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APPLICATION OF X-RAY ELECTRON PROBE MICROANALYSIS FOR SNOW COVER GEOCHEMICAL MONITORING IN LAKE BAIKAL REGION

AUTHOR/S: O. BELOZEROVA, G. KOROLEVA
Sunday 1 August 2010 by Libadmin2010

10th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference - SGEM2010, www.sgem.org, SGEM2010 Conference Proceedings/ ISBN 10: 954-91818-1-2, June 20-26, 2010, Vol. 2, 419-426 pp

ABSTRACT

The solid snow cover sediments were investigated by X-ray electron probe
microanalysis (EPMA) with the aim of geochemical monitoring in Lake Baikal Region.
The detailed study on the micron level of phase and chemical composition variations of
solid sediments from monitoring profile at different degree of anthropogenic stress
allows identification of basic pollution sources and evaluation of their influence on the
environment of the region. Thus, the data of investigation of snow cover, as indicator
towards the change of industrial situation in region allows estimating environment
pollution, its evolution and evolution of the background.

Keywords: X-ray electron probe microanalysis, snow cover sediments, geochemical monitoring, environment pollution