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Geology and recognition criteria for uraniferous humate deposits, Grants Uranium Region, New Mexico. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The geology of the uraniferous humate uranium deposits of the Grants Uranium Region, northwestern New Mexico, is summarized. The most important conclusions of this study are enumerated. Although the geologic characteristics of the uraniferous humate deposits of the Grants Uranium Region are obviously not common in the world, neither are they bizarre or coincidental. The source of the uranium in the deposits of the Grants Uranium Region is not known with certainty. The depositional environment of the host sediments was apparently the mid and distal portions of a wet alluvial fan system. The influence of structural control on the location and accumulation of the host sediments is now supported by considerable data. The host sediments possess numerous important characteristics which influenced the formation of uraniferous humate deposits. Ilmenite-magnetite distribution within potential host sandstones is believed to be the simplest and most useful regional alteration pattern related to this type of uranium deposit. A method is presented for organizing geologic observations into what is referred to as recognition criteria. The potential of the United States for new districts similar to the Grants Uranium Region is judged to be low based upon presently available geologic information. Continuing studies on uraniferous humate deposits are desirable in three particular areas.

Adams, S.S.; Saucier, A.E.

1981-01-01

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Possibilities for detailed dating of peat bog deposits  

SciTech Connect

Geochemical and palynological data as well as radiocarbon dating were used to study the peat bog deposits in Niinsarre bog, northeast Estonia. The aim of this study was to establish criteria for determining a detailed chronology, which is important, for example, in studying paleoevents and historical monitoring. In some cases, they can use cumulative pollen data, as well as cumulative chemical and peat bulk density data. Material was gathered for [sup 14]C dating from three parallel samples taken from cores ca. 10--20 cm apart using a Russian peat sampler. Samples for peat bulk density, palynological and chemical measurements were taken from the same cores. To measure peat bulk density, the authors used a continuous sampling method. Sampling frequency was calculated to cover layers formed over 50 yr.

Punning, J.; Ilomets, M.; Koff, T. (Inst. of Ecology and Marine Research, Tallinn (Estonia))

1993-01-01

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Potassium limits potential growth of bog vegetation under elevated atmospheric CO2 and N deposition  

Microsoft Academic Search

The free air carbon dioxide enrichment (FACE) and N deposition experiments on four ombrotrophic bogs in Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands and Switzerland, revealed that after three years of treatment: (1) elevated atmospheric CO2 concentration had no significant effect on the biomass growth of Sphagnum and vascular species; and (2) increased N deposition reduced Sphagnum growth, because it increased the cover

MARCEL R. HOOSBEEK; NICO VAN BREEMEN; HARRI VASANDER; A. Buttlers; FRANK BERENDSE

2002-01-01

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Expansion of invasive species on ombrotrophic bogs: desiccation or high N deposition?  

Microsoft Academic Search

1. In many ombrotrophic bog areas the invasion of grass (e.g. Molinia caerulea) and tree (e.g. Betula pubescens) species has become a major problem. We investigated whether the invasion of such species is due to high atmospheric nitrogen (N) deposition by conducting a fertilization experiment. 2. The effects of experimentally increased N input on Molinia, Betula and Eriophorum vaginatum were

HILDE B. M. TOMASSEN; ALFONS J. P. SMOLDERS; JUUL LIMPENS; LEON P. M. LAMERS; JAN G. M. ROELOFS

2004-01-01

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Controls on suppression of methane flux from a peat bog subjected to simulated acid rain sulfate deposition  

Microsoft Academic Search

The effect of acid rain SO42- deposition on peatland CH4 emissions was examined by manipulating SO42- inputs to a pristine raised peat bog in northern Scotland. Weekly pulses of dissolved Na2SO4 were applied to the bog over two years in doses of 25, 50, and 100 kg S ha-1 yr-1, reflecting the range of pollutant S deposition loads experienced in

Vincent Gauci; Nancy Dise; David Fowler

2002-01-01

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Does within-bog spatial variability of mercury and lead constrain reconstructions of absolute deposition rates from single peat records? The example of Store Mosse, Sweden  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent research has recognized the utility of the peat record in ombrotrophic bogs to reconstruct past changes in the atmospheric deposition of, for example, lead and mercury. Frequently, these reconstructions rely only on single peat records to make assessments of regional deposition rates. The surface of a bog is not a uniform feature; rather, vegetation and micro-topography vary over small

Richard Bindler; Malin Klarqvist; Jonatan Klaminder; Johannes Förster

2004-01-01

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Raised atmospheric CO2 levels and increased N deposition cause shifts in plant species composition and production in Sphagnum bogs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Part of the missing sink in the global CO2 budget has been attributed to the positive effects of CO2 fertilization and N deposition on carbon sequestration in Northern Hemisphere terrestrial ecosystems. The genus Sphagnum is one of the most important groups of plant species sequestrating carbon in temperate and northern bog ecosystems, because of the low decomposability of the dead

FRANK B ERENDSE; NICO V AN; HAKAN R YDIN; ALEXANDRE B UTTLER; MONIQUE H EIJMANS; MARCEL R. H OOSBEEK; JOHN A. L EE; EDWARD M ITCHELL; TIMO S AARINEN; HARRI V ASANDER; B O W ALLEN

2001-01-01

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Current and historical record of indium deposition from the atmosphere to an ombrotrophic bog in northeastern United States  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The industrial production of indium is increasing dramatically due to new uses in the rapidly growing electronics, photovoltaic, and LED industries. Little is known, however, about the natural or industrial cycling of indium or its environmental behavior, despite the fact that industrial emissions to the atmosphere appear to have already exceeded natural emissions. The history of metal deposition from the atmosphere is often reflected in the vertical profiles of the metals in ombrotrophic bogs, which by definition do not receive surface or subsurface runoff. Analysis of a peat core obtained using a novel freeze corer at Thoreau's Bog in Concord, MA shows that the rate of indium deposition to the bog increased beginning in the early 1900s, peaked in the early 1970s, and then decreased dramatically to pre-1900 values by the present time. This profile is counter to the pattern of indium's industrial use, which has increased only in the past 30-40 years. The profile coincides well, however, with the estimated history of particulate emissions from smelting and from coal combustion in North America. Back-trajectory analysis suggests that smelting was the dominant source of atmospheric particles with high indium concentrations deposited to the bog. This study suggests that metal smelting and coal burning are currently indium's primary industrial environmental sources. While releases from the semiconductor and electronics industries are comparatively small at present, this scenario may change with the rapid growth of indium use in these industries.

White, S. O.; Keach, C.; Hemond, H.

2012-12-01

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Small scale controls of greenhouse gas release under elevated N deposition rates in a restoring peat bog in NW Germany  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In Central Europe, most bogs have a history of drainage and many of them are currently being restored. Success of restoration as well as greenhouse gas exchange of these bogs is influenced by environmental stress factors as drought and atmospheric nitrogen deposition. We determined the methane and nitrous oxide exchange of sites in the strongly decomposed center and less decomposed edge of the Pietzmoor bog in NW Germany in 2004. Also, we examined the methane and nitrous oxide exchange of mesocosms from the center and edge before, during, and following a drainage experiment as well as carbon dioxide release from disturbed unfertilized and nitrogen fertilized surface peat. In the field, methane fluxes ranged from 0 to 3.8 mg m-2 h-1 and were highest from hollows. Field nitrous oxide fluxes ranged from 0 to 574 ?g m-2 h-1 and were elevated at the edge. A large Eriophorum vaginatum tussock showed decreasing nitrous oxide release as the season progressed. Drainage of mesocosms decreased methane release to 0, even during rewetting. There was a tendency for a decrease of nitrous oxide release during drainage and for an increase in nitrous oxide release during rewetting. Nitrogen fertilization did not increase decomposition of surface peat. Our examinations suggest a competition between vascular vegetation and denitrifiers for excess nitrogen. We also provide evidence that the von Post humification index can be used to explain nitrous oxide release from bogs, if the role of vascular vegetation is also considered. An assessment of the greenhouse gas release from nitrogen saturated restoring bogs needs to take into account elevated release from fresh Sphagnum peat as well as from sedges growing on decomposed peat. Given the high atmospheric nitrogen deposition, restoration will not be able to achieve an oligotrophic ecosystem in the short term.

Glatzel, S.; Forbrich, I.; Krüger, C.; Lemke, S.; Gerold, G.

2008-06-01

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Determination of atmospheric nitrogen deposition to a semi-natural peat bog site in an intensively managed agricultural landscape  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Rising levels of atmospheric nitrogen (N) deposition have been found to affect the primary productivity and species composition of most terrestrial ecosystems. Highly vulnerable ecosystems such as nutrient-poor bogs are expected to respond to increasing N input rates with a decrease in plant species diversity. Our study site - a moderately drained raised bog and one of only very few remaining protected peatland areas in Northwestern Germany - is surrounded by highly fertilised agricultural land and intensive livestock production. We quantified the annual deposition of atmospheric N over a period of two years. Dry deposition rates of different N species and their reactants were calculated from day and night-time concentrations measured by a KAPS denuder filter system. Dry N deposition amounted to 10.9 ± 1.0 kg N ha-1 yr-1 (year 1) and 10.5 ± 1.0 kg N ha-1 yr-1 (year 2). More than 80% of total deposited N was attributed to ammonia (NH3). A strong seasonality in NH3 concentrations and depositions could be observed. Day and night-time concentrations and depositions, however, did not differ significantly. Total N deposition including bulk N deposition resulted in about 25 kg N ha-1 yr-1. Our results suggest that the intensive agricultural land management of surrounding areas and strongly emitting animal husbandry lead to N inputs into the protected peatland area that exceed the ecosystem's specific critical load up to fivefold. This gives rise to the assumption that a further shift in plant species composition with a subsequent alteration of the local hydrological regime can be expected.

Hurkuck, Miriam; Brümmer, Christian; Mohr, Karsten; Grünhage, Ludger; Flessa, Heinz; Kutsch, Werner L.

2014-11-01

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Bog Plant Tissue Chemistry as Indicators of Regionally Elevated Atmospheric N and S Deposition in the Alberta Oil Sands Region  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Nitrogen oxide and sulfur oxide emission from ongoing development of oil sands in northern Alberta results in regionally elevated atmospheric deposition of N and S in an area where background deposition of both N and S is exceptionally low (less than 1 kg/ha/yr). Because bogs, which represent major landforms in the Alberta oil sands region, are believed to be N-limited and potentially sensitive to S inputs, we have been investigating the effects of elevated N deposition on C, N, and S cycling in bogs, as well as the potential of bogs to serve as monitors of N and S deposition. Toward this latter end, we have measured seasonal variation (5 sampling dates between June and October 2009) concentrations of N and S, as well as ?15N value, in leaf tissues (Picea mariana (ectomycorrhizal); Ledum groenlandicum, Oxycoccos microcarpon, Vaccinium vitis-idaea (ericoid mycorrhizal); Rubus chamaemorus, and Smilacina trifolia (nonmycorrhizal), Sphagnum (S. fuscum, S. capillifolium, S. magellanicum, S. angustifolium) moss capitula (top 1-cm of plant) and lichens (Cladina mitis and Evernia mesomorpha) at 5 bogs at distances ranging from 14 to 300 km from the heart of the oil sands mining area. Averaged across all sites and sampling dates, N concentrations in ectomycorrhizal, ericoid mycorrhizal, nonmycorrhizal, Sphagnum, and lichens was 8.6 + 0.2, 11.9 + 0.2, 26.3 + 0.6, 10.2 + 0.1, 7.2 + 0.2 mg/g, respectively; ?15N values were -10.3 + 0.1, -6.0 + 0.1, 1.7 + 0.2, -5.3 + 0.1, -4.7 + 0.1 mg/g, respectively, and S concentrations were 1.07 + 0.2, 1.31 + 0.2, 1.94 + 0.6, 1.46 + 0.2, 1.11 + 0.3 mg/g, respectively. Plant functional groups and individual species behaved differently with respect to both seasonal variation and site differences, often with significant interactions when analyzed using two-way analyses of variance. Some species exhibited seasonal variation in some aspects of plant tissue chemistry, while others did not; when a species did exhibit seasonal variation, the variation was rather consistent between sites. More importantly, however, canonical discriminant analysis (with potential variables of C, N, or S concentrations, C:N, C:S, or N:S ratios, and ?15N values) indicated that the five sites can be differentiated based on plant tissue chemistry, most clearly separating the site closest and the site farthest from the oil sands mining area. The first canonical axis explained between 66 and 91 percent of the overall variation, but the variables that were significantly correlated with the first canonical axis differed between species. We conclude that plant tissue chemistry exhibited a significant variation between plant functional groups, between species, between sites, and seasonally. Some of this variation appears to be related to distance from the heart of oil sands mining activity in northern Alberta, possibly reflecting regionally elevated atmospheric deposition of N and S. Bog plants, through analysis of tissue chemistry, have the potential to serve as biomonitors of the anticipated spread of elevated atmospheric N and S deposition as oil sands development continues to grow in northern Alberta.

Wieder, R.; Vile, M. A.; Scott, K. D.; Vitt, D. H.; Quinn, J.

2011-12-01

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The Geochemistry of Ombrotrophic Sphagnum Species Growing in Different Microhabitats Of Eight German and Belgian Peat Bogs and the Regional Atmospheric Deposition  

Microsoft Academic Search

Comparing today’s atmospheric deposition records with the elemental concentration and the net-uptake rates of ombrotrophic\\u000a Sphagnum mosses from eight German and Belgian peat bogs revealed that most of all the quality and number of regularly obtained deposition\\u000a monitoring data is not satisfactory. Moreover, it seems likely that the deposition rate, determined by Sphagnum mosses, does not reliably reflect the record

Heike Kempter; Burkhard Frenzel

2007-01-01

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Controls on suppression of methane flux from a peat bog subjected to simulated acid rain sulfate deposition  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The effect of acid rain SO42- deposition on peatland CH4 emissions was examined by manipulating SO42- inputs to a pristine raised peat bog in northern Scotland. Weekly pulses of dissolved Na2SO4 were applied to the bog over two years in doses of 25, 50, and 100 kg S ha-1 yr-1, reflecting the range of pollutant S deposition loads experienced in acid rain-impacted regions of the world. CH4 fluxes were measured at regular intervals using a static chamber/gas chromatographic flame ionization detector method. Total emissions of CH4 were reduced by between 21 and 42% relative to controls, although no significant differences were observed between treatments. Estimated total annual fluxes during the second year of the experiment were 16.6 g m-2 from the controls and (in order of increasing SO42- dose size) 10.7, 13.2, and 9.8 g m-2 from the three SO42- treatments, respectively. The relative extent of CH4 flux suppression varied with changes in both peat temperature and peat water table with the largest suppression during cool periods and episodes of falling water table. Our findings suggest that low doses of SO42- at deposition rates commonly experienced in areas impacted by acid rain, may significantly affect CH4 emissions from wetlands in affected areas. We propose that SO42- from acid rain can stimulate sulfate-reducing bacteria into a population capable of outcompeting methanogens for substrates. We further propose that this microbially mediated interaction may have a significant current and future effect on the contribution of northern peatlands to the global methane budget.

