Geochemical landscape analysis: Development and application to the risk assessment of acid mine drainage. A Case study in central Sweden
2011 (English)In: Landscape research, ISSN 0142-6397, E-ISSN 1469-9710, Vol. 36, no 2, 231-261 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Acid mine drainage containing toxic contaminants is a major cause of landscape degradation at numerous historic mine sites in Europe. Risk assessment of acid mine drainage and related polluted lands requires an approach that is able to study the complexity of pollution emissions and impacted landscapes. The objective of this paper is to link geochemical contaminant fate modelling and landscape analysis for the risk assessment of acid mine drainage along the source-pathway-receptor chain. A simple geochemical landscape analysis tool is developed using landscape ecology spatial analysis and geochemical modelling methods. A case study is presented for the analysis of geochemical landscapes in central Sweden. Results show that the method can be used efficiently for the risk assessment of toxic mine contaminants in the complex wetland landscape in the study area.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 36, no 2, 231-261 p.
Acid mine drainage (amd), Environmental assessment, Geochemical modelling, Landscape geochemistry, Mine contamination, Risk assessment
Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-94660DOI: 10.1080/01426397.2010.547569ISI: 000288671000007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-94660DiVA: diva2:168587