Marine Geoscience Data System
LIS2:Sediments Chemistry:Sediment
Shapefile of processed results from surface x-ray florescence (XRF) analysis of sediment grab samples, Long Island Sound mapping project Phase II
Sediment grab samples were taken in summer of 2017 and 2018 using a modified van Veen grab sampler. A sub-sample of the top two centimeters was taken for further lab analysis. Dried and homogenized splits of the samples were analyzed for chemical composition using an Innov-X Alpha series 4000 XRF (Innov-X Systems, Woburn, MA). The results of the measurements are presented as ppm. The XRF analytical protocol included the following elements: P, S, Cl, K, Ca, Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn As, Se, Br, Rb, Sr, Zr, Mo, Ag, Cd, Sn, Sb, I, Ba, Hg, Pb, Bi, Th, and U. However, only Cl, K, Ca, Ti, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Cu, Zn, As, Br, Rb, Sr, Zr and Pb were consistently present at levels above background detection in surficial sediments collected in the LIS Phase II area. The data is presented here as an ESRI shapefile. There is an accompanying Excel spreadsheet. Funding was provided by the Long Island Sound Mapping Fund administered cooperatively by the EPA Long Island Sound Study and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP).
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Van Veen
Pritchard (Boat)
Stony Brook University
The data have been processed/modified to a level beyond that of basic quality control (e.g. final processed sonar data, photo-mosaics).

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