Recent sedimentation of sediments in the coastal waters of Peninsular Malaysia

Che Abd. Rahim Mohamed, Zal Ulyun Wan Mahmood, Zaharuddin Ahmad

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Sediment core samples were collected at nine stations in the coastal Peninsular Malaysia using a box corer for estimation of sedimentation rates based on the contents of 210Pb, 226Ra and 228Ra in bulk sediments. The core sediments were generally composed of homogenous mud especially in the west coast Peninsular Malaysia (Malacca Straits) sampling stations. Sedimentation rates calculated using models of 210Pb, 226Ra, 228Ra and 210Pb/226 Ra ratios fluctuated in the range 0.20-0.42, 0.08-0.44, 0.12-0.45 and 0.06-0.45 cm year-1 respectively, with highly sedimentation rate for the stations located in the Malacca Straits. The geography of Malacca Straits was a closed system where the water flows, in general, come from the north to the south during monsoon season and received also large input from the Sumatra Island in Indonesia and the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. But in the east coast Peninsular Malaysia (Sunda Shelf) sector had influence from the northeast and southwest monsoon, and input also from the western Pacific region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-36
Number of pages10
JournalPollution Research
Volume27
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Keywords

  • Coastal sediment
  • Sedimentation rate model
  • Sunda shelft and Malacca Straits

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  • Water Science and Technology
  • Pollution

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Recent sedimentation of sediments in the coastal waters of Peninsular Malaysia. / Mohamed, Che Abd. Rahim; Mahmood, Zal Ulyun Wan; Ahmad, Zaharuddin.

In: Pollution Research, Vol. 27, No. 1, 2008, p. 27-36.

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Mohamed, Che Abd. Rahim ; Mahmood, Zal Ulyun Wan ; Ahmad, Zaharuddin. / Recent sedimentation of sediments in the coastal waters of Peninsular Malaysia. In: Pollution Research. 2008 ; Vol. 27, No. 1. pp. 27-36.
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