Controls on soil pore water solutes: An approach for distinguishing between biogenic and lithogenic processes

Journal of Geochemical Exploration
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Abstract

Spatial and temporal variations in pore water compositions are characterized for a deep regolith profile developed on a marine terrace chronosequence near Santa Cruz California. Variations are resolved in terms of the dominance of either a lithogenic process, i.e. chemical weathering, or a biogenic process, i.e. plant nutrient cycling. The concept of elemental fractionation is introduced describing the extent that specific elements are mobilized and cycled as a result of these processes.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Controls on soil pore water solutes: An approach for distinguishing between biogenic and lithogenic processes
Series title Journal of Geochemical Exploration
DOI 10.1016/j.gexplo.2005.08.076
Volume 88
Issue 1-3
Year Published 2006
Language English
Publisher Elsevier
Contributing office(s) Toxic Substances Hydrology Program
Description 4 p.
First page 363
Last page 366