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Distribution, genesis, and properties of Arctic soils : a case study from the Fuglebekken catchment, Spitsbergen

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dc.contributor.author Szymański, Wojciech [SAP13003405] pl
dc.contributor.author Skiba, Stefan [SAP11013048] pl
dc.contributor.author Wojtuń, Bronisław pl
dc.date.accessioned 2015-06-29T08:42:35Z
dc.date.available 2015-06-29T08:42:35Z
dc.date.issued 2013 pl
dc.identifier.issn 0138-0338 pl
dc.identifier.uri http://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/10591
dc.language eng pl
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dc.title Distribution, genesis, and properties of Arctic soils : a case study from the Fuglebekken catchment, Spitsbergen pl
dc.type JournalArticle pl
dc.description.physical 289-304 pl
dc.description.additional Bibliogr. s. 302-304 pl
dc.identifier.weblink http://journals.pan.pl/dlibra/publication/114501/edition/99554/content pl
dc.abstract.en This paper presents distribution and properties of soils within the Fuglebekken catchment in neighbourhood of the Polish Polar Station in Hornsund, SW Spitsbergen (Svalbard Archipelago). The present study describes 8 representative soil profiles out of 34 profiles studied for the whole catchment. Soils of the Fuglebekken catchment show initial stage of their formation because of very slow rate of chemical and biological weathering in Arctic climate conditions. Upliftedmarine terraces of the Fuglebekken catchment are characterized by domination of Haplic Cryosolswhich are related to stony and gravelly parent material (reworked marine sediments). Such soils constitute of 17% of the studied area. Turbic Cryosols forming characteristic micro−relief occur on flat surfaces and gentle slopes. Such soils (covering 7% of the catchment) are formed from loamy parent material. Along streams Hyperskeletic Cryosols (Reductaquic) and Turbic Histic Cryosols occur. The last two soil units (constituting 11% of the catchment) are mantled by continuous and dense vegetation cover (especially mosses) due to high content of water rich in nutrients flowing from colonies of sea birds located on slopes of Ariekammen and Fugleberget. The studied soils are generally characterized by shallowoccurrence of permafrost (i.e. at 30-50 cm), high content of pebbles, sandy or sandy loam texture, and neutral or slightly alkaline reaction. Soils occurring along streams and near colonies of sea birds show higher content of nutrients (N and P) in comparison with other soils and are covered by more dense vegetation. This indicates important impact of bird guano on chemical composition of soil solution and fertility of such soils. pl
dc.subject.en Arctic pl
dc.subject.en Svalbard pl
dc.subject.en Cryosols pl
dc.subject.en cryoturbation pl
dc.subject.en permafrost pl
dc.description.volume 34 pl
dc.description.number 3 pl
dc.identifier.doi 10.2478/popore-2013-0017 pl
dc.identifier.eissn 2081-8262 pl
dc.title.journal Polish Polar Research pl
dc.language.container eng pl
dc.date.accession 2019-02-28 pl
dc.affiliation Wydział Biologii i Nauk o Ziemi : Instytut Geografii i Gospodarki Przestrzennej pl
dc.subtype Article pl
dc.rights.original CC-BY-NC-ND; otwarte czasopismo; ostateczna wersja wydawcy; w momencie opublikowania; 0; pl
dc.identifier.project ROD UJ / P pl
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