Chemical properties of ground water in Chinena village, central Zambia

K. Suzuki, H. Matsumoto, K. Sakaida, S. Shimada

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Abstract

There are two types of ground water in the village; i.e. NaCl type and MgCO3 or CaCO3 type. Water holes are classified by using the chemical property of sampled water. The first classification system adopts principal components analysis. The first principal component is thought to be the factor which expresses the ratio of NaCl type water. The second principal component is considered to be the factor which expresses the alkalinity of water. The third principal component is thought to be the factor which expresses the effect of fertilizer and chemicals on water quality. For the second system of classification cluster analysis is adopted. Five groups are classified by a criterion of the squared Euclidean distance. Distribution of each group is almost parallel along contour lines. This distribution is thought to be affected by the lithologic conditions and the groundwater flow pattern. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalGeographical Reports - Tokyo Metropolitan University
Volume29
Publication statusPublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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