Application of multivariate statistical analysis to classification of antarctic stony meteorites
Two standard multivariate statistical computer analyses, i.e. cluster and stepwise discriminant analyses, are applied to classification of antarctic stony meteorites of 1 E chondrite, 11 H chondrites, 14 L chondrites, 4 LL chondrites, 8 C chondrites, 15 achondrites and 1 mesosiderite. Six cases by changing combinations of several variables of magnetic, chemical and petrographical components give basically the same classification of sample grouping, except for a few samples. Also it is worthy of special mention that only two parameters of I_s and I_s(α)/I_s make a good classification of sample grouping.
- Memoirs of National Institute of Polar Research. Special issue
Memoirs of National Institute of Polar Research. Special issue 20 404-415, 1981-12