Gauci, Vincent; Dise, Nancy; Fowler, David

2002-01-01

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Effects of Elevated Atmospheric CO 2 and Mineral Nitrogen Deposition on Litter Quality, Bioleaching and Decomposition in A Sphagnum Peat Bog  

Microsoft Academic Search

A brief overview of an attempt to link the effect of elevated CO2 and nitrogen deposition on litter quality and decomposition in a Sphagnum peat bog is given. Litter of three common species (Eriophorum vaginatum, Polytrichum strictum and Sphagnum fallax) was collected from field plots after two years of pre-reatment in two parallel experiments: a) Elevated atmospheric CO2 experiment, b)

A. Siegenthaler; E. Mitchell; E. Heijden; A. Buttler; Ph. Grosvernier; J. Gobat

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Inputs of Nitrogen to Bogs of Alberta, Canada: the Importance of Biological Nitrogen Fixation VS. Atmospheric Deposition from Oil Sands Mining  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Bogs of Alberta, Canada are peatlands that are both Sphagnum-moss dominated and nutrient limited. Due to their ombrotrophic nature, nitrogen (N) is deposited only via atmospheric deposition (wet/dry) and biological N2 fixation. Historically, bogs of Alberta are unpolluted with low rates of atmospheric N deposition (< 1 kg ha-1 yr-1), as opposed to eastern Canada and western Europe where rates are considerably higher (>15 kg ha-1 yr-1). Due to the extensive rich bitumen deposits under northern Alberta, however, the Oil Sands Mining (OSM) industry has been growing exponentially since the late 1960’s. Bogs situated near OSM, therefore, are likely to experience increased N deposition and the consequences and impacts of such a phenomenon are as yet, unknown. Additional N inputs into these N-limited ecosystems may cause an imbalance in the N-cycle, specifically, biological N2 fixation. Our goal was to quantify inputs of N to the system from both rates of biological N2 fixation and bulk atmospheric deposition. In summer 2010, we used acetylene reduction assay (ARA) to indirectly measure N2 fixation rates in the four most abundant moss species: Sphagnum fuscum, S. capillifolium, S. angustifolium and Pleurozium schreberi at three bog sites varying in proximity to OSM: McMurray, McKay and Utikuma bog (51, 24 and 300 km, respectively) throughout the growing season (May-August comprising 6 sampling efforts). We measured atmospheric N deposition with ion exchange resin columns (10 per site). An ANOVA and subsequent ad hoc test indicated that Utikuma had significantly lower atmospheric N deposition rates (0.130 ± 0.19 mg m-2 d-1; µ ± SE) than both McMurray and McKay (0.337 ± 0.03 and 0.262 ± 0.03 mg m-2 da-1, respectively; F2,24 = 9.04, p<0.0012), demonstrating that sites closest to the OSM region do exhibit higher rates of atmospheric N deposition. Alternatively, for inputs of N via N2 fixation, we found that McMurray (700.6 ± 144.7 µmol m-2 da-1) had significantly higher ARA rates than McKay and Utikuma (205.8 ± 27.9 and 376.7 ± 73.9 µmol m-2 da-1, respectively; F2,264 = 7.60, p<0.0006). A one-way ANOVA showed significant differences in ARA rates among moss species (F2,263 = 7.60, p<0.0006). Duncan’s multiple range test indicated that S. fuscum and S. capillifolium hummocks had significantly higher rates (768.5 ± 138.3 and 495.8 ± 115.5 µmol m-2 da-1, respectively), as compared to S. angustifolium and P. schreberi (284.9 ± 45.5 and 24.9 ± 5.6 µmol m-2 da-1, respectively). Peak rates were recorded in mid-June and early July (678.1 ± 127.2 and 1009.7 ± 263.9 µmol m-2 da-1, respectively) across all the sites (F5,228 = 5.68, p<0.0001). This study is the first to simultaneously examine N2 fixation in a variety of mosses and atmospheric N inputs in Alberta bogs located close to OSM over a growing season. Our results suggest that despite increased N deposition, N2 fixation continues to represent the dominant input of N into Alberta’s bogs. In addition to S. fuscum and S. capillifolium being the prevalent hosts for N2-fixers, these species comprise the highest percent cover of Alberta’s bogs (~80%).

Prsa, T.; Vile, M. A.; Wieder, R.; Vitt, D. H.

2010-12-01

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Two thousand years of atmospheric arsenic, antimony, and lead deposition recorded in an ombrotrophic peat bog profile, Jura Mountains, Switzerland  

Microsoft Academic Search

A peat core from a Swiss bog reveals significant enrichments of As, Sb and Pb extending back to Roman times, indicating that the anthropogenic fluxes of these metals have exceeded the natural fluxes for more than 2000 years. The isotopic composition of Pb provides no evidence of vertical downward Pb migration, suggesting that the bog has faithfully preserved the historical

William Shotyk; Andrij K. Cheburkin; Peter G. Appleby; Andreas Fankhauser; Jan D. Kramers

1996-01-01

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Historical records of atmospheric Pb deposition in four Scottish ombrotrophic peat bogs: An isotopic comparison with other records from western Europe and Greenland  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cores collected from ombrotrophic peat bogs in west central, east central, northeast and southwest Scotland were dated (14C, 210Pb) and analyzed (ICP-OES, ICP-MS) to derive and compare their historical records of atmospheric anthropogenic Pb deposition over the past 2500 years. On the basis of Pb isotopic composition (e.g., 206Pb\\/207Pb), clear indications of Pb contamination during the pre-Roman\\/Roman, post-Roman and medieval

J. M. Cloy; J. G. Farmer; M. C. Graham; A. B. MacKenzie; G. T. Cook

2008-01-01

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Historical records of atmospheric Pb deposition in four Scottish ombrotrophic peat bogs: An isotopic comparison with other records from western Europe and Greenland - article no. GB2016  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cores collected from ombrotrophic peat bogs in west central, east central, northeast and southwest Scotland were dated (C-14, Pb-210) and analyzed (ICP-OES, ICP-MS) to derive and compare their historical records of atmospheric anthropogenic Pb deposition over the past 2500 years. On the basis of Pb isotopic composition (e. g., Pb-206\\/Pb-207), clear indications of Pb contamination during the pre-Roman\\/Roman, post-Roman and

J. M. Cloy; J. G. Farmer; M. C. Graham; A. B. MacKenzie; G. T. Cook

2008-01-01

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Bog Science  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This activity requires students to tour, collect data and analyze a pristine bog community. Students become aware of the unique chemical, hydrologic, and vegetative aspects of a specialized wetland known as a bog and the formation of this community and finally assist in the preservation of this ecosystem. This is a full immersion off site activity. (Clothes used in this activity are usually ruined, and people will get wet at least to their knees.) A bog is a wetland which is limited by nutrients, which causes a vegetative plant mat to grow out from the shore along the surface of the water. Students begin the lesson with an overview of wetland types and benefits. An appreciation and even love of this ecosystem has grown out of the wet, sometimes muddy, and often smelly encounter.

Joseph Zaiman (Edgewood High School REV)

1994-07-30

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A novel geochemical approach to paleorecords of dust deposition and effective humidity: 8500 years of peat accumulation at Store Mosse (the "Great Bog"), Sweden  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Both bog surface wetness and atmospheric dust deposition are intricately linked to changes in the hydrological cycle and pairing these types of records at the same site provides complementary information. Here a peat core from Store Mosse in southern Sweden covering the last 8500 years was used to make a high-resolution paleoclimate reconstruction based on a combination of bog development, colourimetric humification and inorganic geochemistry data. The coupling of Principal Component Analysis with changepoint modelling allowed for precise linking of changes in bog surface wetness and dust deposition records. A long-term trend towards warm (and possibly wet) conditions starts ca 8150 cal yr BP and culminates with the most pronounced conditions from 6900 to 6600 cal yr BP. The most significant arid period at Store Mosse occurred between 6500 and 5600 cal yr BP during which dust deposition was significantly higher. Wetter conditions dominate from 5500 to 4980 cal yr BP as the transition from the Hypsithermal and into the Neoglacial is made. After a shift to drier conditions, humification enters a more stable period that lasts from 4525 until 3200 cal yr BP. It is during this time that the first possible anthropogenic dust signals occur at ca 4200 cal yr BP. From 3200 cal yr BP to present humification generally shows a long-term decline moving towards wetter conditions. The main exceptions are during the transition from the Neoglacial to Roman Warm Period which is registered as a significantly wetter period and two dry periods recorded 2365 to 2155 cal yr BP and 1275-1105 cal yr BP. In general, the observed changes agree well with regional records of effective humidity and temperature. The high temporal resolution of the Store Mosse record reveals that palaeoclimatic change over the last 8500 years in southern Sweden has had a complex and variable structure.

Kylander, Malin E.; Bindler, Richard; Cortizas, Antonio Martínez; Gallagher, Kerry; Mörth, Carl-Magnus; Rauch, Sebastien

2013-06-01

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Grass species influence on plant N uptake - Determination of atmospheric N deposition to a semi-natural peat bog site using a 15N labelling approach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Large areas of natural peat bogs in Northwestern Germany have been converted to arable land and were subjected to draining and peat cutting in the past. The few protected peatland areas remaining are affected by high nitrogen (N) deposition. Our study site - a moderately drained raised bog - is surrounded by highly fertilized agricultural land and livestock production. In this study, we used a 15N pool dilution technique called 'Integrated Total Nitrogen Input' (ITNI) to quantify annual deposition of atmospheric N into biomonitoring pots over a two-year period. Since it considers direct N uptake by plants, it was expected to result in higher N input than conventional methods for determination of N deposition (e.g. micrometeorological approaches, bulk N samplers). Using Lolium multiflorum and Eriophorum vaginatum as monitor plants and low, medium and high levels of fertilization, we aimed to simulate increasing N deposition to planted pots and to allocate airborne N after its uptake by the soil-plant system in aboveground biomass, roots and soil. Increasing N fertilization was positively correlated with biomass production of Eriophorum vaginatum, whereas atmospheric plant N uptake decreased and highest airborne N input of 899.8 ± 67.4 µg N d-1 pot-1 was found for low N fertilization. In contrast, Lolium multiflorum showed a clear dependency of N supply on plant N uptake and was highest (688.7 ± 41.4 µg N d-1 pot-1) for highly fertilized vegetation pots. Our results suggest that grass species respond differently to increasing N input. While crop grasses such as Lolium multiflorum take up N according to N availability, species adopted to nutrient-limited conditions like Eriophorum vaginatum show N saturation effects with increasing N supply. Total airborne N input ranged from about 24 to 66 kg N ha-1 yr-1 dependent on the used indicator plant and the amount of added fertilizer. Parallel determination of atmospheric N deposition using a micrometeorological approach complemented with bulk samplers was about 24 kg N ha-1 yr-1 during both years of experiments and was thus at the lower range of results obtained by the ITNI method. The low 15N recovery rate of about 50 % during some experiments indicated an underestimation of the applied ITNI approach, resulting in a maximum possible N uptake of twice as high as the determined N input. Most likely, the intensive agricultural land management of the surrounding areas leads to this high N deposition into the protected peatland area. As a result, increasing sensitivity of ombrotrophic vegetation with a subsequent change in plant species composition and a decline in bog-specific vegetation cannot be excluded.

Hurkuck, Miriam; Brümmer, Christian; Spott, Oliver; Flessa, Heinz; Kutsch, Werner L.

2014-05-01

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Mid and late Holocene dust deposition in eastern Canada - a preliminary multi-proxy record from the Baie bog (St. Lawrence Estuary, Quebec)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Atmospheric mineral dust plays an important role in the Earth's climate through parameters such as atmospheric radiation, cloud properties and biogeochemical cycles. However, the high spatial and temporal variability of mineral dust and a lack of terrestrial archives in certain regions limit our understanding global dust-climate interactions. Ombrotrophic peatlands (bogs; atmospherically-fed only) are increasingly recognized as archives of atmospheric dust deposition. Their global distribution and high accumulation rates (i.e. high resolution) over the Holocene make them suitable substitute to marine and/or ice records. The Baie bog, located along the St. Lawrence Estuary (North Shore region, Quebec, Canada), was sampled to investigate dust deposition/palaeowinds in north eastern North America over the mid and late Holocene. The core was subsampled for elemental and isotopic geochemistry as well as particle size analyses, 210Pb and radiocarbon dating. Radiocarbon dating of the base of the peat sequence yielded an age of about 4300 yr cal BP. Initial results show periods of increased dust flux, calculated from REE concentrations, between 1000-1500 yr cal BP and 100-500 yr cal BP in the peat profile from 0.5 to 4 g m-2 yr-1. Higher dust fluxes usually occur in combination with greater particle size suggesting either stronger winds or a change of source. Periods of increased dust fluxes in the profile also correspond with changes in the macrofossil assemblages. A first attempt at source tracing through preliminary radiogenic isotopes analyses (Pb, Nd; ongoing) will also be discussed.

Pratte, Steve; Garneau, Michelle; De Vleeschouwer, François

2014-05-01

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Historical records of atmospheric Pb deposition in four Scottish ombrotrophic peat bogs: An isotopic comparison with other records from western Europe and Greenland  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Cores collected from ombrotrophic peat bogs in west central, east central, northeast and southwest Scotland were dated (14C, 210Pb) and analyzed (ICP-OES, ICP-MS) to derive and compare their historical records of atmospheric anthropogenic Pb deposition over the past 2500 years. On the basis of Pb isotopic composition (e.g., 206Pb/207Pb), clear indications of Pb contamination during the pre-Roman/Roman, post-Roman and medieval periods were attributed to the mining and smelting of Pb ores from Britain and elsewhere in Europe. Between the 17th and early 20th centuries, during the industrial period, the mining and smelting of indigenous Scottish Pb ores were the most important sources of anthropogenic Pb deposition at three of the sites. In contrast, at the most southerly site, influences from the use of both British Pb ores and imported Australian Pb ores (in more southern parts of Britain) since the late 19th century were evident. At each of the sites, Australian-Pb-influenced car exhaust emissions (from the 1930s to late 1990s), along with significant contributions from coal combustion (until the late 1960s and onset of the postindustrial period), were evident. Atmospheric anthropogenic Pb deposition across Scotland was greatest (˜10 to 40 mg m-2 a-1) between the late 1880s and late 1960s, increasing southward, declining to 0.44 to 5.7 mg m-2 a-1 by the early 2000s. The records from four peat bogs extend knowledge of the chronology of atmospheric Pb deposition trends across the northern hemisphere, there being general agreement with other environmental archive records from not only Scotland but also other countries in western Europe and Greenland. Nevertheless, during all periods investigated here, the isotopic composition of atmospheric Pb deposition across western Europe and Greenland exhibited variations in the relative importance of different sources of anthropogenic Pb, as well as some differences in timings and magnitudes of anthropogenic Pb contamination, arising from variations in local and regional sources of Pb deposition and possibly climatic regimes.

Cloy, J. M.; Farmer, J. G.; Graham, M. C.; MacKenzie, A. B.; Cook, G. T.

2008-06-01

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Inertia in an ombrotrophic bog ecosystem in response to 9 years' realistic perturbation by wet deposition of nitrogen, separated by form.  

