Romano S.,CNR Institute of Neuroscience |
Romano S.,European Commission - Joint Research Center Ispra |
Mugnai C.,CNR Institute of Neuroscience |
Cu N.H.,IMER Institute of Marine Environment and Resources |
And 8 more authors.
Chemistry and Ecology | Year: 2013
Sediment cores, obtained in 2004-2005 and in 2008 from seven coastal lagoons of Central Vietnam (Lang Co, Nuoc Man, Nuoc Ngot, Thi Nai, O Loan, Thuy Trieu and Dam Nai), were analysed to assess changes in 210Pb, porosity, grain size, and depth distributions of selected major and trace elements (Al, As, Ni, and Zn). The aim was to trace sedimentary processes in areas periodically subject to extreme events. The occurrence of lateral sedimentary inhomogeneities has been hypothesised to explain the differences observed at depth for some tracer profiles, whereas topmost levels present evidence that accounts for the loss of a sediment layer (from 2.0 to 7.5 cm thick) between the two samplings. These losses might be attributed to major typhoons that impacted the coasts of Central Vietnam during the study period. © 2013 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.