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Urban Geochemistry: from 2D to 3D


The current state of knowledge in relation to soil and subsoil geochemistry (when available) is overwhelmingly based on surface (topsoil) and very near surface sampling of subsoils. This is expressed in the form of 2D mapping, based on interpolation between sample sites. 2D topsoil acquisition is particularly well suited for addressing health issues; deeper geochemical sampling is required more typically in relation to urban (re)development, construction work and remediation of contamination. 3D geochemical knowledge, although as yet uncommon, could be very useful in optimizing urban redevelopment projects, anticipating contamination problems, and managing excavated materials (e.g. local reuse possibilities, disposal costs etc.). Because all of these aspects can have important economic, environmental and social consequences, they are considered essential for urban sustainable development. To meet these future 3D, and potentially even 4D (temporal and predictive) needs, improved development of data acquisition, management, visualisation and use of these are crucial steps.
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hal-01864913 , version 1 (22-06-2023)



Cécile Le Guern. Urban Geochemistry: from 2D to 3D. Procedia Engineering, 2017, 209 (2), pp.26 - 33. ⟨10.1016/j.proeng.2017.11.126⟩. ⟨hal-01864913⟩


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