Journal of Paleolimnology

, Volume 31, Issue 1, pp 125–127 | Cite as

A comparison of two methods for estimating the organic matter content of sediments

  • Boyle John
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Loss on ignition Organic matter Sediment Soil Techniques 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Boyle John
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  1. 1.Department of GeographyUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK

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