PubMed

Wet deposition of nitrogen (N) occurs in oxidized (nitrate) and reduced (ammonium) forms. Whether one form drives vegetation change more than the other is widely debated, as field evidence has been lacking. We are manipulating N form in wet deposition to an ombrotrophic bog, Whim (Scottish Borders), and here report nine years of results. Ammonium and nitrate were provided in rainwater spray as NH4 Cl or NaNO3 at 8, 24 or 56 kg N ha(-1)  yr(-1) , plus a rainwater only control, via an automated system coupled to site meteorology. Detrimental N effects were observed in sensitive nonvascular plant species, with higher cumulative N loads leading to more damage at lower annual doses. Cover responses to N addition, both in relation to form and dose, were species specific and mostly dependent on N dose. Some species were generally indifferent to N form and dose, while others were dose sensitive. Calluna vulgaris showed a preference for higher N doses as ammonium N and Hypnum jutlandicum for nitrate N. However, after 9 years, the magnitude of change from wet deposited N on overall species cover is small, indicating only a slow decline in key species. Nitrogen treatment effects on soil N availability were likewise small and rarely correlated with species cover. Ammonium caused most N accumulation and damage to sensitive species at lower N loads, but toxic effects also occurred with nitrate. However, because different species respond differently to N form, setting of ecosystem level critical loads by N form is challenging. We recommend implementing the lowest value of the critical load range where communities include sensitive nonvascular plants and where ammonium dominates wet deposition chemistry. In the context of parallel assessment at the same site, N treatments for wet deposition showed overall much smaller effects than corresponding inputs of dry deposition as ammonia. PMID:24038771

Sheppard, Lucy J; Leith, Ian D; Mizunuma, Toshie; Leeson, Sarah; Kivimaki, Sanna; Neil Cape, J; van Dijk, Netty; Leaver, David; Sutton, Mark A; Fowler, David; Van den Berg, Leon J L; Crossley, Alan; Field, Chris; Smart, Simon

2014-02-01

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Bog iron formation in the Nassawango Creek watershed, Maryland, USA  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The Nassawango bog ores in the modern environment for surficial geochemical processes were studied. The formation of Nassawango bog ores was suggested to be due to inorganic oxidation when groundwater rich in ferrous iron emerges into the oxic, surficial environment. It was suggested that the process, providing a phosphorus sink, may be an unrecognized benefit for mitigating nutrient loading from agricultural lands. It is found that without the effect of iron fixing bacteria, bog deposites could not form at significant rates.

Bricker, O.P.; Newell, W.L.; Simon, N.S.

2004-01-01

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Historical records of atmospheric Pb deposition in four Scottish ombrotrophic peat bogs: An isotopic comparison with other records from western Europe and Greenland - article no. GB2016  

SciTech Connect

Cores collected from ombrotrophic peat bogs in west central, east central, northeast and southwest Scotland were dated (C-14, Pb-210) and analyzed (ICP-OES, ICP-MS) to derive and compare their historical records of atmospheric anthropogenic Pb deposition over the past 2500 years. On the basis of Pb isotopic composition (e. g., Pb-206/Pb-207), clear indications of Pb contamination during the pre-Roman/Roman, post-Roman and medieval periods were attributed to the mining and smelting of Pb ores from Britain and elsewhere in Europe. Between the 17th and early 20th centuries, during the industrial period, the mining and smelting of indigenous Scottish Pb ores were the most important sources of anthropogenic Pb deposition at three of the sites. In contrast, at the most southerly site, influences from the use of both British Pb ores and imported Australian Pb ores (in more southern parts of Britain) since the late 19th century were evident. At each of the sites, Australian-Pb-influenced car exhaust emissions (from the 1930s to late 1990s), along with significant contributions from coal combustion (until the late 1960s and onset of the post industrial period), were evident. Atmospheric anthropogenic Pb deposition across Scotland was greatest (similar to 10 to 40 mg m{sup -2} a{sup -1}) between the late 1880s and late 1960s, increasing southward, declining to 0.44 to 5.7 mg m{sup 2} a{sup -1} by the early 2000s.

Cloy, J.M.; Farmer, J.G.; Graham, M.C.; MacKenzie, A.B.; Cook, G.T. [University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh (United Kingdom). School for Geoscience

2008-05-15

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Uraniferous bitumen nodules in the Talvivaara Ni-Zn-Cu-Co deposit (Finland): influence of metamorphism on uranium mineralization in black shales  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the central part of the Fennoscandian Shield, the Talvivaara Ni-Zn-Cu-Co deposit, hosted by Palaeoproterozoic metamorphosed black schists, contains low uranium concentrations ranging from 10 to 30 ppm. The Talvivaara black schists were deposited 2.0-1.9 Ga ago and underwent subsequent metamorphism during the 1.9-1.79 Ga Svecofennian orogeny. Anhedral uraninite crystals rimmed by bitumen constitute the main host of uranium. U-Pb secondary ion mass spectrometry dating indicates that uraninite crystals were formed between 1,878 ± 17 and 1,871 ± 43 Ma, during peak metamorphism. Rare earth element patterns and high Th content (average 6.38 wt%) in disseminated uraninite crystals indicate that U was concentrated during high temperature metamorphism (>400 °C). The formation of bitumen rims around uraninite may be explained by two distinct scenarios: (a) a transport of U coincident with the migration of hydrocarbons or (b) post-metamorphic formation of bitumen rims, through radiolytic polymerization of gaseous hydrocarbons at the contact with uraninite.

Lecomte, Andreï; Cathelineau, Michel; Deloule, Etienne; Brouand, Marc; Peiffert, Chantal; Loukola-Ruskeeniemi, Kirsti; Pohjolainen, Esa; Lahtinen, Hannu

2014-04-01

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Effects of Elevated CO 2 and Nitrogen Deposition on Natural Regeneration Processes of Cut-Over Ombrotrophic Peat Bogs in the Swiss Jura Mountains  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the Swiss Jura mountains most of the remaining ombrotrophic peat bogs have been exploited to some extent for peat. In these sites, natural regeneration processes are taking place. The dominant process is paludification, where a cut over drained surface is colonised by key species, usually either Polytrichum strictum or Eriophortum vaginatum. These early colonisers of bare peat surfaces create

PHILIPPE R. GROSVERNIER; Edward Mitchell; Alexandre Buttler; Jean-Michel Gobat

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Uraniferous opal, Virgin Valley, Nevada: conditions of formation and implications for uranium exploration  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Uraniferous, fluorescent opal, which occurs in tuffaceous sedimentary rocks at Virgin Valley, Nevada, records the temperature and composition of uranium-rich solutions as well as the time of uranium-silica coprecipitation. Results are integrated with previous geologic and geochronologic data for the area to produce a model for uranium mobility that may be used to explore for uranium deposits in similar geologic settings. Uraniferous opal occurs as replacements of diatomite, or silicic air-fall ash layers in tuffaceous lakebeds of the Virgin Valley Formation (Miocene) of Merriam (1907). Fission-track radiography shows uranium to be homogeneously dispersed throughout the opal structure, suggesting coprecipitation of dissolved uranium and silica gel. Fluid inclusions preserved within opal replacements of diatomite have homogenization temperatures in the epithermal range and are of low salinity. Four samples of opal from one locality all have U-Pb apparent ages which suggest uraniferous opal precipitation in late Pliocene time. These ages correspond to a period of local, normal faulting, and highangle faults may have served as vertical conduits for transport of deep, thermalized ground water to shallower levels. Lateral migration of rising solutions occurred at intersections of faults with permeable strata. Silica and some uranium were dissolved from silica-rich host strata of 5-20 ppm original uranium content and reprecipitated as the solutions cooled. The model predicts that in similar geologic settings, ore-grade concentrations of uranium will occur in permeable strata that intersect high-angle faults and that contain uranium source rocks as well as efficient reductant traps for uranium. In the absence of sufficient quantities of reductant materials, uranium will be flushed from the system or will accumulate in low-grade disseminated hosts such as uraniferous opal. ?? 1982.

Zielinski, R.A.

1982-01-01

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Consequences of marginal drainage from a raised bog and understanding the hydrogeological dynamics as a basis for restoration  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Raised bogs in Ireland have long been exploited for local fuel utilisation. The drainage associated with such activities alters the hydrological regime of the bog as consolidation of the peat substrate results in significant water loss and subsidence of the bog. Undisturbed raised bog environments are typically characterised by distinct ecological systems, or ecotopes, which are controlled by the relationship between surface slopes, flow path lengths and drainage conditions. Shrinkage of the main peat profile, or catotelm, invariably alters these conditions, changes of which significantly damage ecotopes of conservational value. Clara Bog, Ireland, is one of western Europe's largest remaining raised bogs and on which much hydroecological research has been conducted since the early 1990's. Though a relatively intact raised bog, it has been extensively damaged in the past with the construction of a road through the centre of the bog known to have resulted in subsidence of 9-10m. However, the western tract of Clara Bog, Clara Bog West, has also subsided significantly since the early 1990's due to on-going peat cutting activities on the bogs margins. Current research now indicates that the bog is not an isolated hydrological entity, as generally perceived of bogs, but rather that Clara Bog West is intrinsically linked to the regional groundwater table, which appears to provide a significant ‘support' function to the bog. Hydrogeological monitoring and analysis has shown that water losses are not simply a result of lateral seepage of water through the peat profile at the bogs margins. Measurements of flow rates and electrical conductivity in drains bordering the bog indicate that little water is discharging laterally through the peat profile. However, piezometric head levels in mineral subsoil underlying the bog and close to the margins of the bog have decreased by 0.3 to 0.5m and 0.4 to 1.0m respectively since the early 1990s and it is believed that this is a result of vertical water losses in the peat profile not confined to the bog margins. Distinct zones of groundwater seepage in the marginal drains have been mapped based on hydrochemical and stable isotopic composition of the water and occur where drains have cut into permeable subsoil beneath the peat substrate and where the potentiometric surface of the regional groundwater table is below, or coincident with, the elevation at the base of the drain. Groundwater as a ‘supporting' ecological condition is usually confined to the perimeter of a raised bog, where peat and underlying clay thin towards the margin, allowing regional groundwater and peat water to converge and mix, thereby giving rise to characteristic nutrient rich ‘lagg' zone vegetation. However, in Clara Bog West it appears there is also a connection between the regional groundwater table and the high bog. Such a connection appears to be unique to Clara Bog West as a result of the prevailing geological conditions. A succession of Carboniferous Limestone to relatively permeable glacial till deposits to low permeability lacustrine clay sediment is the predominant underlying geology of the bog. However, there are areas where the glacial till protrudes through the lacustrine clay, which ordinarily isolates the high bog from underlying groundwater, thereby engendering a dependency on regional groundwater conditions. The hydrogeological data now suggest that drainage at the bog margin has created a hydraulic connection between these ‘subsoil subcrops' and the marginal drains, developed within the same subsoil, thereby lowering the regional groundwater table, steepening the hydraulic gradient and resulting in significant water loss from the main bog body. As such, understanding this hydrogeological connection is central to restoration activities that will aim to arrest subsidence and restore water levels that are indicative for ecotope development, on the high bog. Acknowledgements Clara Restoration Group: Jan Streekferk (Staatsbosbeheer), Jim Ryan (National Parks and Wildlife Service), Ray Flynn (Queens Univ

Regan, Shane; Johnston, Paul

2010-05-01

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Effects of nutrient addition on vegetation and carbon cycling in an ombrotrophic bog  

Microsoft Academic Search

We measured net ecosystem CO2 exchange (NEE), plant biomass and growth, species composition, peat microclimate, and litter decomposition in a fertilization experiment at Mer Bleue Bog, Ottawa, Ontario. The bog is located in the zone with the highest atmospheric nitrogen deposition for Canada, estimated at 0.8-1.2 g N m2 yr1 (wet deposition as NH4 and NO3). To establish the effect

JILL L. B UBIER; T IM R. M OORE; A. B LEDZKI

2007-01-01

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Biogeochemistry and vegetation in a cranberry bog chronosequence Genevieve Noyce  

E-print Network

Biogeochemistry and vegetation in a cranberry bog chronosequence Genevieve Noyce Mount Holyoke Ecosystems Center, MBL, Woods Hole, MA 17 December 2007 #12;Noyce 2 Abstract Abandoned cranberry bogs: abandoned cranberry bogs, succession, biogeochemical controls, exotic species, forests Introduction

Vallino, Joseph J.

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Pollen analysis of Patschke bog  

E-print Network

and drying is suggested from the pollen record of Patschke Bog for central Texas. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Many people were instrumental in the completion of this thesis. I would especially like to thank Mr. and Mrs. Adolf Patschke for allowing me access...: low-spine and high-spine. Any Asteraceae pollen grain that had spines that were & 1. 5 u were included into the low- spine category. These grains tend to be anemophilous. High-spine grains have spines greater than 1. 5 u and tend to be zoophilous...

Camper, Hope Armstrong

1991-01-01

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Paired charcoal and tree-ring records of high-frequency Holocene fire from two New Mexico bog sites  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Two primary methods for reconstructing paleofire occurrence include dendrochronological dating of fire scars and stand ages from live or dead trees (extending back centuries into the past) and sedimentary records of charcoal particles from lakes and bogs, providing perspectives on fire history that can extend back for many thousands of years. Studies using both proxies have become more common in regions where lakes are present and fire frequencies are low, but are rare where high-frequency surface fires dominate and sedimentary deposits are primarily bogs and wetlands. Here we investigate sedimentary and fire-scar records of fire in two small watersheds in northern New Mexico, in settings recently characterised by relatively high-frequency fire where bogs and wetlands (Chihuahuen??os Bog and Alamo Bog) are more common than lakes. Our research demonstrates that: (1) essential features of the sedimentary charcoal record can be reproduced between multiple cores within a bog deposit; (2) evidence from both fire-scarred trees and charcoal deposits documents an anomalous lack of fire since ???1900, compared with the remainder of the Holocene; (3) sedimentary charcoal records probably underestimate the recurrence of fire events at these high-frequency fire sites; and (4) the sedimentary records from these bogs are complicated by factors such as burning and oxidation of these organic deposits, diversity of vegetation patterns within watersheds, and potential bioturbation by ungulates. We consider a suite of particular challenges in developing and interpreting fire histories from bog and wetland settings in the Southwest. The identification of these issues and constraints with interpretation of sedimentary charcoal fire records does not diminish their essential utility in assessing millennial-scale patterns of fire activity in this dry part of North America. ?? IAWF 2008.

Allen, C.D.; Anderson, R. Scott; Jass, R.B.; Toney, J.L.; Baisan, C.H.

2008-01-01

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The butterfly fauna of Wisconsin bogs: lessons for conservation  

Microsoft Academic Search

During 2002–2009, we surveyed butterflies at 73 bogs, 20 adjacent lowland roadsides, and 5 nearby upland roadsides in northern\\u000a Wisconsin and three bogs in central Wisconsin, with additional observations from 1986 to 2001. Especially in northern Wisconsin,\\u000a bogs are relatively unaffected by humans, but naturally comprise <1% of the landscape. Bog specialist species composition\\u000a varied by bog type (muskeg, kettlehole,

Ann B. SwengelScott; Scott R. Swengel

2010-01-01

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Impact of raized bogs on export of carbon and river water chemical composition in Western Siberia  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Bogs play an important role in functioning of the biosphere. Specific geochemical environment of the bogs results in formation of the special biogeochemical cycle of the elements. Processes of decay and transformation of organic material define the reductive conditions of bog water, form and migratory mobility of the chemical elements. Particular interest in recent years is aroused by the question of content and dynamics of the carbon in bog and river water according to indicated natural and climatic changes on the territory. The most important parts of the carbon balance in bog ecosystems together with processes of exhalation from deposit surface in the form of CO2 is its export with river water. The results of research carried out in scientific station "Vasyugansky" in south taiga subzone of Western Siberia showed that chemical composition of raised bog water includes high amounts of total iron (2,13 mg/l), ammonium ions (5,33 mg/l), humic and fulvic acids (5,21 mg/l and 45,8 mg/l), dissolved organic carbon (69,1 mg/l), COD (236,93 mgO/l), there are low mineralization and indicators of pH. Carbon comes in bog water in organic compounds: carboxylic acids, phenols, aromatic and paraffin hydrocarbons, organic phosphates, phthalates and other compounds. Formation of river waters composition in the Western Siberia takes place in the following context: high level of bogged river catchments (sometimes up to 70%), excess humidification and low heat provision. Basing on the results of study of hydrochemical runoff in small and medium rivers with different levels of bogged in river catchments (Chaya, Bakchar, Klyuch, Gavrilovka) it was noted that raised bog influence on river waters chemical composition shows in ion runoff decrease, organic substances runoff increase, increase of amounts of total iron, ammonium irons and water pH indicators decrease. Study of humic matters migration is very important in the context of formation of flexible complexes of humic and fulvic acids and heavy metals, which should be taken into account when in waterlogged regions constructing large industrial projects and in formation of water removing.

