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Wilcke, W. &amp; Pohlert, T. (2009): <b>Throughfall-chemistry Q2.</b> <i>Available online ( from DFG-FOR816dw.</i>

Resource Description

Title: Throughfall-chemistry Q2
Short Name: Q2throu-chem
FOR816dw ID: 408
Publication Date: 2009-03-11
Last Update Date: 2009-03-11
License and Usage Rights: FOR816 data user agreement
Temporal Coverage:
Begin: 1998-04-24
End: 2003-04-30
Geographic Coverage:
Geographic Description: Q2 EZG
Bounding Coordinates:
- lon/lat [degrees]
- WGS 84
North: -3.9737° Max:
West: -79.0764° East: -79.0741° Elevation
South: -3.9776° Min:
Dataset Owner(s):
Individual: Wolfgang Wilcke
Individual: Thorsten Pohlert
From Boy et al. 2008:<br/> Abstract: <br/> We explored the influence of biomass burning in Amazonia and northeastern Latin America on N, C, P, S, K, Ca, Mg, Al, Mn, and Zn cycles of an Andean montane forest in south Ecuador exposed to the Amazon basin between May 1998 and April 2003. We assessed the response of the element budget of three microcatchments (8 - 13 ha) to the variations in atmospheric deposition between the intensive burning season and outside the burning season in Amazonia. There were significantly elevated H, N, and Mn depositions during biomass burning. Elevated H deposition during biomass burning caused elevated base metal loss from the canopy and the organic horizon and deteriorated already low base metal supply of the vegetation. N was only retained during biomass burning but not during nonfire conditions when deposition was much smaller. We conclude that biomass burning-related aerosol emissions in Amazonia are large enough to substantially increase element deposition at the western rim of Amazonia. Particularly the related increase of acid deposition impoverishes already base metal scarce ecosystems. As biomass burning is most intense during El Nino situations, a shortened El Nino - Southern Oscillation cycle because of global warming likely enhances the acid deposition at our study forest.
| rainwater chemistry | wet deposition | throughfall | water quality |
Associated entities to this dataset:
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Table Name: Q2throu-chem
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Metadata Provider:
Individual: Thorsten Pohlert
Contact Person:
Individual: Thorsten Pohlert
Individual: Wolfgang Wilcke
Individual: Hans Wullaert
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Data Publisher:
Organization: DFG-FOR816 Data Warehouse - University of Marburg, Department of Geography

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