Volume 46, Issue 6 p. 893-896

Reproducing the Piper Trilinear Diagram in Rectangular Coordinates

Ranjan Kumar Ray

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Ranjan Kumar Ray

Central Ground Water Board, Ministry Of Water Resources, Government of India, 2nd floor, Reena Apartment, Pachpedi Naka, Dhamtari Rd., Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India 492001; 91-9424242951; fax: 91-771-2413687; [email protected]Search for more papers by this author
Rumi Mukherjee

Rumi Mukherjee

Central Ground Water Board, Ministry Of Water Resources, Government of India, 2nd floor, Reena Apartment, Pachpedi Naka, Dhamtari Rd., Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India 492001; [email protected]

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First published: 23 October 2008
Citations: 14

Abstract

Though several alternatives/modifications to the Piper diagram are available, the Piper diagram is still the most common way of representing chemical analyses. The present note shows how to reproduce the Piper trilinear diagram in rectangular coordinates retaining all the essential features of the trilinear diagram. In this form, it can be generated using commonly used graphics packages without requiring specialized software. A sample data set of six samples from Gurur watershed, Chhattisgarh, India, was used to illustrate the method. The patterns of points produced in the trilinear Piper diagram and the reproduced Piper diagram in rectangular coordinates are essentially identical.