Water, ash, nitrogen and acidity-of some bog peats and other organic soils

Eville Gorham

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The following average values are reported for ombrogenous bog peats whose mineral supply is almost wholly atmospheric: pH (by direct insertion of glass electrode) 3.8; water 1170% dry wt., ash 3.2% dry wt., and N 1.3% dry wt. Hummock peats are lower than hollow peats in all these values. Bog peats are compared with other types of organic semi-aquatic and woodland soils.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)103-106
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Ecology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1961


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

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