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Micro-XRF Studies of Sediment Cores


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1. Micro-XRF Studies of sediment cores: A perspective on capability and application in the environmental sciences Rothwell RG, Croudace, IW Part 1 - Marine studies 2. Twenty years of XRF core scanning marine sediments: what do geochemical proxies tell us? Rothwell G, Croudace IW 3. Optimization of ITRAX core scanner measurement conditions for sediments from submarine mud volcanoes Rodriguez-Germade I, Rubio B, Rey D, Vilas F, Lopez-Rodriguez C, Comas M, & Martinez-Ruiz, F 4. Use of calibrated ITRAX data in determining turbidite geochemistry and provenance in Agadir Basin, Northwest African passive marginHunt JE, Croudace IW, MacLachlan S 5. Identification, correlation and origin of multistage landslide events in volcaniclastic turbidites in the Moroccan Turbidite SystemHunt JE, Wynn RB, Croudace IW 6. An empirical assessment of variable water content and grain size on X-ray fluorescence core-scanning measurements of deep-sea sedimentsMacLachlan SE, Hunt JE, Croudace IW Part 2 - Lake and river studies 7. Micro-XRF core scanning in palaeolimnology: recent developmentsDavies SJ, Lamb HF, Roberts S 8. Micro-XRF applications in fluvial sedimentary environments of Britain and Ireland: progress and prospectsTurner JN, Jones AF, Brewer PA, Macklin MG, Rassner SM 9. Estimation of biogenic silica concentrations using scanning XRF: Insights from studies of Lake Malawi sedimentsBrown ET 10. Optimization of Itrax core scanner protocols for the micro X-ray fluorescence analysis of finely laminated sediment: a case study of lacustrine varved sediment from the High ArcticCuven S, Francus P, Cremer JF, Berube F 11. Investigating the use of scanning X-ray fluorescence to locate cryptotephra in minerogenic lacustrine sediment: experimental resultsBalascio NL, Francus P, Bradley RS, Schupack BB, Miller GH, Kvisvik BC, Bakke J, Thordarson T 12. Combined micro-XRF and microfacies techniques for lake sediment analysesDulski P, Brauer A, Mangili C 13. Experiences with XRF-scanning of long sediment recordsOhlendorf C, Wennrich V, Enters D 14. Approaches to water content correction and calibration for XRF core scanning: comparing X-ray scattering with simple regression of elemental concentrationsBoyle JF, Chiverrell RC, Schillereff D Part 3 - Environmental geochemistry and forensic applications 15. X-ray core scanners as an environmental forensics tool: a case study of polluted harbour sediment (Augusta Bay, Sicily)Croudace IW, Romano E, Antonella A, Bergamin L, Rothwell G 16. Modern pollution signals in sediments from Windermere, NW England, determined by micro-XRF and lead isotope analysisMiller H, Croudace IW, Bull JM, Cotterill CJ, Dix JK, Taylor RN 17. ITRAX core scanner capabilities combined with other geochemical and radiochemical techniques to evaluate environmental changes in a local catchment, South Sydney, NSW, AustraliaGadd P, Heijnis H, Chague-Goff C, Zawadzki A, Fierro D, Atahan P, Croudace IW, Goralewski J Part 4 - Technological aspects 18. A geochemical approach to improve radiocarbon-based age-depth models in non-laminated sediment seriesArnaud F, Revillon S 19. Limited influence of sediment grain-size on elemental XRF core scanner measurementsBertrand S, Hughen K, Giosan L 20. Standardisation and calibration of X-radiographs acquired with the ITRAX core scannerFrancus P, Kanamaru K, Fortin D 21. Prediction of geochemical composition from XRF core scanner data: A new multivariate approach including automatic selection of calibration samples and quantification of uncertaintiesWeltje GJ, Bloemsma MR, Tjallingii R, Heslop D, Roehl U, Croudace IW 22. Parameter optimisation for the ITRAX core scannerJarvis S, Croudace IW, Rothwell RG 23. UV-spectral luminescence scanning: technical updates and calibration developmentsGrove CA, Rodriguez-Ramirez A, Merschel G, Tjallingii R, Zinke J, Macia A, Brummer G-J 24. An inter-comparison of XRF scanning analytical methods for lake sedimentsSchillereff DN, Chiverrell RC, Croudace IW, Boyle JF 25. Analysis of coal cores using micro-XRF scanning techniquesKelloway SJ, Ward CR, Marjo CE, Wainwright IE, Cohen DR 26. ItraxPlot: a flexible program to aid rapid visualisation of ITRAX data Croudace IW, Rothwell RGPart 5 - The future of non-destructive core scanning 27. Future developments and innovations in high-resolution core scanningCroudace IW, Rothwell RG

About the Author

Ian Croudace is a geochemist with more than 40 years research experience, holds an academic position at the University of Southampton (Ocean and Earth Science) and is Director of GAU-Radioanalytical. He is a specialist in several branches of analytical geochemistry including X-ray fluorescence spectrometry, gamma ray spectrometry and radioanalytical chemistry and has published more than 135 papers in the international geochemical and chemical literature. During his career he has supervised 26 PhD students on a variety of geochemical topics. He has also co-developed an industry standard instrument for extracting tritium and C-14 from nuclear and related materials. With NOC colleague Guy Rothwell in 2000 he conceived the fundamental design of what became the prototype Itrax X-ray corescanner. He jointly obtained development funding, identified and commissioned the analytical partner (Cox Analytical) and contributed to the realisation of the first Itrax core scanner that emerged in 2003.Guy Rothwell is a marine sedimentologist and Curator of the British Ocean Sediment Core Research Facility (BOSCORF), the UK's national deep-sea core repository, located at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton. He has participated in over 25 research cruises including two legs of the Ocean Drilling Program. He and colleague Ian Croudace conceived of and secured the funds to realise the prototype Itrax core scanner and contributed to its design. He is author of Minerals and Mineraloids in Marine Sediments (Elsevier Applied Science, 1989) and editor of New Techniques in Sediment Core Analysis (Geological Society of London Special Publication, 2006).

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