Title
Compositional changes in soil water and runoff water following managed burning on a UK upland blanket bog
Description
This study examines the effect managed rotational burning has on soil water and runoff water compositions at the end of a 10 year burning cycle and into the year following a managed burn. This study includes aluminium, iron, calcium, sodium, magnesium, potassium, sulphate, chloride, bromide, fluoride, phosphate and nitrate along with pH, conductivity and DOC. The main findings of this study are: 1. The presence of burning leads to lower concentrations of species associated with deep water sources in both soil and runoff waters. 2. Following burning, soil water has increased concentrations in shallow soil water components (i.e. Al, Fe). Conversely runoff water shows a decrease in the concentration of shallow water components 3. Principal component analysis shows that in the post-burn period, soil water is less mixed with rainwater and runoff water becomes more rainwater-like in composition, i.e. compositions of soil and runoff have diverged as a result of the burn.
URL
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2009.10.030
URL Description
Abstract
Language
English
Author
Gareth Clay
Author
Evan Fraser
Author
Fred Worrall

burning; grazing; flowpaths; soil water; runoff; peat

Volume number
380
Issue number
01 February 2017
Is this item peer reviewed?
Yes
ISSN
0022-1694
Copyright URL
http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/authorsview.authors/fundingbodyagreements
Publisher
Elsevier
Date of publication
01 January 2010
Number of pages
11
Page reference
135-145
Is this item a pre-print or post-print?
Postprint
Title of journal
Journal of hydrology
Vancouver
Clay Gareth et al. Compositional changes in soil water and runoff water following managed burning on a UK upland blanket bog. Journal of hydrology 2010; 380 (1-2): 135-145.