Multivariate discriminant analysis of sub-Antarctic Deep-Sea sediments
Multivariate discriminant analysis of sediment grain-size data from a series of sub-Antarctic deep-sea sedimentary cores has yielded equations which differentiate between terrigenous, siliceous, and calcareous components. As a test of the methods, grain-size distribution data for 106 specimens from two sedimentary cores were examined using discriminant-predictive equations. A modified discriminant technique is used. The predicted sediment groups for these samples are in good agreement with independent microscopic observations. It is proposed that multivariate discriminant analysis of grain-size data provides automated data collection and rapid diagnosis of sedimentary type for restricted regions. This, in turn, facilitates genetic interpretations of sedimentary texture and depositional processes. © 1974 Geological Society of America.
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Bulletin of the Geological Society of America
Huang, T., Ellwood, B., & Hanumara, R. (1974). Multivariate discriminant analysis of sub-Antarctic Deep-Sea sediments. Bulletin of the Geological Society of America, 85 (11), 1821-1824. https://doi.org/10.1130/0016-7606(1974)85<1821:MDAOSD>2.0.CO;2