Voistinova, Elena

2010-05-01

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Estimating methane production rates in bogs and landfills by deuterium enrichment of pore water  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Raised bogs and municipal waste landfills harbor large populations of methanogens within their domed deposits of anoxic organic matter. Although the methane emissions from these sites have been estimated by various methods, limited data exist on the activity of the methanogens at depth. We therefore analyzed the stable isotopic signature of the pore waters in two raised bogs from northern Minnesota to identify depth intervals in the peat profile where methanogenic metabolism occurs. Methanogenesis enriched the deuterium (2H) content of the deep peat pore waters by as much as +11% (Vienna Standard Mean Sea Water), which compares to a much greater enrichment factor of +70% in leachate from New York City's Fresh Kills landfill. The bog pore waters were isotopically dated by tritium (3H) to be about 35 years old at 1.5 m depth, whereas the landfill leachate was estimated as ~ 17 years old from Darcy flow calculations. According to an isotopic mass balance the observed deuterium enrichment indicates that about 1.2 g of CH4m-3 d-1 were produced within the deeper peat, compared to about 2.8 g CH4 m-3 d-1 in the landfill. The values for methane production in the bog peat are substantially higher than the flux rates measured at the surface of the bogs or at the landfill, indicating that deeper methane production may be much higher than was previously assumed.

Siegel, D.I.; Chanton, J.P.; Glaser, P.H.; Chasar, L.S.; Rosenberry, D.O.

2001-01-01

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Atmospheric carbonyl sulfide exchange in bog microcosms  

SciTech Connect

Measurements of Carbonyl sulfide (OCS) fluxes were carried out on bog microcosms using chamber sampling and tunable diode laser analysis. Intact bog microcosms (vascular plants, mosses, and peat) removed ambient levels of OCS in the light and dark with rates from [minus]2.4 to [minus]8.1 ng S min[sup [minus]1] m[sup [minus]2]. Peat and peat plus mosses emitted OCS in the light with rates of 17.4 and 10.9 ng S min[sup [minus]1] m[sup [minus]2], respectively. In the dark, the mosses apparently removed OCS at a rate equivalent to the peat emissions. A 3-D numerical tracer model using this data indicated that boreal bog ecosystems remove at most 1% of ambient OCS, not sufficient to account for an observed OCS depletion in boreal air masses. 13 refs., 1 fig., 1 tab.

Fried, A.; Klinger, L.F.; Erickson, D.J. III (National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO (United States))

1993-01-22

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Ecophysiology in an ombrotrophic spruce bog  

E-print Network

Ecophysiology in an ombrotrophic spruce bog ­ potential impacts with climate change Jeff Warren.S. Department of Energy Spruce and Peatland Responses Under Climatic and Environmental change THE SPRUCE EXPERIMENT at the Marcell Experimental Forest http://www.mnspruce.ornl.gov/ What is SPRUCE? An experiment

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The Secret of Bog Creek Farm  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This fictional story about a real Superfund site is available in English or Spanish. The Secret of Bog Creek Farm is a story about a real Superfund site where children learn through the eyes of local residents. The story explains how soil can become polluted and how it can be cleaned up by incineration.

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Environmental controls of greenhouse gas release in a restoring peat bog in NW Germany  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In Central Europe, most bogs have a history of drainage and many of them are currently being restored. Success of restoration as well as greenhouse gas exchange of these bogs is influenced by environmental stress factors as drought and atmospheric nitrogen deposition. We determined the methane and nitrous oxide exchange of sites in the strongly decomposed center and less decomposed edge of the Pietzmoor bog in NW Germany in 2004. Also, we examined the methane and nitrous oxide exchange of mesocosms from the center and edge before, during, and following a drainage experiment as well as carbon dioxide release from disturbed unfertilized and nitrogen fertilized surface peat. In the field, methane fluxes ranged from 0 to 3.8 mg m-2 h-1 and were highest from hollows. Field nitrous oxide fluxes ranged from 0 to 574 ?g m-2 h-1 and were elevated at the edge. A large Eriophorum vaginatum tussock showed decreasing nitrous oxide release as the season progressed. Drainage of mesocosms decreased methane release to 0, even during rewetting. There was a tendency for a decrease of nitrous oxide release during drainage and for an increase in nitrous oxide release during rewetting. Nitrogen fertilization did not increase decomposition of surface peat. Our examinations suggest a competition between vascular vegetation and denitrifiers for excess nitrogen. We also provide evidence that the von Post humification index can be used to explain greenhouse gas release from bogs, if the role of vascular vegetation is also considered. An assessment of the greenhouse gas release from nitrogen saturated restoring bogs needs to take into account elevated release from fresh Sphagnum peat as well as from sedges growing on decomposed peat. Given the high atmospheric nitrogen deposition, restoration will not be able to achieve an oligotrophic ecosystem in the short term.

Glatzel, S.; Forbrich, I.; Krüger, C.; Lemke, S.; Gerold, G.

2008-01-01

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Effects of nutrient addition on leaf chemistry, morphology, and photosynthetic capacity of three bog shrubs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Plants in nutrient-poor environments typically have low foliar nitrogen (N) concentrations, long-lived tissues with leaf traits\\u000a designed to use nutrients efficiently, and low rates of photosynthesis. We postulated that increasing N availability due to\\u000a atmospheric deposition would increase photosynthetic capacity, foliar N, and specific leaf area (SLA) of bog shrubs. We measured\\u000a photosynthesis, foliar chemistry and leaf morphology in three

Jill L. Bubier; Rose Smith; Sari Juutinen; Tim R. Moore; Rakesh Minocha; Stephanie Long; Subhash Minocha

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Bog discharge from different viewpoints: comparison of Ingram's theory with observations from an Estonian raised bog  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Raised bogs are typically dome shaped and have a groundwater level located close to the soil surface. Besides their typical dome shape, these peatlands are often characterized by a pronounced surface topography consisting of pools, wet depressions (hollows), stretches of Sphagnum species (lawns), drier mounds (hummocks) and higher drier areas with terrestrial vegetation (ridges). These peat bodies drain laterally by gravity to adjacent areas with lower groundwater levels. The integrity of these bogs is only ascertained when water is stored in the peat body in periods of precipitation deficit and efficiently removed in wet periods. This is realized by the fact that the bog's top layer, often called acrotelm, has a variable hydraulic conductivity. In response to precipitation its hydraulic conductivity increases, whereas, under evaporative demand the water table lowers and therefore also the hydraulic conductivity decreases. Ingram proposed a model based on the Dupuit-Forchheimer approximation for Darcy's law that assumes vertical flow is negligible, and the slope of the water table is equal to the hydraulic gradient. U- Hm2- K = L2 (1) where U is net recharge (P-ET), K is horizontal hydraulic conductivity, Hm is hydraulic head above a flat bottom at the centre of the bog, L is half the width of the bog along the cross section. This model incorporates the assumption that all net rainfall reaching the water table will be discharged to the stream. Ingram's model does not consider local heterogeneities in surface topography, like pool-ridge patterns. We hypothesize that under drier conditions it is likely that pool-ridge patterning will inhibit water from flowing along the surface gradient. Under wet conditions, however, pools can become connected and water can move through the upper highly permeable layer of ridges. In this study, we investigated the influence of ridge-pool patterning on the horizontal water flow through a raised bog and compared it with Ingram's approach. Our study site was Mannikjarve, a raised bog located centrally in Estonia and part of the larger Endla Nature Reserve. The size of the bog is approximately 2 km2. Mannikjarve is characterized by a surface pattern of different microtopes consisting of ridge-pool, hollow-ridge, hummock-hollow, Sphagnum lawn, and margin forest. We created a flow-net based on the raised bogs surface elevation. This flow-net defines the direction of lateral flow in the acrotelm. Based on the flow-net we divided the bog into sub-catchments representing the area contributing to discharge at the outlets of the bog. The measured discharge was used in a double mass analysis to calculate discharge ratio's. We assume that changes in discharge ratio's can be relate to changes in contributing area as a result of variable water flow paths. Furthermore, we compared the measured discharges with calculated discharge according to Ingram's model. Based on several reasonable estimates for input parameters, the observed discharges cannot be reproduced with the Ingram model. Furthermore, discharge ratio's between different sub-catchments within the peatland appear to be not constant over time, thus suggesting a shift in water divides that depends on atmospheric events.

Oosterwoud, Marieke; van der Ploeg, Martine; van der Zee, Sjoerd

2013-04-01

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Isotopic evidence for nitrogen mobility in peat bogs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Elevated nitrogen (N) input may reduce carbon (C) storage in peat. Under low atmospheric deposition, most N is bound in the moss layer. Under high N inputs, Sphagnum is not able to prevent penetration of dissolved N to deeper peat. Nitrogen may become available to the roots of invading vascular plants. The concurrent oxygenation of deeper peat layers, along with higher supply of labile organic C, may enhance microbial decomposition and lead to peat thinning. The resulting higher emissions of greenhouse gases may accelerate global warming. Seepage of N to deeper peat has never been quantified. Here we present evidence for post-depositional mobility of atmogenic N in peat, based on natural-abundance N isotope ratios. We conducted a reciprocal peat transplant experiment between two Sphagnum-dominated peat bogs in the Czech Republic (Central Europe), differing in anthropogenic N inputs. The northern site VJ received as much as 33 kg N ha-1 yr-1 via spruce canopy throughfall. The southern site was less polluted (17.6 kg N ha-1 yr-1). Isotope signatures of living moss differed between the two sites (?15N of -3‰ and -7‰ at VJ and CB, respectively). After 18 months, an isotope mass balance was constructed. In the CB-to-VJ transplant, a significant portion of original CB nitrogen (98-31%) was removed and replaced by nitrogen of the host site throughout the top 10 cm of the profile. Nitrogen, deposited at VJ, was immobilized in imported CB peat that was up to 20 years old. Additionally, we compared N concentration and N accumulation rates in 210Pb-dated peat profiles with well-constrained data on historical atmospheric N pollution. Nationwide N emissions peaked in 1990, while VJ exhibited the highest N content in peat that formed in 1930. This de-coupling of N inputs and N retention in peat might be interpreted as a result of translocation of dissolved pollutant N downcore, corroborating our ?15N results at VJ and CB. Data from a variety of peat bogs along pollution and climatic gradients would be needed to test to what extent the record of atmospheric N inputs in peat is overprinted by variable, locally-controlled decomposition rates.

Novak, Martin; Stepanova, Marketa; Jackova, Ivana; Vile, Melanie A.; Wieder, R. Kelman; Buzek, Frantisek; Adamova, Marie; Erbanova, Lucie; Fottova, Daniela; Komarek, Arnost

2014-05-01

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137Cs in a raised bog in central Sweden  

Microsoft Academic Search

The vertical distribution of 137Cs activity in peat soil profiles and 137Cs activity concentration in plants of various species was studied in samples collected at two sites on a raised bog in central Sweden. One site (open bog) was in an area with no trees and only a few sparsely growing plant species, while the other (low pine) was less

K. Rosén; M. Vinichuk; K. J. Johanson

2009-01-01

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Origin of Lead in Eight Central European Peat Bogs Determined  

E-print Network

Research Origin of Lead in Eight Central European Peat Bogs Determined from Isotope Ratios. The Sphagnum-dominated bogs were located mainly in mountainous regions of the Czech Republic bordering that environmental lead in Central Europe had been largely affected by human activity (smelting) even before

Wieder, R. Kelman

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Geoinformatics meets education for a peat bog information system  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Within the project "Expedition Bog: Young researchers are experimenting, exploring and discovering" a bog-information- system is developed by the Department of Geography (University of Education Heidelberg, Germany), the Institute for Geoinformatics and Remote Sensing (University of Osnabrueck, Germany; the NABU Umweltpyramide gGmbH. This information system will be available for schools and to the public. It is supplemented by teaching units on various topics around the bog via an online platform. The focus of the project, however, is the original encounter with the bog habitat. This is realized by a GPS scavenger hunt with small research tasks and observations, mapping and experiments. The project areas are the Huvenhoops bog and the Lauenbruecker bog in Rotenburg in Lower Saxony, Germany. Equipped with a researcher backpack, GPS device and a mobile bog book by means of a pocket PC, students can discover different learning stations in the project bogs. In our areas the students can learn more about different topics such as "the historical memory of the bog", "water", "peat moss and other plants" and "animals of the bog". Moreover small inquiry research projects can be executed. Experimenting on site helps students to develop important scientific findings and increases their curiosity and enthusiasm for nature. It also promotes a number of other basic skills such as literacy, language skills, social skills or fine motor skills. Moreover it also fosters the development of a positive attitude to science in general. The main objective of the project is to promote sustainable environmental education, as well as the development of environmental awareness. This will be accomplished through the imparting of knowledge but also through experiencing nature with all senses in the context of original encounters.

Michel, Ulrich; Fiene, Christina; Plass, Christian

2010-10-01

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Can a bog drained for forestry be a stronger carbon sink than a natural bog forest?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study compares the CO2 exchange of a natural bog forest, and of a bog drained for forestry in the pre-Alpine region of southern Germany. The sites are separated by only 10 km, they share the same soil formation history and are exposed to the same climate and weather conditions. In contrast, they differ in land use history: at the Schechenfilz site a natural bog-pine forest (Pinus mugo ssp. rotundata) grows on an undisturbed, about 5 m thick peat layer; at Mooseurach a planted spruce forest (Picea abies) grows on drained and degraded peat (3.4 m). The net ecosystem exchange of CO2 (NEE) at both sites has been investigated for 2 years (July 2010-June 2012), using the eddy covariance technique. Our results indicate that the drained, forested bog at Mooseurach is a much stronger carbon dioxide sink (-130 ± 31 and -300 ± 66 g C m-2 a-1 in the first and second year, respectively) than the natural bog forest at Schechenfilz (-53 ± 28 and -73 ± 38 g C m-2 a-1). The strong net CO2 uptake can be explained by the high gross primary productivity of the 44-year old spruces that over-compensates the two-times stronger ecosystem respiration at the drained site. The larger productivity of the spruces can be clearly attributed to the larger plant area index (PAI) of the spruce site. However, even though current flux measurements indicate strong CO2 uptake of the drained spruce forest, the site is a strong net CO2 source when the whole life-cycle since forest planting is considered. It is important to access this result in terms of the long-term biome balance. To do so, we used historical data to estimate the difference between carbon fixation by the spruces and the carbon loss from the peat due to drainage since forest planting. This rough estimate indicates a strong carbon release of +134 t C ha-1 within the last 44 years. Thus, the spruces would need to grow for another 100 years at about the current rate, to compensate the potential peat loss of the former years. In contrast, the natural bog-pine ecosystem has likely been a small but stable carbon sink for decades, which our results suggest is very robust regarding short-term changes of environmental factors.

Hommeltenberg, J.; Schmid, H. P.; Drösler, M.; Werle, P.

