Adjusting stream-sediment geochemical maps in the Austrian Bohemian Massif by analysis of variance

Mathematical Geology
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The Austrian portion of the Bohemian Massif is a Precambrian terrane composed mostly of highly metamorphosed rocks intruded by a series of granitoids that are petrographically similar. Rocks are exposed poorly and the subtle variations in rock type are difficult to map in the field. A detailed geochemical survey of stream sediments in this region has been conducted and included as part of the Geochemischer Atlas der Republik O??sterreich, and the variations in stream sediment composition may help refine the geological interpretation. In an earlier study, multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) was applied to the stream-sediment data in order to minimize unwanted sampling variation and emphasize relationships between stream sediments and rock types in sample catchment areas. The estimated coefficients were used successfully to correct for the sampling effects throughout most of the region, but also introduced an overcorrection in some areas that seems to result from consistent but subtle differences in composition of specific rock types. By expanding the model to include an additional factor reflecting the presence of a major tectonic unit, the Rohrbach block, the overcorrection is removed. This iterative process simultaneously refines both the geochemical map by removing extraneous variation and the geological map by suggesting a more detailed classification of rock types. ?? 1995 International Association for Mathematical Geology.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Adjusting stream-sediment geochemical maps in the Austrian Bohemian Massif by analysis of variance
Series title Mathematical Geology
DOI 10.1007/BF02083215
Volume 27
Issue 2
Year Published 1995
Language English
Publisher location Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Mathematical Geology
First page 279
Last page 299
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