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Phosphorus in soils and field drainage water in the Thame catchment, UK
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C.M.K. Gardnera، نويسنده , , D.M. Cooperb، نويسنده , , S. Hughesc، نويسنده ,
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روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2002
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Field drains were sampled at five farms in a catchment in south-central England. The farms were selected to include the main soil types present in the catchment, stagnogleys and pelosols. The phosphorus content of field drainage water was measured on several occasions from 1999 to 2000, under varying flow conditions. The components measured were soluble reactive phosphorus ŽSRP., total dissolved phosphorus ŽTDP. and total phosphorus ŽTP.. SRP concentrations in drainage water were lower than in streams in the catchment which had no apparent point source. This indicated that many streams were receiving unidentified point sources of SRP. Measurements of P in field drainage water samples under high flow conditions showed concentrations of particulate phosphorus and SRP up to 1300 and 300 g l 1, respectively, these being associated with high suspended sediment concentrations. Comparison of field drain and soil phosphorus contents at the locations sampled did not provide evidence of an inter-relationship. The equilibrium phosphorus content ŽEPC0. of surface soil was generally higher than the SRP content of drainage water, at one farm by 1 order of magnitude. The variability in measurements suggested a larger-scale and more focussed survey would be required to characterise catchment-scale phosphorus losses from commercial farms by land use and soil type.
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Field drainage , EPC0 , Phosphorus
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Science of the Total Environment
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