Geochemical mass-balance relationships for selected ions in precipitation and stream water, Catoctin Mountains, Maryland

American Journal of Science
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Abstract

Results of a study of input/output mass balances for major ions based on the chemical composition of precipitation and stream-water, geochemical reactions with different loading rates of hydrogen ion, and watershed processes influencing the chemical character of stream-waters in two small watershed areas are reported with a view to predicting the effect of additions of acidic rain to the watershed systems. Geochemical weathering processes account for the observed changes in the chemistry of stream flow. Although present in bedrock in extremely small quantities, calcite plays an important role in neutralization of the total hydrogen-ion input.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Geochemical mass-balance relationships for selected ions in precipitation and stream water, Catoctin Mountains, Maryland
Series title American Journal of Science
DOI 10.2475/ajs.285.10.931
Volume 285
Issue 10
Year Published 1985
Language English
Publisher AJS
Contributing office(s) Toxic Substances Hydrology Program
Description 12 p.
First page 951
Last page 962
Country United States
State Maryland
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