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Title: The influx of black magnetic spherules to the lakes of the English Lake District
Author: A. Millington
Document Type: Monograph
The project undertaken during the period 18-2-85 to 23-8-85 was to determine whether the influx of Black Magnetic Spherules (B.M.S.) into lakes was directly from the atmosphere or via the catchment. The method of solution of this problem was to collect samples of sediment from a number of lakes. These samples were analysed for B.M.S. and the flux to the lake surface calculated. A statistical link between the fluxes for several lakes would show the input to be independant of the catchment area (and type) of the lake (since lakes with widely differing catchments were to be studied ). This would give reasonable proof that input was primarily atmospheric and did not include material from the catchment.
Publisher: Freshwater Biological Association
Publication Date: 1985
Publication Place: Ambleside
Subject Keywords: LakesMagnetic propertiesSedimentsAnthropogenic factorsSediment samplingAnalysis
Geographic Keywords: WastwaterWindermereBlelham Tarn
Extent: 11; + figures
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