2014-07-01

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Can a bog drained for forestry be a stronger carbon sink than a natural bog forest?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study compares the CO2 exchange of a natural bog forest, and of a bog drained for forestry in the pre-alpine region of southern Germany. The sites are separated by only ten kilometers, they share the same formation history and are exposed to the same climate and weather conditions. In contrast, they differ in land use history: at the Schechenfilz site a natural bog-pine forest (Pinus mugo rotundata) grows on an undisturbed, about 5 m thick peat layer; at Mooseurach a planted spruce forest (Picea abies) grows on drained and degraded peat (3.4 m). The net ecosystem exchange of CO2 (NEE) at both sites has been investigated for two years (July 2010 to June 2012), using the eddy covariance technique. Our results indicate that the drained, forested bog at Mooseurach is a much stronger carbon dioxide sink (-130 ± 31 and -300 ± 66 g C m-2 a-1 in the first and second year respectively) than the natural bog forest at Schechenfilz (-53 ± 28 and -73±38 g C m-2 a-1). The strong net CO2 uptake can be explained by the high gross primary productivity of the spruces that over-compensates the two times stronger ecosystem respiration at the drained site. The larger productivity of the spruces can be clearly attributed to the larger LAI of the spruce site. However, even though current flux measurements indicate strong CO2 uptake of the drained spruce forest, the site is a strong net CO2 source, if the whole life-cycle, since forest planting is considered. We determined the difference between carbon fixation by the spruces and the carbon loss from the peat due to drainage since forest planting. The estimate resulted in a strong carbon release of +156 t C ha-1 within the last 44 yr, means the spruces would need to grow for another 100 yr, at the current rate, to compensate the peat loss of the former years. In contrast, the natural bog-pine ecosystem has likely been a small but consistent carbon sink for decades, which our results suggest is very robust regarding short-term changes of environmental factors.

Hommeltenberg, J.; Schmid, H. P.; Droesler, M.; Werle, P.

2014-02-01

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Smouldering bog wildfires and possible implications in palaeoenvironmental reconstructions  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Ombrotrophic (i.e., rainwater-fed) peat bogs have been recognized as providing excellent records of past environmental changes over the last millennia. They are well known to provide information on both climatic and vegetational changes, and the deposition of organic and inorganic pollutants from anthropogenic vs. lithogenic sources. Whether they also record well past fire activity is an unresolved issue to date. Peatland ecosystems are most at risk from smouldering fires, especially in drought conditions. Smouldering fires are slow, low temperature, flameless and the most persistent form of combustion of organic matter (OM) in porous form. It is known to consume dozen of times more peat mass than flaming fires. Importantly, the in-depth oxidation reaction in smouldering leaves few charred remains, which hampers their identification in palaeoenvironmental analyses. Smouldering even consumes the possible pyrogenic char produced by flaming wildfires. Most studies on smouldering peatland fires to date have focused on ignition and carbon losses/emissions, leaving a significant gap in our understanding of OM changes following fires. In the present work, we present new data which suggest that variations in the chemical signature of OM in peatlands provides a possibility of identifying past peatland fires. In particular, we show results from a laboratory study about the physical, chemical and spectroscopic changes in OM features following a smouldering fire. We initiated a smouldering fire on top of three sphagnum peat columns (26 cm deep) each having a different initial moisture content (MC) designed to reflect dry conditions (55% MC), undisturbed conditions (90% MC), and wet conditions (210% MC). The fires were allowed to propagate downwards until they self-extinguished at some distance from the top. After the fire, we tracked chemical variations in the residual columns to determine the possible signature of natural past smouldering peatland fires. The analysis shows a consistent variation in the vertical direction of chemical markers below the point at which the fire front propagated the columns. The depth over which the chemical markers vary is apparent down to 5 cm in 55% MC (the whole residual column), and 8 cm deep in 90% MC. No significant variation of any of the chemical parameters was observed in the 210% MC column. The results of this study show that smouldering fires could occur also when bogs are in undisturbed hydrological conditions (e.g., near 100%MC), and that zone affected by smouldering fire is revealed by the presence of: 1) a strong increases of pH and ash content; 2) higher contents of aromatic and condensed molecules (as suggested by higher C/H values and by fluorescence spectra); 3) higher total N content leading to a decrease in C/N ratio. These data show potential to track similar variations in cores taken from peat bogs where they may serve as new proxies for the identification of past fire events. Moreover, these findings suggest the possibility that similar chemical and physical signatures detected in previous peatland cores may have been ascribed to the wrong past climatic or hydrological variations, as fire induced changes had not been considered before. In particular, peaks in ash content, such as those observed in our study (e.g.. ca. 13% in the 90% MC residue vs. 3% in the undisturbed peat), have in the past been ascribed to an increase of either dust depositions or mineralization processes typically linked to climatic changes. Similarly, large variations in pH values (e.g., >6 in the 90% MC residue vs.

Zaccone, C.; Rein, G.; D'Orazio, V.; Hadden, R.; Belcher, C. M.; Miano, T. M.

2012-04-01

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U-Pb ages of uraniferous opals and implications for the history of beryllium, fluorine, and uranium mineralization at Spor Mountain, Utah  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The U-Pb isotope systematics of uraniferous opals from Spor Mountain, Utah, were investigated to determine the suitability of such material for geochronologic purposes, and to estimate the timing of uranium and associated beryllium and fluorine mineralization. The results indicate that uraniferous opals can approximate a closed system for uranium and uranium daughters, so that dating samples as young as ???1 m.y. should be possible. In addition, the expected lack of initial 230Th and 231Pa in opals permits valuable information on the initial 234U/238U to be obtained on suitable samples of ???10 m.y. age. The oldest 207Pb/235U apparent age observed, 20.8 ?? 1 m.y., was that of the opal-fluorite core of a nodule from a beryllium deposit in the Spor Mountain Formation. This age is indistinguishable from that of fission-track and K-Ar ages from the host rhyolite, and links the mineralization to the first episode of alkali rhyolite magmatism and related hydrothermal activity at Spor Mountain. Successively younger ages of 13 m.y. and 8-9 m.y. on concentric outer zones of the same nodule indicate that opal formed either episodically or continuously for over 10 m.y. Several samples of both fracture-filling and massive-nodule opal associated with beryllium deposits gave 207Pb/235U apparent ages of 13-16 m.y., which may reflect a restricted period of mineralization or perhaps an averaging of 21- and <13-m.y. periods of opal growth. Several samples of fracture-filling opal in volcanic rocks as young as 6 m.y. gave 207Pb/235U ages of 3.4-4.8 m.y. These ages may reflect hot-spring activity after the last major eruption of alkali rhyolite. ?? 1980.

Ludwig, K. R.; Lindsey, D.A.; Zielinski, R.A.; Simmons, K.R.

1980-01-01

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A hydrological study of Waen y Griafolen blanket bog, North Wales  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Many mountain rivers in North Wales have their headwaters in peat blanket bogs. An example is Waen y Griafolen, source area for the Afon Mawddach, which formed the focus of a hydrological study by Bangor University over the period 2002-2004. Fieldwork has been supplemented by groundwater and surface water modelling. The blanket bog covers an area of approximately 6 km2 within a plateau basin in Lower Paleozoic shales. The structure of the blanket bog is complex. Erica and Trichophorum vegetation communities occupy the central area of the bog on deposits of old humified peat. Eroded into the old peat surface is a system of bifurcating channels occupied by actively accumulating Juncus and Sphagnum communities. River gravel and lake clay were found beneath the active peat channels at depths of several metres, indicative of an earlier and more extensive surface drainage system eroded into the bog surface. A palaeosoil occurs at the base of the old humified peat, with tree roots identified as Salix in growth position. A sample has been dated as 8905 ± 45 years before the reference year AD 1950. Waen y Griafolen has developed over the past 9000 years since the last ice sheets receded from upland Britain. Peat erosion represented by the buried river channels and lake bed may be linked to a period of increased rainfall across Europe at around 2600 years before the present. Groundwater levels have been continuously monitored at an instrumented borehole in the centre of the bog. It is found that the older humified peats have a surprisingly low water storage capacity and may become saturated during a single storm event. Storm flow occurs predominantly through fast surface runoff into the Juncus and Sphagnum infilled channels, where slow lateral movement takes place towards open stream courses at the basin outlet. There appears to be little vertical water movement into the underlying impermeable Ordovician shales. Climate change with an increase in winter rainfall may promote a reversion to fluvial erosion of the blanket bog. Modelling has been carried out with MODFLOW software to investigate the effects of replacing the Juncus and Sphagnum zones by gravel streams, as occurred in the 2600 b.p. erosion event. In an extreme case of complete removal of younger peat from channels, peak discharge from the basin would be almost doubled. This would have an adverse effect on flooding downstream. The Juncus / Sphagnum communities are seen as fragile. Management options to protect channel vegetation are recommended, including the blocking of surface streams to encourage a distributed water flow and maintain saturated ground conditions. References Hall G., 2008. An Integrated Meteorological /Hydrological Model for the Mawddach Catchment, North Wales. PhD Thesis, University of Wales, Bangor. Hall G. and Cratchley R., 2006. A hydrological study of Waen y Griafolen blanket bog, North Wales. Proc. International Conf. on Hydro-ecology. Carlsbad, Czech Republic

Hall, G.

2010-12-01

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Nitrogen dynamics in peat bogs: Comparison of sites with contrasting pollution levels (Central Europe)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Nitrogen belongs to chemical elements whose biogeochemical cycles are most heavily disturbed by human activities, and large regions worlwide experience elevated depositions of reactive N (NO3-, NH4+). Peatlands contain as much as 15 % of the world's soil N. It it is unclear whether fertilizing by anthopogenic N will lead to higher storage of C in wetlands. Elevated N input may lead to both higher net primary productivity, but will also augment microbial decomposition. Here we discuss two aspects of N cycling in Sphagnum-dominated bogs in the Czech Republic, an area characterized by a steep north-south pollution gradient and high annual N deposition (60 kg ha-1). These two aspects are N inventory in 210Pb-dated peat cores, and post-depositional mobility of N in peat. We compared the N inventory in two Czech bogs, differing in pollution, with cumulative atmospheric N input. We hypothesized that the total amount of N in the peat cores would be smaller than the cumulative N input (leaching of excess N from the bog, denitrification). The two bogs were VJ (industrial north) and CB (rural south). The investigated period was 1885-2002. The total amount of N was 4020 kg ha-1 at VJ and 1530 kg ha-1 at CB. Peat in the north contained 2.6 times more N than in the south. Historical rates of N deposition in the Czech Republic are well known (numerous papers by Kopacek). To estimate cumulative N inputs into the bogs, we also used the monthly N depositions between 1994 and 2002, measured in two nearby catchments. The estimated cumulative atmospheric N input was 1350 kg ha-1 at VJ, and 530 kg ha-1 at CB. In both cases, the amount of N found in peat was 3 times higher than the estimated atmospheric N input. Such high storage of N in peat is surprising. Post-depositional mobility of N may help to explain the discrepancies between atmospheric N inputs and N storage in peat. We found two-fold evidence for post-depositional mobility of N. Maximum N concentrations at VJ were observed in layers dated at 1950, whereas pollution level increased up to 1980, and dropped thereafter. At the end of an 18-month reciprocal peat transplant experiment between VJ and CB, we found that N isotope ratios N converged to the host site. The magnitude of the isotope change was 3 per mil, the affected depth was 10 cm. Our results are consistent with the concept of Lamers et al. (2000) in that both ^15N and the found shift in N peaks downcore confirmed removal of N from surface moss under high N depositions. On the other hand, the excess of stored N relative to the cumulative N input remains unexplained, and merits further study.

Novak, Martin; Bohdalkova, Leona; Stepanova, Marketa; Vile, Melanie A.; Wieder, Kelman R.

2013-04-01

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Effects of nutrient addition on leaf chemistry, morphology, and photosynthetic capacity of three bog shrubs.  

PubMed

Plants in nutrient-poor environments typically have low foliar nitrogen (N) concentrations, long-lived tissues with leaf traits designed to use nutrients efficiently, and low rates of photosynthesis. We postulated that increasing N availability due to atmospheric deposition would increase photosynthetic capacity, foliar N, and specific leaf area (SLA) of bog shrubs. We measured photosynthesis, foliar chemistry and leaf morphology in three ericaceous shrubs (Vaccinium myrtilloides, Ledum groenlandicum and Chamaedaphne calyculata) in a long-term fertilization experiment at Mer Bleue bog, Ontario, Canada, with a background deposition of 0.8 g N m(-2) a(-1). While biomass and chlorophyll concentrations increased in the highest nutrient treatment for C. calyculata, we found no change in the rates of light-saturated photosynthesis (A(max)), carboxylation (V(cmax)), or SLA with nutrient (N with and without PK) addition, with the exception of a weak positive correlation between foliar N and A(max) for C. calyculata, and higher V(cmax) in L. groenlandicum with low nutrient addition. We found negative correlations between photosynthetic N use efficiency (PNUE) and foliar N, accompanied by a species-specific increase in one or more amino acids, which may be a sign of excess N availability and/or a mechanism to reduce ammonium (NH(4)) toxicity. We also observed a decrease in foliar soluble Ca and Mg concentrations, essential minerals for plant growth, but no change in polyamines, indicators of physiological stress under conditions of high N accumulation. These results suggest that plants adapted to low-nutrient environments do not shift their resource allocation to photosynthetic processes, even after reaching N sufficiency, but instead store the excess N in organic compounds for future use. In the long term, bog species may not be able to take advantage of elevated nutrients, resulting in them being replaced by species that are better adapted to a higher nutrient environment. PMID:21544572

Bubier, Jill L; Smith, Rose; Juutinen, Sari; Moore, Tim R; Minocha, Rakesh; Long, Stephanie; Minocha, Subhash

2011-10-01

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77 FR 2970 - Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Elba BOG Compressor...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Assessment for the Proposed Elba BOG Compressor Project and Request for Comments on...environmental impacts of the Elba BOG Compressor Project involving construction and operation...Georgia (Terminal). The Elba BOG Compressor Project would supplement the...

2012-01-20

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Stratigraphic controls on pool formation in a domed bog inferred from ground penetrating radar (GPR)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Ground penetrating radar (GPR) and terrain conductivity measurements reveal a close correlation between the location of water-filled pools and stratigraphic/lithologic features in Caribou Bog, a 2200-hectare peatland in central Maine. The geophysical profiles, supported by coring, define the general peatland stratigraphy as till underlain by glacio-marine sediment overlain by organic-rich lake sediment transitioning into terrestrial peat. GPR measurements show that open pools coincide with abrupt thinning of lake sediment and glaciomarine clay such that elevated mineral soil surfaces are in direct contact with the base of terrestrial peat. The width of these features, the GPR reflection patterns, the anomalously low terrain conductivity and the core samples obtained support the interpretation of these elevated mineral surfaces as the extension of buried eskers that outcrop on the periphery of Caribou bog. The geophysical results indicate that two parallel esker ridges are orientated N-S and dip towards the south. We suggest that the distribution of open pools is related to the distribution of depressions and beads associated with a beaded esker deposit, the pools possibly being maintained by local groundwater flow cells associated with the esker. GPR and EM31 surveys across Sphagnum pools (defined here as Sphagnum filled wet depressions) suggest a continuous sequence of underlying lake sediment and glacio-marine deposits devoid of elevated mineral surfaces. We suggest that Sphagnum pools developed after peatland formation (secondary features) due to changes in water table, peat accumulation and/or climatic controls.

