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Soil leachate responses during 10 years of induced whole-watershed acidificationAuthor(s): Pamela J. Edwards; James N. Kochenderfer; Dean W. Coble; Mary Beth Adams
Source: Water, Air, and Soil Pollution. 140: 99-118.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionSoil solution was collected from zero-tension lysimeters for 10 yr on two small central Appalachian watersheds in West Virginia, U.S.A. Ammonium sulfate fertilizer was applied to one catchment 3 times per year during each year. The other watershed was used as a reference to account for ambient baseline conditions. Ca and Mg concentrations collected below the A- and B-horizons of the treated watershed increased and then decreased over time as a result of the treatment. By contrast, Ca and Mg concentrations in the C-horizon continued to increase throughout the study period.
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CitationEdwards, Pamela J.; Kochenderfer, James N.; Coble, Dean W.; Adams, Mary Beth. 2002. Soil leachate responses during 10 years of induced whole-watershed acidification. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution. 140: 99-118.
Keywordsatmospheric deposition, charge pairing, leaching, lysimeters, soil solution chemistry
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