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Chemical composition of river sediments from the Indian sub-continent
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Abstract
River sediments from all of the major drainage basins (except the Indus) in the Indian sub-continent were collected and analysed by thin-film X-ray fluorescence technique (XRF) to determine their chemical composition. On the basis of analysis of more than 120 samples, average chemical compositions of river-borne sediments from the Indian sub-continent have been calculated. Also, average concentration values for sediments from each of the river basins, and the sub-continent average and the inter-basin differences are discussed in relation to weathering processes in the drainage basins. Comparisons have been made with the chemistry of sediments from the Bay of Bengal (which receives the bulk of sediments delivered by Indian rivers). Our observations are discussed in the light of average chemical composition of world-river sediments and the world surface rock exposed for continental weathering.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Chemical geology / European Association for Geochemistry. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 1985
ISSN
0009-2541
Volume/pages
48(1985), p. 271-280
ISI
A1985AFW3500022
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