Chief Investigator

Richard T Bush


Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (project no. 6-6-01-06/07 ‘A national demonstration site for innovative acid sulfate soil management’).

Grant ID


School or Research Centre

Southern Cross Geoscience

Lead Partner Organisation

Southern Cross University

Other Partner Organisations

Department of Science, Information Technology and the Arts (DSITIA). Environmental Analysis Laboratory (EAL) Southern Cross University.


Professor Richard Bush, Director Southern Cross Geoscience, Southern Cross University, PO Box 157, Lismore NSW 2480, Australia.


acid sulfate soil, wetland remediation, tidal inundation, liming


Soil samples were collected and analysed from five locations within the East Trinity wetland to examine the temporal changes in the soil chemistry that had occurred since the inundation of this wetland.

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Data Collection End Date



Soil profiles had previously been collected and analysed at or close to these sites (i.e. within 10 m).

Triplicate intact soil profiles were collected from each site to a depth of 1.2 m. Soil samples were collected from a total of 14 sampling depths (i.e. 0-5 cm, 5-10 cm, 10-15 cm, 15-20 cm, then every 10 cm to 1.2 m) using a range of implements (i.e. spades, and augers). At each location soil pits were dug using a spade to approximately 0.2 m, and then a gouge auger or Russian D-section auger was used to obtain soil samples below the base of the pit down to 1.2 m.

The soil field pH and redox potential (Eh) were determined on the triplicate samples using calibrated electrodes linked to a TPS WP-80 meter; Eh measurements are presented versus the standard hydrogen electrode.

Soil samples were stored in sealed 50 mL centrifuge tubes. Each centrifuge tube was filled to the top, capped and each cap was wrapped in Parafilm to minimise the potential for sulfide oxidation. The soil samples were transported in cold iceboxes and were stored refrigerated on return to the Southern Cross GeoScience laboratory.

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FoR Code

040600 Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience, 040200 Geochemistry, 050300 Soil Sciences

Viewing Instructions

Excel, Word and Google Earth

Data Sources

The Excel spreadsheet contains: (1) Soil analytical data, (2) Soil descriptions, and (3) Pore water analytical data.

Google Earth file contain the sampling locations.

Data Processing

All data contained within one excel file where each profile and profile layer has a number.

ET_Field Sampling of Soils.docx (1608 kB)
Field sampling of soils taken from East Trinity site
ET Soil Sampling (Sept 2013).kmz (1 kB)
Google Earth
ET Data_Soil Data_Worksheet_Sept 2013.csv (33 kB)
Soil Data Worksheet
ET Data_Soil_Descriptions_Worksheet_Sept 2013.csv (1 kB)
Soil Description Worksheet
ET Data_Soil Data_Pore_Water_Worksheet_Sept 2013.csv (34 kB)
Pore Water Data Worksheet


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