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The distribution of soluble cations within chenopod-patterned ground, arid western New South Wales, Australia

The significance of soil, water and landscape processes in banded vegetation patterning

Auteurs :
MACDONALD, B.C.T.
MELVILLE, M.D.
WHITE, I.
VALENTIN, C.

Description :
The aim of this paper is to investigate spatial variation of soil chemical properties at an intermediate scale. It is proposed that there is an association between the different vegetation and soil surface (soil and biotic crusts) units and the underlying soil chemical properties; that bare areas have a relatively larger soluble salt concentration compared to the vegetated areas. A model that explains this distribution, and incorporates vegetation, microtopographic and infiltration differences of a chenopod-patterned ground system will be discussed.


Type de document :
Article de monographie

Source :
Catena (Giessen), issn : 0341-8162, 1999, vol. 37, n°. 1-2, p. 89-105, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 64 ref.

Date :
1999

Editeur :
Pays édition : Allemagne, Cremlingen-Destedt, Catena

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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