RCMP Geo-location Database Project, 2008-2010
The Materials Profiling Section of National Services and Research at the RCMP has undertaken a project to chemically characterize soil, water, pollen and hair in cities across Canada for forensic applications.
The goals of the soil portion of the project are:
- to develop sampling and preparation methodologies to characterize soil by micro-analytical techniques;
- to provide a regional geochemical baseline of surface soil from cities across Canada
- to create a geochemical database to be used with a GIS to link other forensic material of interest (e.g. water, hair)
- to identify areas of interest for higher density sampling
The work was presented at The 3rd International Conference on Criminal and Environmental Soil Forensics, Long Beach, California in November 2010.
|1||Soil sampling survey, cities in NB, NS, PE, NL, QC, ON, MB, SK, 2008-2010. (more)|
The project was funded by the Geological Survey of Canada through its Targeted Geoscience Inititive 3 (TGI-3) and Canadian Mining Industry Research Organization (CAMIRO) Project 04E01.
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