Meuse river data set
This data set gives locations and topsoil heavy metal concentrations, along with a number of soil and landscape variablesat the observation locations, collected in a flood plain of the river Meuse, near the village of Stein (NL). Heavy metal concentrations are from composite samples of an area of approximately 15 m x 15 m.
row.names refer to the original sample number.
Soil units were mapped with a minimum delination width of 150 m, and so somewhat generalize the landscape.
Approximate equivalent World Reference Base 2002 for Soil Resources names are: Rd10A Gleyic Fluvisols; Rd90C Haplic Fluvisols; Bkd26 Haplic Luvisols. Units Rd90C and Bkd26 have winter groundwater > 80cm, summer > 120cm depth.
M G J Rikken and R P G Van Rijn, 1993. Soil pollution with heavy metals - an inquiry into spatial variation, cost of mapping and the risk evaluation of copper, cadmium, lead and zinc in the floodplains of the Meuse west of Stein, the Netherlands. Doctoraalveldwerkverslag, Dept. of Physical Geography, Utrecht University
P.A. Burrough, R.A. McDonnell, 1998. Principles of Geographical Information Systems. Oxford University Press.
Stichting voor Bodemkartering (STIBOKA), 1970. Bodemkaart van Nederland : Blad 59 Peer, Blad 60 West en 60 Oost Sittard: schaal 1 : 50 000. Wageningen, STIBOKA.
data(meuse) summary(meuse) coordinates(meuse) <- ~x+y proj4string(meuse) <- CRS("+init=epsg:28992")