A soil-quality map is at present an important tool to integrate laws on soil quality with regional infrastructural works. Basic data are commonly available, but soil quality is an indicator that has to be derived from these data, including site-specific environmental standards.We propose three geostatistics-based methods for the comparison of interpolated contaminant concentrations and standards. The study is illustrated by data from a part of the Betuwe railroad transect, which extends over 12 km in the western Netherlands. As it turns out, a useful procedure is to combine interpolated contaminant concentrations with interpolated threshold values.
|Journal||Geologie en Mijnbouw|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|