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    Impacts of pollutant loading, climate variability and site management on the surface water quality of a lowland raised bog, Thorne Moors, E. England, UK
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    Simon Bottrell, Jonathan Coulson, Michael Spence, Peter Roworth, Linda Forbes, Martin Novak
    Bottrell, Simon
    Coulson, Jonathan
    Forbes, Linda
    Novák, Martin, 1959-
    Roworth, Peter
    Spence, Michael, 1943-
Source title - serial
    Applied geochemistry
    Vol. 19, no. 3
    s. 413-422
    9 obr.
    Obsahuje bibliografické odkazy
    Zkr. název ser.: Appl. Geochem.
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Subject group
    atmosférická depozice
    klimatický efekt
    oxid siřičitý
    voda povrchová
    zóna nenasycená
Geographical name
    Velká Británie-England
Abstract (in english)
   Variations in surface water S chemistry were investigated at a waterlogged raised peatland in the NE of England from 1994 to 2000. While S inputs were important, below-ground cycling of S, dependent upon water table height, played a dominant role in affecting SO4 concentration of the surface waters. Evaporative concentration of SO4 during drought played only a subordinate role in increasing SO4 concentrations. At Thorne Moors SO4 in surface water shows a clear and statistically significant trend: (i) high concentrations (relative to pristine bogs) (mean 18 mg L-1) under high pollutant loadings before drought; (ii) extremely elevated concentrations (mean 52 mg L-1) under declining pollutant loadings during drought in 1996 and lowered water tables; (iii) recovery to significantly lower concentrations (mean 4.3 mg L-1) as water tables recovered (due to increased rain and site management) whilst pollutant loadings continued to fall.
   The increase in surface water SO4 in 1996 was accompanied by a significant rise in the S content of Sphagnum moss growing on the surface of the pools. As such the S content of Sphagnum may act as a proxy for variations in surface water S chemistry and thus environmental change
    Česká geologická služba
Contributor code
    ČGS (UNM)
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Entered date
    21. 3. 2008
Import date
    8. 8. 2012