Some chemical aspects of a peat profile

Eville Gorham

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Detailed results are tabulated of analysis of a peat profile at Striber's Moss on the Leven estuary, Lanes., giving horizon depths, pH, conductivity, redox potential, water and ash percentage of dry weight, alkalinity, exchangeable bases and H, also content of Ca, Fe and NH3. Some of the variations show relationship to the vegetational composition of the peats, e.g., the Eriophorum vaginatum layer has low water content, relatively low conductivity and pH and high ash content. It is peculiar in presenting low exchangeable-base and H figures compared with layers above it, but a distinct increase with depth in its own layer, also in being an oxidizing region with Fe in the ferric state.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)24-27
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Ecology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1949


  • Chemistry of lake waters/sediments and wetland waters/peats in relation to controlling environmental factors

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