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Main Title Sulfur Retention at Intensively Studied Sites in the U.S. and Canada.
Author Rochelle, B. P. ; Church, M. R. ; David, M. B. ;
CORP Author Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR. ;Northrop Services, Inc., Corvallis, OR. ;Illinois Univ., Urbana. Dept. of Forestry.
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600/J-87/149;
Stock Number PB88-149208
Additional Subjects Sulfur ; Water chemistry ; Deposition ; Acidification ; Surface waters ; Soil properties ; Sulfates ; Adsorption ; Glaciation ; United States ; Canada ; Reprints ; Acid deposition
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-149208 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 13p
Researchers compiled and summarized current literature on sulfur (S) input/output budgets for intensively studied sites and soil plots in the U.S. and Canada and found S retention to be related to both soil order and extent of the last glaciation (Wisconsin). Zero net retention is associated with Spodosols and was found only at sites north of the limit of Wisconsinan glaciation. Sites south of the limit of glaciation appear to be retaining from 20 to 90% of incoming S. These findings support the hypothesis that there exist regional variations in S retention in North America. Such variations are important in determining and predicting effects of acidic deposition on surface water chemistry. (Copyright (c) 1987 by D. Reidel Publishing Company.)