Standardization and Calibration of X-Radiographs Acquired with the ITRAX Core Scanner / Pierre Francus, Kinuyo Kanamaru and David Fortin. - 21 Prediction of Geochemical Composition from XRF Core Scanner Data: A New Multivariate Approach Including Automatic Selection of Calibration Samples and Quantification of Uncertainties / G. J. Weltje, M. R. Bloemsma, R. Tjallingii, D. Heslop, U. Röhl and Ian W. Croudace. - 22 Parameter Optimisation for the ITRAX Core Scanner / Stuart Jarvis, Ian W. Croudace and R. Guy Rothwell. - 23 UV-Spectral Luminescence Scanning: Technical Updates and Calibration Developments / Craig A. Grove, Alberto Rodriguez-Ramirez, Gila Merschel, Rik Tjallingii, Jens Zinke, Adriano Macia and Geert-Jan A. Brummer. - 24 An Inter-comparison of [My]XRF Scanning Analytical Methods for Lake Sediments / Daniel N. Schillereff, Richard C. Chiverrell, Ian W. Croudace and John F. Boyle. - 25 Analysis of Coal Cores Using Micro-XRF Scanning Techniques / Sarah J. Kelloway, Colin R. Ward, Christopher E. Marjo, Irene E. Wainwright and David R. Cohen. - 26 ItraxPlot: An Intuitive Flexible Program for Rapidly Visualising Itrax Data / Ian W. Croudace and R. Guy Rothwell. - PART 5 THE FUTURE OF NON-DESTRUCTIVE CORE SCANNING. - 27 Future Developments and Innovations in High-ResolutionCore Scanning / Ian W. Croudace and R. Guy Rothwell. - Index.
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This volume presents papers on the use of micro-XRF core scanners in palaeoenvironmental research. It contains a broad ranging view of instrument capability and points to future developments that will help contribute to higher precision elemental data and faster core analysis. Readers will find a diverse range of research by leading experts that have used micro-XRF core scanners in a wide range of scientific applications. The book includes specific application papers reporting on the use of XRF core scanners in a variety of marine, lacustrine, and pollution studies. In addition, coverage also examines practical aspects of core scanner usage, data optimisation, and data calibration and interpretation. In a little over a decade, micro-XRF sediment core scanners have made a substantive contribution to palaeoenvironmental research. Their impact is based on their ability to rapidly, non-destructively, and automatically scan sediment cores. Not only do they rapidly provide important proxy data without damaging samples, but they can obtain environmental data at decadal, annual, and even sub-annual scales. This volume will help both experienced and new users of these non-destructive core scanners take full advantage of one of the most powerful geochemical screening tools in the environmental scientist's toolbox
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