Lake Sediments: Chemical Composition and Some Aspects of Their Formation and Diagenesis

  • Ronald S. Rosich
  • Peter Cullen

Abstract

Sediments are a major sink for chemical components of water bodies. As part of on-going limnological studies of two man-made, urban lakes in Canberra (Cullen et al., 1978a, b and Rosich et al., 1978), the chemistry of the sediments has been studied for comparison with other lakes and to attempt to elucidate some of the processes that control the formation of sediments and transformations within sediments. The biological availability of sediment components is an important issue, especially in water management, and the results of some studies of nutrient availability are presented in Rosich and Cullen (1980).

Keywords

Biomass Zinc Phosphorus Manganese Phytoplankton 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronald S. Rosich
    • 1
  • Peter Cullen
    • 1
  1. 1.Water Studies Group School of Applied ScienceCanberra College of Advanced EducationBelconnenAustralia

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