A factor analytic approach to the identification of geomorphic processes from soil particle size characteristics

East T.J. (1985) A factor analytic approach to the identification of geomorphic processes from soil particle size characteristics. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 10 5: 441-463. doi:10.1002/esp.3290100505


Author East T.J.
Title A factor analytic approach to the identification of geomorphic processes from soil particle size characteristics
Journal name Earth Surface Processes and Landforms   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1096-9837
Publication date 1985-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/esp.3290100505
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 10
Issue 5
Start page 441
End page 463
Total pages 23
Subject 3305 Geography, Planning and Development
1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing
1901 Art Theory and Criticism
Abstract Q‐mode factor analysis of soil particle size data is used to identify the three dominant geomorphic processes responsible for the spatial variability of particle size in a catchment on the basaltic Darling Downs landsurface. Three factors are shown to account for 95 per cent of the textural variability of a suite of transported and sedentary materials. The spatial characteristics of groups of samples associated with the three factors suggests that the three factors are associated with suspended sediment transport and deposition, weathering, and bedload transport and deposition respectively. These interpretations are supported by the detailed graphical analysis of the cumulative particle size curves. The spatially variable influence of the three factors and related processes is given by their respective factor loadings which are mappable for the surface layer materials. Copyright
Keyword Australia
Darling Downs
Factor analysis
Multivariate statistics
Particle size
Q-Index Code C1
Institutional Status Unknown

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