International Union of Geological Sciences Manual of Standard Methods for Establishing the Global Geochemical Reference Network.
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Adánez Sanjuan, P.
Caritat, P. de
Prieto Rincón, G.
Pages515pp. & Appendices
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“Everything in and on the Earth - mineral, animal and vegetable - is made from one, or generally some combination of, the natural chemical elements occurring in the rocks of the Earth’s crust and the surficial materials derived from them. Everything that is grown, or made, depends upon the availability of the appropriate elements. The existence, quality and survival of life depends upon the availability of elements in the correct proportions and combinations. Because natural processes and human activities are continuously modifying the chemical composition of our environment, it is important to determine the present abundance and spatial distribution of the elements across the Earth’s surface in a much more systematic manner than has been attempted hitherto” (Darnley et al., 1995, p.x). Although such a global database is urgently needed for multi-purpose use, the systematic attempt is still in its infancy because of the non-existence of a manual of comprehensive and standardised method.....
PublisherInternational Union of Geological Sciences Commission on Global Geochemical Baselines
Series;NrInternational Union of Geological Sciences Commission on Global Geochemical Baselines Special Publication;2
CitationDemetriades, A., Johnson, C.C., Smith, D.B., Ladenberger, A., Adánez Sanjuan, P., Argyraki, A., Stouraiti, C., Caritat, P. de, Knights, K.V., Prieto Rincón, G. & Simubali, G.N. (Eds) (2022) International Union of Geological Sciences Manual of Standard Methods for Establishing the Global Geochemical Reference Network. Athens, Greece, International Union of Geological Sciences Commission on Global Geochemical Baselines, 515 pp. & Appendices. ( IUGS Commission on Global Geochemical Baselines, Special Publication, 2). DOI: https://doi.org/10.25607/OBP-1939