Elemental Geochemistry of Subsurface Sediments of Lower Baitarani Basin, East Coast of India: Implications for Paleoredox Condition

  • Uzma ParveenEmail author
  • S. Sreekesh
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The distribution of redox sensitive trace elements and rare earth elements (REEs) has provided the opportunity to interpret conditions observable during the deposition time. The trace and rare earth elements are sensitive to redox changes and highly enriched in reducing sediments, potentially making them robust proxies to study paleoredox conditions. The variability and concentration of the redox sensitive metals have been widely studied as a paleo-redox proxy both in marine and fluvial environments. The present study is an attempt to analyze the paleo-redox condition in the lower reaches of the Baitarani Basin, Odisha, East Coast of India.


Redox Crustal average Trace elements Rare earth elements Variability Concentration 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Jawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia

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