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Geochemical evidence for palaeo-environments of algal mats and peat in Sri Lanka

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C. B. Dissanayake ,

University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, LK
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Department of Geology
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A. Senaratne,

University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, LK
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Department of Geology
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S. V. R. Weerasooriya,

University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, LK
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Department of Geology
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G. P. Wannigama

University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, LK
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Department of Chemistry
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Abstract

V/Mn ratios with the organic carbon content and a C-29 sterol compound indicative of higher plants in a terrestrial environment have been used to demarcate the different palaeo-environments of algal mats and peat deposits of Sri Lanka. These chemical parameters were found to be especially useful in the delineation of marine, tidal-flat, lagoonal and terrestrial environments of deposition.
How to Cite: Dissanayake, C.B., Senaratne, A., Weerasooriya, S.V.R. and Wannigama, G.P., 1983. Geochemical evidence for palaeo-environments of algal mats and peat in Sri Lanka. Journal of the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka, 11(2), pp.237–246. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jnsfsr.v11i2.8386
Published on 30 Jun 1983.
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