Comas, Xavier; Slater, Lee; Reeve, Andrew

2005-12-01

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Atmospheric Feedbacks By Greenhouse Gases From Baltic Bogs During Late Holocene Reconstructed Using Wetness Anomalies  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Climate changes are documented in multiple proxies in sediments such as peat. At the same time, information on ecosystem feedbacks in terms of greenhouse gas balances can be derived from the proxies. As part of the EU-project ACCROTELM, we headed to building peat-based multi-proxy datasets from Finnish and Estonian sites over the past 4500 years. The cores were 14C-dated using AMS, and the high resolution age-depth curves were assumed by wiggle matching. We sampled the peat cores with a resolution of 1 cm at least every at 4th cm and analyzed plant macrofossils, testate amoebae, and carbon accumulation rates. At least a decadal resolution was obtained for the 1 cm sample slices throughout the cores. We also sampled current testate amoebae communities at different microsites of vegetation varying in moisture conditions, in order to compile a transfer function for water tables. These reconstructions were attributed with spatial proportions of mire microsites, derived in GIS from aerial images. We reviewed the methane emission and carbon accumulation history of the bog landscape as GWP using the time series of GHG balances over the 4,5 millennia. Special attention was paid for the periods of rapid climatic excursions with wet or dry shifts. The climatic feedbacks, i.e. CO2 deposition from bulk density and C content, and CH4 modeled as function of wetness, were combined in CO2 equivalents. Although the bogs were carbon sinks, the apparent impact was net atmospheric warming, through the dynamics of CH4 release. Burning of peat in the fires located in the sediment cores must have increased the net warming effect. The temporal correlations between the bogs south and north from the Gulf of Finland are inspected.

Alm, J.; Sillasoo, Ü.; Endjärv, E.; Lode, E.; Blundell, A.; Charman, D.; Väliranta, M.; Laine, J. K.; Tuittila, E.; Seppä, H.; Korhola, A.; Karofeld, E.

2006-12-01

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Biogeochemistry of carbon and related major and trace elements in peat bog soils of the middle taiga of Western Siberia (Russia).  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Global climate changes impact the status of wetland ecosystems shifting the balances of the carbon, macro-, and microelements cycles. This study aims to establish the features of accumulation and distribution of major- and trace elements in the organic layer of peat bog soils, belonging to different ecosystems of the oligotrophic bog complex located in the middle taiga of Western Siberia (Khanty-Mansiysk region, Russia). Key areas which are selected for this study include the following bog conjugate elementary ecosystems: higher ryam, lower ryam, ridge-hollow complex, and oligotrophic poor fen as characterized previously [1]. We have sampled various peat types along the entire length of the soil column (every 10 cm down to 3 m). Peat samples were analyzed for a wide range of macro- and microelements using an ICP-MS technique following full acid digestion in a microwave oven. These measurements allowed quantitative estimates of major- and trace elements in the peat deposits within the whole bog complex and individual elementary landscapes. Based on the data obtained, the lateral and radial geochemical structures of the bog landscapes were determined and clarified for the first time for middle taiga of the West Siberian plain. The similar regime of mineral nutrition during the complete bog landscape formation was detected for the peat deposits based on the measurements of some major- and trace elements (Ca, Fe, Mg, etc.). The vertical distribution of some major and some trace elements along the profile of peat column is rather uniform with relatively strong increase in the bottom organic layers. This strongly suggests the similarity of the processes of element accumulation in the peat and relatively weak post depositional redistribution of elements within the peat soil profile. Overall, obtained corroborate the existing view on chemical composition of peats being determined by botanical peat's components (which forms this peat deposit), atmospheric precipitation, position of ecosystems in the landscape (lateral migration) and types of bedrocks [2]. The results allow better understanding of the coupling between biogeochemical cycles of carbon and major and trace elements in peat soils in order to predict the future changes in both concentrations and stocks of chemical elements in the Western Siberia peat bog systems under climate warming.

Stepanova, V. A.; Mironycheva-Tokareva, N. P.; Pokrovsky, O. S.

2012-04-01

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Plant biomass and production and CO2 exchange in an ombrotrophic bog  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary 1 Above-ground biomass was measured at bog hummock, bog hollow and poor-fen sites in Mer Bleue, a large, raised ombrotrophic bog near Ottawa, Ont., Canada. The average above-ground biomass was 587 g m -2 in the bog, composed mainly of shrubs and Sphagnum capitula. In the poor fen, the average biomass was 317 g m -2 , comprising mainly

Tim R. Moore; Jill L. Bubier; Steve E. Frolking; Peter M. Lafleur; Nigel T. Roulet

2002-01-01

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Isotope analysis of pyrolysis products from Sphagnum peat and dissolved organic matter from bog water  

Microsoft Academic Search

Elemental analyses (H, N, C, O, S), bulk isotope analyses (13C, 15N) and 13C content of pyrolysis products from Sphagnum moss, underlying peat from a bog and the bog water (Hohlohsee, Black Forest, Germany) were performed to identify humification processes in the early diagenesis of peat formation and to determine the origin of dissolved organic matter (DOM) in the bog

Oliver Kracht; Gerd Gleixner

2000-01-01

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An Investigation of mid to late Holocene fossil insects from raised bogs  

E-print Network

1 An Investigation of mid to late Holocene fossil insects from raised bogs in the Irish Midlands the results of late Holocene insect fossil analysis from six raised bogs in the Irish Midlands. A distribution patterns in the taphonomy of the insect fossil assemblages, through the development of the bog and across

Sheldon, Nathan D.

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Plant community structure and soil properties along stream corridors of cranberry bogs since discontinuation of agriculture.  

E-print Network

Plant community structure and soil properties along stream corridors of cranberry bogs since Laboratory 7 MBL Street Woods Hole, Massachusetts 02543 #12;Poole 1 Abstract Many cranberry bogs in Cape Cod area along the sides of rivers which run through cranberry bogs. The main site of my study was along

Vallino, Joseph J.

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1999 Financial Disclosures of the Federal Reserve BOG  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Released on September 4, 2000, the 1999 Financial Disclosures of the five members of the Fed's Board of Governors (BOG) offers fascinating insight into the "financial lives of America's most powerful economic policy makers." The data are displayed in an easy-to-read chart, offering information on the value of each governor's assets, assets of each governor and family, income from assets, and income from family assets. This site also offers bullet-pointed highlights of the findings, including the wealthiest governor and the financial investment choices of the BOG. The notes on each of the governors's statements are especially interesting.

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Anthocyanin glycosides of the fruits of the cultivated bog bilberry  

Microsoft Academic Search

In connection with the fall in the commercial stocks of the fruit of the wild bog bilberry Vaccinium uliginosum L. In the European part of the USSR, work on the plantation cultivation of high-quality characterized by a considerable productivity, a stable yield, and large size of the fruit rich in biologically active compounds is acquiring enormous importance [i]. An improved

V. V. Vereskovskii; D. K. Shapiro

1985-01-01

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Macrolepidoptera in Lauk?nai and Notigal? Raised Bogs (Lithuania)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The research of nocturnal Macrolepidoptera using Jalas model automatic light traps was carried out on Notigal? and Lauk?nai raised bogs in 2000. The latter site is small (64,1 ha) and overgrown with dense pines and shrubs, while the former site is much bigger (552 ha) and quite open. A total of 11224 Macrolepidoptera specimens belonging to 352 species have been

DALIUS DAPKUS

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Kemp Research Report: The Buzz About Cranberry Bogs  

E-print Network

cranberry bogs. Research shows that bumblebee populations are in decline in numerous areas of the world. I as possible reasons for the decline, including habitat loss, fragmentation and pesticide poisoning. It has also been theorized that the increasing use of non-native pollinators, such as the honeybee (Apis spp

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Preliminary results of bone diagenesis in Scandinavian bogs  

Microsoft Academic Search

There are several hundred documented finds of “bog bodies” from all over Europe, exhibiting a range of preservation states and spanning nearly all archaeological eras — from Neolithic to Medieval. Although these have caught the imagination of both public and academics alike, there is still little consensus on the diagenetic processes that lead to their formation. This work presents early

Gordon Turner-Walker; Elizabeth E. Peacock

2008-01-01

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Spatial Patterns and Temporal Trajectories of the Bog Ground Layer  

E-print Network

along a chronosequence of post-fire bogs (1­105 years since fire) in north central Alberta, Canada. We soon post-fire (Sphagnum dominance in mature sites (20­80 ysf) with partial dominated by Sphagnum fuscum had the greatest species richness, although species evenness was low. Spatial

Benscoter, Brian W.

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Explosive silicic eruptions in Iceland: from vent to peat bog  

E-print Network

Explosive silicic eruptions in Iceland: from vent to peat bog OUTLINE Microtephra horizons, found in soils across Scotland, contain fine ash produced by explosive eruptions in Iceland. They represent presented by the eruptions that produce them. ASHFALL IN SCOTLAND Ash from numerous volcanoes in Iceland can

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BOGS AND FENS IN THE HUDSON BAY LOWLANDS  

Microsoft Academic Search

ty of metal ions in water of precipitation (except in definitely maritime areas) leads to strongly acid reactions both of the water and of the peat in most ombrotrophic peatlands. The vegetation of the ombrotrophic peat- lands, or (in a restricted sense) bogs, is highly specialized, acidophilous, and poor in species of flowering plants. Other types of peatland receive varying

Hugo Sjors

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SphagnumSphagnum Production and Decomposition in a Mountain Raised BogProduction and Decomposition in a Mountain Raised Bog TomTomss HHjekjek  

E-print Network

, decomposition and decomposability in six dominant Sphagnum species in a Central European mountain patterned mireSphagnumSphagnum Production and Decomposition in a Mountain Raised BogProduction and Decomposition in a Mountain Raised Bog TomTomásás HHáájekjek The Third International Symposium on the Biology of Sphagnum

Hájek, Tomá�

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New geological model of the Lagoa Real uraniferous albitites from Bahia (Brazil)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

New evidence supported by petrography (including mineral chemistry), lithogeochemistry, U-Pb geochronology by Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS), and physicochemical study of fluid and melt inclusions by LA-ICP-MS and microthermometry, point to an orogenic setting of Lagoa Real (Bahia-Brazil) involving uraniferous mineralization. Unlike the previous models in which uraniferous albitites represent Na-metasomatised 1.75 Ga anorogenic granitic rocks, it is understood here that they correspond to metamorphosed sodium-rich and quartz-free 1.9 Ga late-orogenic syenitic rocks (Na-metasyenites). These syenitic rocks are rich not only in albite, but also in U-rich titanite (source of uranium). The interpretation of geochemical data points to a petrogenetic connection between alkali-diorite (local amphibolite protolith) and sodic syenite by fractional crystallization through a transalkaline series. This magmatic differentiation occurred either before or during shear processes, which in turn led to albitite and amphibolite formation. The metamorphic reactions, which include intense recrystallization of magmatic minerals, led uraninite to precipitate at 1.87 Ga under Oxidation/Reduction control. A second population of uraninites was also generated by the reactivation of shear zones during the 0.6 Ga Brasiliano Orogeny. The geotectonic implications include the importance of the Orosirian event in the Paramirim Block during paleoproterozoic S?o Francisco Craton edification and the influence of the Brasiliano event in the Paramirim Block during the West-Gondwana assembly processes. The regional microcline-gneiss, whose protolith is a 2.0 Ga syn-collisional potassic granite, represents the albitite host rock. The microcilne-gneiss has no petrogenetic association to the syenite (albitite protolith) in magmatic evolutionary terms.

de Oliveira Chaves, Alexandre

2013-09-01

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Belowground carbon turnover in a temperate ombrotrophic bog  

Microsoft Academic Search

To examine belowground carbon (C) turnover in peatlands, we measured fluxes of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) by chamber measurements, estimated respiration by in situ incubations of peat, and in situ production of dissolved carbon (CO2; CH4; and dissolved organic carbon, DOC) by pore water modeling at an ombrotrophic temperate bog. Ecosystem respiration (ER) averaged 205 mmol m-2 d-1

Christian Blodau; Nigel T. Roulet; Tobias Heitmann; Heather Stewart; Julia Beer; Peter Lafleur; Tim R. Moore

2007-01-01

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Belowground carbon turnover in a temperate ombrotrophic bog  

Microsoft Academic Search

To examine belowground carbon (C) turnover in peatlands, we measured fluxes of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) by chamber measurements, estimated respiration by in situ incubations of peat, and in situ production of dissolved carbon (CO2; CH4; and dissolved organic carbon, DOC) by pore water modeling at an ombrotrophic temperate bog. Ecosystem respiration (ER) averaged 205 mmol m?2 d?1

Christian Blodau; Nigel T. Roulet; Tobias Heitmann; Heather Stewart; Julia Beer; Peter Lafleur; Tim R. Moore

2007-01-01

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The Auchenorrhyncha fauna of peat bogs in the Austrian part of the Bohemian Forest (Insecta, Hemiptera)  

PubMed Central

Abstract The first overview on the Auchenorrhyncha fauna of peat bogs of the Austrian Bohemian Forest is presented. Seven oligotrophic peat bog sites were studied in 2011 by suction sampler (“G-Vac”) and 93 Auchenorrhyncha species (with 7465 adult specimens) were recorded. Eleven species (about 18 % of the individuals) are tyrphobiontic or tyrphophilous. The relative species abundance plot is not very steep; the six most abundant species represent 50 % of the individuals. The most common species is Conomelus anceps (17 % of the individuals). Compared to the whole Austrian Auchenorrhyncha fauna, the fauna of peat bogs comprises distinctly more univoltine species and more species hibernating in nymphal stage. Densities of adult Auchenorrhyncha in peat bogs are low in spring (about 10–60 individuals per m²) and high in July, with up to 180 (±50) individuals per m². Disturbed peat bogs have higher species numbers and higher Auchenorrhyncha densities in total, but lower numbers and densities in peat bog specialists. PMID:24039517

Holzinger, Werner E.; Schlosser, Lydia

2013-01-01

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Modeling of the carbon dioxide fluxes in European Russia peat bog  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A process-based model (Forest-DNDC) was applied to describe possible impacts of climate change on carbon dioxide (CO2) fluxes from a peat bog in European Russia. In the first step, Forest-DNDC was tested against CO2 fluxes measured by the eddy covariance method on an oligotrophic bog in a representative region of the southern taiga (56?N 33?E). The results of model validations show that Forest-DNDC is capable of quantifying the CO2 fluxes from the bog ecosystem. In the second step, the validated model was used to estimate how expected future changes of the air temperature and water table depth could affect the C dynamics in the bogs. It was shown that decrease in the water table and increase of temperature influence significantly CO2 exchange between our bog ecosystem and the atmosphere. Under elevated temperature and deepened water table the bog ecosystems could become a significant source of atmospheric CO2.

Kurbatova, Juliya; Varlagin, Andrei; Li, Changsheng

2010-05-01

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Properties and structure of raised bog peat humic acids  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Humic substances form most of the organic components of soil, peat and natural waters, and their structure and properties differ very much depending on their source. The aims of this study are to characterize humic acids (HAs) from raised bog peat, to evaluate the homogeneity of peat HAs within peat profiles, and to study peat humification impact on properties of HAs. A major impact on the structure of peat HAs have lignin-free raised bog biota (dominantly represented by bryophytes of different origin). On diagenesis scale, peat HAs have an intermediate position between the living organic matter and coal organic matter, and their structure is formed in a process in which more labile structures (carbohydrates, amino acids, etc.) are destroyed, while thermodynamically more stable aromatic and polyaromatic structures emerge as a result of abiotic synthesis. However, in comparison with soil, aquatic and other HAs, aromaticity of peat HAs is much lower. Comparatively, the raised bog peat HAs are at the beginning of the transformation process of living organic matter. Concentrations of carboxyl and phenolic hydroxyl groups change depending on the peat age and decomposition degree from where HAs have been isolated, and carboxylic acidity of peat HAs increases with peat depth and humification degree.

