Analysis of Spatial Variability of Selected Soil Properties in the Hard Coal Post-Mining Area

Sławomir Klatka , Magdalena Malec , Marek Ryczek

Abstract

The result of geomechanical and hydrological degradation caused by the underground extraction of hard coal are the transformations of the environmentally managed terrains and high variability of soil properties occurring in these areas. The analysis of selected soil properties of spatial variability in the post-mining area conducted by means of the kriging technique was presented in the paper. The determined points of empirical semivariogram were described by means of mathematical functions and theoretical semivariograms were plotted. The conducted analysis allowed to plot the maps of variability isolines, which my provide a basis to delineate the boundaries of areas most susceptible to the hydrological degradation of soils. The obtained research results indicate that the applied kriging technique may prove to be a useful tool for determining spatial variability of soils in the areas of hard coal mining operations and allow to delineate the boundaries of the areas most susceptible to soil degradation.
Author Sławomir Klatka (FoEEaLS / DoLRaED)
Sławomir Klatka,,
- Department of Land Reclamation and Environmental Development
, Magdalena Malec (FoEEaLS / DoLRaED)
Magdalena Malec,,
- Department of Land Reclamation and Environmental Development
, Marek Ryczek (FoEEaLS / DoLRaED)
Marek Ryczek,,
- Department of Land Reclamation and Environmental Development
Journal seriesJournal of Ecological Engineering, ISSN 2299-8993, (N/A 40 pkt)
Issue year2019
Vol20
No3
Pages185-193
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishkriging, spatial variability of soil properties, coal post-mining area
Keywords in original languagekriging, spatial variability of soil properties, coal post-mining area
Abstract in original languageThe result of geomechanical and hydrological degradation caused by the underground extraction of hard coal are the transformations of the environmentally managed terrains and high variability of soil properties occurring in these areas. The analysis of selected soil properties of spatial variability in the post-mining area conducted by means of the kriging technique was presented in the paper. The determined points of empirical semivariogram were described by means of mathematical functions and theoretical semivariograms were plotted. The conducted analysis allowed to plot the maps of variability isolines, which my provide a basis to delineate the boundaries of areas most susceptible to the hydrological degradation of soils. The obtained research results indicate that the applied kriging technique may prove to be a useful tool for determining spatial variability of soils in the areas of hard coal mining operations and allow to delineate the boundaries of the areas most susceptible to soil degradation.
DOIDOI:10.12911/22998993/99781
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