Use of discriminant analysis for classification of strata in sedimentary successions

Douglas M. Hawkins, Stephen E. Rasmussen

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Abstract

The technique of instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA) has been used to analyze chip samples of geological material for 12 elements. Discriminant analysis has been used to classify the unknown chip samples to the correct stratum in a sedimentary succession.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-177
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of the International Association for Mathematical Geology
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 1973

Keywords

  • classification
  • discriminant analysis
  • geochemistry
  • numerical taxonomy

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