Klavins, Maris; Purmalis, Oskars

2013-10-01

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Extracting phosphoric iron under laboratorial conditions smelting bog iron ores  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In recent years it has been indicated by archaeometric investigations that phosphoric-iron (P-iron, low carbon steel with 0,5-1,5wt% P), which is an unknown and unused kind of steel in the modern industry, was widely used in different parts of the world in medieval times. In this study we try to explore the role of phosphorus in the arhaeometallurgy of iron and answer some questions regarding the smelting bog iron ores with high P-content. XRF analyses were performed on bog iron ores collected in Somogy county. Smelting experiments were carried out on bog iron ores using a laboratory model built on the basis of previously conducted reconstructed smelting experiments in copies of excavated furnaces. The effect of technological parameters on P-content of the resulted iron bloom was studied. OM and SEM-EDS analyses were carried out on the extracted iron and slag samples. On the basis of the material analyses it can be stated that P-iron is usually extracted but the P-content is highly affected by technological parameters. Typical microstructures of P-iron and of slag could also be identified. It could also be established that arsenic usually solved in high content in iron as well.

Török, B.; Thiele, A.

2013-12-01

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Effect of mineral constituents in the bioleaching of uranium from uraniferous sedimentary rock samples, Southwestern Sinai, Egypt.  

PubMed

Bioleaching, like Biotechnology uses microorganisms to extract metals from their ore materials, whereas microbial activity has an appreciable effect on the dissolution of toxic metals and radionuclides. Bioleaching of uranium was carried out with isolated fungi from uraniferous sedimentary rocks from Southwestern Sinai, Egypt. Eight fungal species were isolated from different grades of uraniferous samples. The bio-dissolution experiments showed that Aspergillus niger and Aspergillus terreus exhibited the highest leaching efficiencies of uranium from the studied samples. Through monitoring the bio-dissolution process, the uranium grade and mineralogic constituents of the ore material proved to play an important role in the bioleaching process. The tested samples asserted that the optimum conditions of uranium leaching are: 7 days incubation time, 3% pulp density, 30 °C incubation temperature and pH 3. Both fungi produced the organic acids, namely; oxalic, acetic, citric, formic, malonic, galic and ascorbic in the culture filtrate, indicating an important role in the bioleaching processes. PMID:24682031

Amin, Maisa M; Elaassy, Ibrahim E; El-Feky, Mohamed G; Sallam, Abdel Sattar M; Talaat, Mona S; Kawady, Nilly A

2014-08-01

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Isolated peat bog habitats and their food connections: parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonoidea) and their lepidopteran hosts  

Microsoft Academic Search

Central European isolated peat bog habitats (paleorefugia) harbour a unique diversity of cold adapted plants and insects.\\u000a Stenotopic Lepidoptera that feed on the most typical relict bog plant Vaccinium\\u000a uliginosum were extensively parasitized by families Braconidae and Ichneumonidae. Contrary to their highly specific hosts, all associated\\u000a parasitoids do not seem to be selective. The most conservationally important peat bog tyrphobiontic

Aurel Lozan; Karel Spitzer; Josef Jaroš

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Microbial communities and transformation of carbon compounds in bog soils of the taiga zone (Tomsk oblast)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Two types of bogs were studied in Tomsk oblast—Maloe Zhukovskoe (an eutrophic peat low-moor bog) and Ozernoe (an oligotrophic peat high-moor bog). The gram-negative forms of Proteobacteria were found to be dominant and amounted to more than 40% of the total population of the microorganisms investigated. In the peat bogs, the population and diversity of the hydrolytic microbial complex, especially of the number of micromycetes, were lower than those in the mineral soils. The changes in the quantitative indices of the total microbiological activity of the bogs were established. The microbial biomass and the intensity of its respiration differed and were also related to the depth of the sampling. In the Zhukovskoe peat low-moor bog, the maximal biomass of heterotrophic microorganisms (154 ?g of C/g of peat) was found in the aerobic zone at a depth of 0 to 10 cm. In the Ozernoe bog, the maximal biomass was determined in the zone of anaerobiosis at a depth of 300 cm (1947 ? g of C/g of peat). The molecular-genetic method was used for the determination of the spectrum of the methanogens. Seven unidentified dominant forms were revealed. The species diversity of the methanogens was higher in the oligotrophic high-moor bog than in the eutrophic low-moor bog.

Grodnitskaya, I. D.; Trusova, M. Yu.

2009-09-01

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Holocene peatland development and hydrological variability inferred from bog-pine dendrochronology  

E-print Network

Holocene peatland development and hydrological variability inferred from bog-pine dendrochronology ABSTRACT: Dendrochronological analysis was applied to subfossil remains of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L

Stoffel, Markus

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Animal and vegetation patterns in natural and man-made bog pools: implications for restoration  

USGS Publications Warehouse

1. Peatlands have suffered great losses following drainage for agriculture, forestry, urbanisation, or peat mining, near inhabited areas. We evaluated the faunal and vegetation patterns after restoration of a peatland formerly mined for peat. We assessed whether bog pools created during restoration are similar to natural bog pools in terms of water chemistry, vegetation structure and composition, as well as amphibian and arthropod occurrence patterns. 2. Both avian species richness and peatland vegetation cover at the site increased following restoration. Within bog pools, however, the vegetation composition differed between natural and man-made pools. The cover of low shrubs, Sphagnum moss, submerged, emergent and floating vegetation in man-made pools was lower than in natural pools, whereas pH was higher than in typical bog pools. Dominant plant species also differed between man-made and natural pools. 3. Amphibian tadpoles, juveniles and adults occurred more often in man-made pools than natural bog pools. Although some arthropods, including Coleoptera bog specialists, readily colonised the pools, their abundance was two to 26 times lower than in natural bog pools. Plant introduction in bog pools, at the stocking densities we applied, had no effect on the occurrence of most groups. 4. We conclude that our restoration efforts were partially successful. Peatland-wide vegetation patterns following restoration mimicked those of natural peatlands, but 4 years were not sufficient for man-made pools to fully emulate the characteristics of natural bog pools.

Mazerolle, M.J.; Poulin, M.; Lavoie, C.; Rochefort, L.; Desrochers, A.; Drolet, B.

2006-01-01

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Movements, Habitat Use, and Thermal Ecology of an Isolated Population of Bog Turtles (Glyptemys muhlenbergii)  

E-print Network

Movements, Habitat Use, and Thermal Ecology of an Isolated Population of Bog Turtles (Glyptemys muhlenbergii) Shannon E. Pittman1,2 and Michael E. Dorcas1 Because many species of semi-aquatic turtles have to anthropogenic habitat modification. The federally threatened Bog Turtle (Glyptemys muhlenbergii) requires

Dorcas, Michael E.

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Comparison of Bacterial Communities in New England Sphagnum Bogs Using Terminal Restriction Fragment  

E-print Network

over a wide range of pH and growth conditions. Williams and Crawford [41] noted that bacterial generaMicrobial Ecology Comparison of Bacterial Communities in New England Sphagnum Bogs Using Terminal the taxonomic diversity of bacterial communities in wetlands, particularly Sphagnum bogs. To explore bacterial

Gotelli, Nicholas J.

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Genesis of peat-bog soils in the northern taiga spruce forests of the Kola Peninsula  

SciTech Connect

The characteristics of soil formation processes in the Peat-Bog soils of waterlogged spruce phytocenoses on the Kola Peninsula are investigated. It is found that the ash composition of the peat layer is determined primarily by the composition of the buried plant residues. The effect of the chemical composition of water feeding the peat bogs is determined. (Refs. 7).

Nikonov, V.V.

1981-01-01

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EVALUATING CUMULATIVE EFFECTS OF DISTURBANCE ON THE HYDROLOGIC FUNCTION OF BOGS, FENS, AND MIRES  

EPA Science Inventory

Few quantitative studies have been done on the hydrology of fens, bogs and mires, and consequently any predictions of the cumulative impacts of disturbances on their hydrologic functions is extremely difficult. or example, few data are available on the role of bogs and fens with ...

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Tephrostratigraphy of high-altitude peat bogs along the axial ranges, North Island, New Zealand  

Microsoft Academic Search

Peat bogs occur along the crests of the main axial ranges of the North Island of New Zealand. The bogs provide ideal sites for palynological investigations and have also preserved a number of tephra layers from andesitic and rhyolitic volcanoes to the west and north. The tephra layers have been identified using mineralogy, glass chemistry, and radiocarbon dates. Taupo Tephra

P. C. Froggatt; G. M. Rogers

1990-01-01

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SELECTIVITY BY SIX SNOWMELT MOSQUITO SPECIES FOR LARVAL HABITATS IN QUEBEC SUBARCTIC STRING BOGS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Spatial distribution of the lar- val populations of 6 snow-melt mosquito spe- cies for several vast string bogs of the High- subarctic area of Lake Delorme, Quebec was analyzed using a re- ciprocal averaging (RA) analysis and a cluster analysis. Results of these analyses indicate that the vegetation of the bog ridges may be a use- ful indicator of the

ALAIN MAIRE

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Carbon accumulation in bogs and fens after permafrost degradation in central Alaska  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the discontinuous zone in Alaska about 60% of the land area has permafrost and 5% has thermokarst terrain, which is comprised mostly of thermokarst lakes, bogs and fens. The collapse of lowland forests on seasonally saturated soils on ice-rich terrain into permanently saturated ombrotrophic bogs, dominated by Sphagnum and ericaceous shrubs, and into minerotrophic fens, dominated by herbaceous vegetation,

M. T. Jorgenson; T. Cater; J. Roth; E. Pullman; C. Racine; J. Harden

2007-01-01

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Mobility of trace metals in pore waters of two Central European peat bogs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Vertical peat profiles can only be used as archives of past changes in pollution levels if atmogenic elements are immobile after their burial. For mobile elements, similar pore-water concentrations can be expected at different peat depths. Concentrations of Pb, Cu, Zn, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co and Cd were determined in surface bog water and bog pore water 40 cm below surface

Martin Novak; Petra Pacherova

2008-01-01

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Patterns of distribution of microfungi in decomposing bog and fen plants  

Microsoft Academic Search

The microfungal assemblages from the litter of the dominant vegetation of a forested bog and a riverine, sedge-dominated fen in southern boreal Alberta, Canada, were investigated over a 2-year period. Canonical correspon- dence analyses showed distinctly different fungal communities associated with litter of the dominant plant species of this bog (Sphagnum fuscum (Schimp.) Klinggr.) and fen (Carex aquatilis Wahlenb. leaves

Markus N. Thormann; Randolph S. Currah; Suzanne E. Bayley

2004-01-01

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[Testate amoebae inhabiting middle taiga bogs in Western Siberia].  

PubMed

The population of testate amoebae from the most typical middle taiga bogs of Western Siberia have been studied. More than one hundred (103) species and intraspecific taxons of testate amoebae have been revealed in recent surface samples. The relation between ecological characteristics of habitats and the composition of a Protozoa population has been demonstrated. The ecological preferences of species concerning the index of wetness, ash level, and acidity have been revealed. Using the correspondence analysis, the ecological optimums and the tolerance of species and intraspecific taxons of testate amoebae have been established. PMID:20799643

Kur'ina, I V; Pre?s, Iu I; Bobrov, A A

2010-01-01

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Variations of 18O\\/ 16O in plants from temperate peat bogs (Switzerland): implications for paleoclimatic studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Despite the great potential of peat bogs as climatic archives, to date only few studies have focused on the climatic controls on cellulose isotopic composition in modern bog plants. This study attempts to calibrate plant–climate relationships by sampling a set of modern plant species (both vascular plants and mosses) and bog surface waters along an altitude transect in Switzerland. Isotopic

Guillemette Ménot-Combes; Stephen J. Burns; Markus Leuenberger

2002-01-01

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150 years of mercury accumulation rates in bogs in Eastern Canada  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Sparse, and in some cases sporadic, measurements of mercury (Hg) deposition in Canada mean that the detection of changes in deposition rates is challenging, particularly in an absence of longer term baseline data. Natural environmental archives such as lake sediments and peats have been used extensively and successfully to establish this baseline, and to detect change. We determined recent accumulation rates of mercury (Hg) using Pb-210 in both hummock and hollow peat from 23 bogs in Eastern Canada and average Hg accumulation rates were calculated for 25 year increments between ~1850 and 2000. Despite variability among sites, several important geographic and temporal patterns emerge. Between 1850 and 1900, nearly all of the locations show no change or slight increases in Hg accumulation rates, typically between ~4 and 10 ug/sq. m/yr. After 1900, more remote, northern sites show steady increases in Hg accumulation rates up to ~25 ug/sq. m/yr. More southern sites show a very different pattern, with rapid increases in Hg accumulation rates up to 55 ug/sq. m/yr between 1950-75, with subsequent decreases between 1975-2000 of nearly 50% in specific locations. Even when interpreted with caution, we believe that this data illustrate the impact of the steady increase of the global pool of gaseous elemental Hg and subsequent deposition in the northern hemisphere, and the superimposition of a fast-oxidizing pool of more reactive gaseous Hg and particulate Hg in more southern locations. The recent decrease in Hg accumulation in southern locations suggests that decreases in emissions result in reduced Hg deposition at the regional scale.

Branfireun, B. A.; Moore, T. R.; Turunen, J.; Roulet, N. T.

2012-12-01

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Regional and local patterns in depth to water table, hydrochemistry and peat properties of bogs and their laggs in coastal British Columbia  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In restoration planning for damaged raised bogs, the lagg at the bog margin is often not given considerable weight and is sometimes disregarded entirely. However, the lagg is critical for the proper functioning of the bog, as it supports the water mound in the bog. In order to include the lagg in a restoration plan for a raised bog, it is necessary to understand the hydrological characteristics and functions of this rarely studied transition zone. We studied 13 coastal British Columbia (BC) bogs and identified two different gradients in depth to water table, hydrochemistry and peat properties: (1) a local bog expanse-bog margin gradient, and (2) a regional gradient related to climate and proximity to the ocean. Depth to water table generally increased across the transition from bog expanse to bog margin. In the bog expanse, pH was above 4.2 in the Pacific Oceanic wetland region (cooler and wetter climate) and below 4.3 in the Pacific Temperate wetland region (warmer and drier climate). Both pH and pH-corrected electrical conductivity increased significantly across the transition from bog expanse to bog margin, though not in all cases. Na+ and Mg2+ concentrations were generally highest in exposed, oceanic bogs and lower in inland bogs. Ash content in peat samples increased across the bog expanse-bog margin transition, and appears to be a useful abiotic indicator of the location of the bog margin. The observed variation in the hydrological and hydrochemical gradients across the bog expanse-bog margin transition highlights both local and regional diversity of bogs and their associated laggs.

Howie, S. A.; van Meerveld, H. J.

2013-09-01

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Species identification of archaeological skin objects from Danish bogs: comparison between mass spectrometry-based peptide sequencing and microscopy-based methods.  

