Processes of soil acidification in tropical durandepts, Nicaragua.

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Massaya volcano in west-central Nicaragua has been emitting large amounts of SO2 and HCl since 1979; discharges of HCl exceed 1400 metric tons per day. Contact of the rain with ubiquitous Malanthora and Lantana vegetation produces at least a 100-fold drop in acidity between bulk deposition and throughfall. In the soil, plant root systems release acid cations allowing plant uptake of base cations, especially K. -from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-55
Number of pages13
JournalSoil Science
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1986


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  • Soil Science
  • Earth-Surface Processes

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