(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Effect of dwarf pine vegetation on karren dissolution

published at : Geomorphological environments. Research methods on biotic and abiotic anvironments

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SKRIBANEK A. (1) ; DEÁK G. (1) ; VERESS M. (1) ;
(1) Univ. of West Hungary, Inst. of Geography and Environmental Sciences, Szombathely, HONGRIE


Soil CO2 content of areas with different vegetation coverings was investigated in alpine terrains (Totes Gebirge, Austria). Dissolution of limestone was compared on slopes with vegetation patches (grass or dwarf pine) and on bare slopes. Dissolution intensity was also studied on a model system. CO2 content of the soil was found higher under vegetation patches because of the degradation of organic materials. Dissolution of limestone tablets was greater in the soil than on the surface. Temperature and the dissolution rate did not correlate. The dissolution rate depended primarily on the presence of water, especially in the colder seasons, whereas in the summer growing season CO2 produced by degradation could cause more intense dissolution under the vegetation. The tanin and acid contents of degrading organic materials could also play a significant role in the dissolution process


Thematical fascicle

published at : Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie / ISSN 0372-8854 / CODEN ZGMPAG

Editor : Gebruder Borntraeger, Stuttgart - ALLEMAGNE (1925)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 56, no 2 [pp. 143-157]

Bibliographic references : 36 ref.

Collation : fig., tabl.




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