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Table 1 Result of principle component analysis (PCA) for the samples from the Kushida River Delta. Factor loadings and contribution values are shown

From: Reconstruction of sediment-transport pathways on a modern microtidal coast by a new grain-size trend analysis method

  PC1 PC2 PC3 PC4 PC5 PC6
Median grain size 0.93 − 0.23 − 0.04 − 0.14 − 0.15 0.20
CV − 0.92 0.23 0.16 − 0.05 0.21 0.17
Skewness − 0.57 − 0.65 0.33 0.38 − 0.11 0.03
Kurtosis − 0.58 − 0.66 − 0.02 − 0.47 0.01 − 0.04
Mud log-ratio 0.65 0.09 0.74 − 0.15 0.06 − 0.04
Gravel log-ratio − 0.79 0.50 0.16 − 0.15 − 0.30 0.00
Contribution (%) 56.77 20.32 11.76 7.15 2.78 1.23