A peat profile record of recent environmental events in the South Pennines (UK)

Hutchinson, SM ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0072-1062 and Armitage, RP ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7569-425X 2009, 'A peat profile record of recent environmental events in the South Pennines (UK)' , Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, 199 (1-4) , pp. 247-259.

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This study investigates the impact of accidental fires and the record of recent environmental change held within a long peat core taken on Burbage Moor in the south Pennines (UK). The core has been subjected to mineral magnetic, heavy metal (via inductively coupled plasma–optical emission spectroscopy) and radiometric analyses. It may be subdivided into three zones reflecting the infilling of a basin-like depression and reveals pre-industrial conditions and the impact of recent atmospheric particulate pollution. Peak concentrations of heavy metals are relatively high (e.g., peak Pb concentration is 1,124 mg kg−1). However, the mineral magnetic and heavy metal depth profiles may have been affected by post-depositional changes. The core has been influenced by drainage and a number of moor fires. The area was extensively burnt in 1976, though assessing the impact of this event is problematic, due to the perturbed nature of the profile and the inability to provide a reliable chronology.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences > Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Water, Air, and Soil Pollution
Publisher: Springer
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0049-6979
Depositing User: Users 29196 not found.
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2011 16:33
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 14:01
URI: https://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/19274

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