(Table 1) Cation exchange capacity and other characteristics of soils common in Lower Saxony, Germany


The chemical and biochemical processes associated with the filtration of rainwater through soils, a step in groundwater recharge, were investigated. Under simulated climatic conditions in the laboratory, undisturbed soil columns of partly loamy sands, sandy soils and loess were run as lysimeters. A series of extraction procedures was carried out to determine solid matter in unaltered rock materials and in soil horizons. Drainage water and moisture movement in the columns were analysed and traced respectively. The behaviour of soluble humic substance was investigated by percolation and suspension experiments. The development of seepage-water in the unsaturated zone is closely associated with the soil genetic processes. Determining autonomous chemical and physical parameters are mineral composition and grain size distribution in the original unconsolidated host rock and prevailing climatic conditions. They influence biological activity and transport of solids, dissolved matter and gases in the unsaturated zone. Humic substances, either as amorphous solid matter or as soluble humic acids play a part in diverse sorption, solution and precipitation processes.

Supplement to: Holthusen, Henning (1982): Lösungs-, Transport- und lmmobilisationsprozesse im Sickerwasser der ungesättigten Bodenzone - Genese der Beschaffenheit des oberflächennahen Grundwassers. Meyniana, 34, 29-93

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.784789
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.2312/meyniana.1982.34.29
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Creator Holthusen, Henning
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 1982
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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Resource Type Supplementary Dataset; Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 329 data points
Discipline Earth System Research