PubMed

Denmark has an extraordinarily large and well-preserved collection of archaeological skin garments found in peat bogs, dated to approximately 920 BC - AD 775. These objects provide not only the possibility to study prehistoric skin costume and technologies, but also to investigate the animal species used for the production of skin garments. Until recently, species identification of archaeological skin was primarily performed by light and scanning electron microscopy or the analysis of ancient DNA. However, the efficacy of these methods can be limited due to the harsh, mostly acidic environment of peat bogs leading to morphological and molecular degradation within the samples. We compared species assignment results of twelve archaeological skin samples from Danish bogs using Mass Spectrometry (MS)-based peptide sequencing, against results obtained using light and scanning electron microscopy. While it was difficult to obtain reliable results using microscopy, MS enabled the identification of several species-diagnostic peptides, mostly from collagen and keratins, allowing confident species discrimination even among taxonomically close organisms, such as sheep and goat. Unlike previous MS-based methods, mostly relying on peptide fingerprinting, the shotgun sequencing approach we describe aims to identify the complete extracted ancient proteome, without preselected specific targets. As an example, we report the identification, in one of the samples, of two peptides uniquely assigned to bovine foetal haemoglobin, indicating the production of skin from a calf slaughtered within the first months of its life. We conclude that MS-based peptide sequencing is a reliable method for species identification of samples from bogs. The mass spectrometry proteomics data were deposited in the ProteomeXchange Consortium with the dataset identifier PXD001029. PMID:25260035

Brandt, Luise Ørsted; Schmidt, Anne Lisbeth; Mannering, Ulla; Sarret, Mathilde; Kelstrup, Christian D; Olsen, Jesper V; Cappellini, Enrico

2014-01-01

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Radionuclide release from simulated waste material after biogeochemical leaching of uraniferous mineral samples.  

PubMed

Biogeochemical mineral dissolution is a promising method for the released of metals in low-grade host mineralization that contain sulphidic minerals. The application of biogeochemical mineral dissolution to engineered leach heap piles in the Elliot Lake region may be considered as a promising passive technology for the economic recovery of low grade Uranium-bearing ores. In the current investigation, the decrease of radiological activity of uraniferous mineral material after biogeochemical mineral dissolution is quantified by gamma spectroscopy and compared to the results from digestion/ICP-MS analysis of the ore materials to determine if gamma spectroscopy is a simple, viable alternative quantification method for heavy nuclides. The potential release of Uranium (U) and Radium-226 ((226)Ra) to the aqueous environment from samples that have been treated to represent various stages of leaching and passive closure processes are assessed. Dissolution of U from the solid phase has occurred during biogeochemical mineral dissolution in the presence of Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans, with gamma spectroscopy indicating an 84% decrease in Uranium-235 ((235)U) content, a value in accordance with the data obtained by dissolution chemistry. Gamma spectroscopy data indicate that only 30% of the (226)Ra was removed during the biogeochemical mineral dissolution. Chemical inhibition and passivation treatments of waste materials following the biogeochemical mineral dissolution offer greater protection against residual U and (226)Ra leaching. Pacified samples resist the release of (226)Ra contained in the mineral phase and may offer more protection to the aqueous environment for the long term, compared to untreated or inhibited residues, and should be taken into account for future decommissioning. PMID:24726552

Williamson, Aimee Lynn; Caron, François; Spiers, Graeme

2014-12-01

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Effects of a hydrological protection zone on the restoration of a raised bog: a case study from Northeast-Germany 1997–2008  

Microsoft Academic Search

We investigated the changes of water level and vegetation in a restored cut-over raised bog in response to a hydrological\\u000a protection zone established around the bog. The restoration began 1997 and techniques involved ditch blocking within and around\\u000a the bog to stimulate a return to conditions of intact bog ecosystems. In order to monitor the rehabilitation of the raised\\u000a bog,

André Bönsel; Anne-Gesine Sonneck

2011-01-01

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Invertebrate community structure along a habitat-patch size gradient within a bog pool complex   

E-print Network

This thesis characterises species richness and community structure over a habitat-patch size gradient of a typical bog-pool complex, investigating the effect of pool size on aquatic invertebrate communities. In this study, twenty-two pools were...

Towers, Naomi M.

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Liparis loeselii (L.) L.C.Rich bog twayblade Orchidaceae (Orchid Family) Liparis loeselii bog twayblade Status: State Endangered  

E-print Network

General Description: Plant with two large basal leaves with parallel venation; flower stalk 3-8 inches tall; flowers white to yellowish-green; sepals 3/16 to 5/16 inch, 3-nerved; petals 1-nerved, 3/16 to 1/4 inch; lip 3/16 to 1/4 inch, oblong-oval, abruptly acute and with a narrow base, curved downward, 5-7 veined. The use of a technical key is recommended for positive identification. Identification Tips: This is the only Liparis which occurs in WA. The other genera which are at least superficially similar include Listera and Platanthera. The former all have leaves that are borne near midlength of the stem, rather than essentially at the base. The latter have a spur on the lowermost petal (the lip). Phenology: This species is identifiable in June. Range: Nova Scotia to Alabama, very sporadically to Saskatchewan, North Dakota, and Iowa. Also occurs in Europe. Disjunct in WA, occurring in the Eastern Cascades and Puget Trough physiographic provinces. Habitat: The species occurs around springs, in bogs, and wet sunny places within Douglas fir dominated forests in WA. Associated species include red alder (Alnus rubra), salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis), hardhack (Spirea douglasii), adder’s tongue (Ophioglossum vulgatum), skunk cabbage (Lysichitum americanum), mountain alder (Alnus incana), bog willow (Salix pedicellaris), mud sedge (Carex limosa), slender sedge (Carex lasiocarpa), roundleaf sundew (Drosera rotundifolia), common buckbean (Menyanthes trifoliata), swamp laurel (Kalmia occidentalis), trailing St. John’s wort (Hypericum anagalloides), marsh cinquefoil (Potentilla palustris), and Baltic rush (Juncus balticus).

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Effects of rewetting measures in Dutch raised bog remnants on assemblages of aquatic Rotifera and microcrustaceans  

Microsoft Academic Search

Species differ in their life cycle, habitat demands and dispersal capacity. Consequently different species or species groups\\u000a may respond differently to restoration measures. To evaluate effects of restoration measures in raised bog remnants on aquatic\\u000a microinvertebrates, species assemblages of Rotifera and microcrustaceans were sampled in 10 rewetted and 10 non-rewetted sites,\\u000a situated in 7 Dutch raised bog remnants. A total

G. A. van Duinen; Y. Zhuge; W. C. E. P. Verberk; A. M. T. Brock; H. H. Kleef; R. S. E. W. Leuven; G. Velde; H. Esselink

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Effects of Rewetting Measures in Dutch Raised Bog Remnants on Assemblages of Aquatic Rotifera and Microcrustaceans  

Microsoft Academic Search

Species differ in their life cycle, habitat demands and dispersal capacity. Consequently different species or species groups\\u000a may respond differently to restoration measures. To evaluate effects of restoration measures in raised bog remnants on aquatic\\u000a microinvertebrates, species assemblages of Rotifera and microcrustaceans were sampled in 10 rewetted and 10 non-rewetted sites,\\u000a situated in 7 Dutch raised bog remnants. A total

G. A. van Duinen; Y. Zhuge; W. C. E. P. Verberk; A. M. T. Brock; H. H. van Kleef; R. S. E. W. Leuven; G. van der Velde; H. Esselink

2006-01-01

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CARBON AND OXYGEN ISOTOPE DENDROCHRONOLOGY IN SUB-FOSSIL BOG OAK TREE RINGS - A PRELIMINARY STUDY  

Microsoft Academic Search

SUMMARY Isotope dendroclimatology is a relatively new field investigating en - vironmental factors that control the radial growth of trees. Tree-ring series of sub-fossil bog oaks can be dated from sites across northwest Europe indicating that the environmental change(s) were regional rather than local. Bog oaks show characteristic periods of suppressed growth thought to have resulted from changes in the

U. Sass-Klaassen; I. Poole; T. Wils; G. Helle; G. H. Schleser; P. F. van Bergen

2005-01-01

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Modeling of the carbon dioxide fluxes in European Russia peat bogs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A process-based model (Forest-DNDC) was applied to describe the possible impacts of climate change on carbon dioxide (CO2) fluxes from a peat bog in European Russia. In the first step, Forest-DNDC was tested against CO2 fluxes measured by the eddy covariance method on an oligotrophic bog in a representative region of the southern taiga (56°N 33°E). The results of model validations show that Forest-DNDC is capable of quantifying the CO2 fluxes from the bog ecosystem. In the second step, the validated model was used to estimate how the expected future changes of the air temperature and water table depth could affect the C dynamics in the bogs. It was shown that a decrease in the water table and an increase in temperature influence significantly the CO2 exchange between our bog ecosystem and the atmosphere. Under elevated temperature and deepened water table the bog ecosystems could become a significant source of atmospheric CO2.

Kurbatova, J.; Li, C.; Tatarinov, F.; Varlagin, A.; Shalukhina, N.; Olchev, A.

2009-10-01

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Methanogenesis in McLean Bog, an Acidic Peat Bog in Upstate New York: Stimulation by H2\\/CO2 in the Presence of Rifampicin, or by Low Concentrations of Acetate  

Microsoft Academic Search

Acidic peat bog soils produce CH4 and although molecular biological studies have demonstrated the presence of diverse methano-genic populations in them, few studies have sustained methanogenesis by adding the CH4 precursors H2\\/CO2 or acetate, and few indigenous methanogens have been cultured. McLean Bog is a small (ca. 70 m across), acidic (pH 3.4–4.3) Sphagnum-dominated bog in upstate New York. Although

S. L. Bräuer; J. B. Yavitt; S. H. Zinder

2004-01-01

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Increased tree establishment in Lithuanian peat bogs - Insights from field and remotely sensed approaches.  

PubMed

Over the past century an ongoing establishment of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.), sometimes at accelerating rates, is noted at three studied Lithuanian peat bogs, namely Ker?plis, R?kyva and Aukštumala, all representing different degrees of tree coverage and geographic settings. Present establishment rates seem to depend on tree density on the bog surface and are most significant at sparsely covered sites where about three-fourth of the trees have established since the mid-1990s, whereas the initial establishment in general was during the early to mid-19th century. Three methods were used to detect, compare and describe tree establishment: (1) tree counts in small plots, (2) dendrochronological dating of bog pine trees, and (3) interpretation of aerial photographs and historical maps of the study areas. In combination, the different approaches provide complimentary information but also weigh up each other's drawbacks. Tree counts in plots provided a reasonable overview of age class distributions and enabled capturing of the most recently established trees with ages less than 50years. The dendrochronological analysis yielded accurate tree ages and a good temporal resolution of long-term changes. Tree establishment and spread interpreted from aerial photographs and historical maps provided a good overview of tree spread and total affected area. It also helped to verify the results obtained with the other methods and an upscaling of findings to the entire peat bogs. The ongoing spread of trees in predominantly undisturbed peat bogs is related to warmer and/or drier climatic conditions, and to a minor degree to land-use changes. Our results therefore provide valuable insights into vegetation changes in peat bogs, also with respect to bog response to ongoing and future climatic changes. PMID:25310886

Edvardsson, Johannes; Simanauskien?, Rasa; Taminskas, Julius; Baužien?, Ieva; Stoffel, Markus

2015-02-01

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Holocene Paleoclimate Reconstruction in Eastern Canada: Evidence from ?18O of plant cellulose from the Mer Bleue Bog, Ottawa, Ontario  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present a 9000-year high resolution oxygen isotope composition of cellulose (?18Ocel) record from an ombrotrophic bog in Eastern Canada to demonstrate the potential of cellulose isotopic composition of plants from peat deposits as a proxy for paleoclimate reconstruction. We measured the ?18Ocel extracted from selected sphagnum constituent (plant macrofossils) collected from the Mer Bleue Bog. The results show that ?18Ocel follows the general trend of Holocene paleotemperature variation for this region through the last 9000 years and the Northern Hemisphere paleotemperature record for the last 2000 years. The ?18Ocel variations delineate three distinct intervals with low values corresponding to; 200 to 800 cal. yr. B.P. (Little Ice Age), 2800 to 3400 cal. yr. B.P. (similar to a cooling period reported in Western Canada and Ireland) and 4200 to 4600 cal. yr. B.P. These periods correspond well with the reconstructed Holocene sunspot numbers record based on the reconstructed 14C and 10Be based solar irradiance record. Low ?18Ocel values also occur during the well-known minima centered at about 1810 to 1820 year A.D. interval (Dalton Minimum/Tambora volcanic event). These finding suggest that solar activity may be a major forcing factor for paleotemperature variation in Eastern Canada. Time series analysis of the dataset indicates the presence of millennial scale cycles (1300 yr) comparable to the Dansgaard-Oeschger/Bond (~1500 yr) events recognized previously in paleoclimate records from around the world that have also been correlated to fluctuations in solar irradiance.

El Bilali, H.; Patterson, R.

2009-12-01

109

A new peat bog testate amoeba transfer function and quantitative palaeohydrological reconstructions from southern Patagonia  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Testate amoebae have been used extensively as proxies for environmental change and palaeoclimate reconstructions in European and North American peatlands. The presence of these micro-organisms in surface samples is generally significantly linked to the local water table depth (WTD) and preservation of the amoeba shells downcore allows for millennial length water table reconstructions. Peat bog archive records in southern Patagonia are increasingly the focus of palaeoecological research due to the possibility of detecting changes in the Southern Westerlies. These Sphagnum magellanicum-dominated peat bogs are characterised by a wide range of water table depths, from wet hollows to high hummocks (>100 cm above the water table). Here we present the first transfer function for this region along with ~2k-year palaeorecords from local peat bogs. A modern dataset (155 samples) was sampled along transects from five bogs in 2012 and 2013. Measurements of WTD, pH and conductivity were taken for all samples. The transfer function model was based on the 2012 dataset, while the 2013 samples served as an independent test set to validate the model. Besides the standard leave-one-out cross-validation, we applied leave-one-site-out and leave-one transect-out cross-validation, which are effective means of verifying the degree of clustering in the dataset. To ensure that the environmental gradient had been evenly sampled we quantified the root-mean-squared error of prediction (RMSEP) individually for segments of this gradient. Ordinations showed a clear hydrological gradient in amoeba assemblages, with the dominant Assulina muscorum at the dry end and Amphitrema wrightianum and Difflugia globulosa at the wet end. Canonical correspondence analysis showed that WTD was the most important environmental variable, accounting for 18% of the variance in amoeba assemblages. A weighted averaging-partial least squares model showed best performance in cross-validation, using the 2013 data as an independent test set. Any spatial autocorrelation was minimal although the model still appeared less effective in predicting WTD for sites not included in the training set. The segment-wise RMSEP showed that the WTD gradient was generally evenly sampled with RMSEP below 15 cm for most of the gradient, much lower than the standard deviation of the mean of all WTDs. Preliminary results from peat cores sampled from the same peat bogs show surprisingly stable water tables over the last ~2k years in Andorra bog but more variation in nearby Tierra Australis bog. Peat accumulation rates in Andorra bog are among the highest recorded in temperate bogs with around 4 m of peat accumulated during the last 2k years.

van Bellen, S.; Mauquoy, D.; Payne, R.; Roland, T. P.; Hughes, P. D.; Daley, T. J.; Street-Perrot, F. A.; Loader, N.

2013-12-01

110

Carbon accumulation in bogs and fens after permafrost degradation in central Alaska  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the discontinuous zone in Alaska about 60% of the land area has permafrost and 5% has thermokarst terrain, which is comprised mostly of thermokarst lakes, bogs and fens. The collapse of lowland forests on seasonally saturated soils on ice-rich terrain into permanently saturated ombrotrophic bogs, dominated by Sphagnum and ericaceous shrubs, and into minerotrophic fens, dominated by herbaceous vegetation, can radically alter the carbon balance of boreal ecosystems. To assess the consequences of permafrost degradation on carbon storage in boreal ecosystems, we investigated accumulation rates of soil organic carbon at various stages of vegetation succession in five bogs and six fens on the Tanana Flats in central Alaska. Bogs ranged from 109 to 637 yrs in age based on calibrated radiocarbon dates. The mean carbon stock of bog peat at the oldest successional stage was 42 kg/m2. Fens ranged in age from 50 to 102 conventional radiocarbon years that could not be calibrated to calendar years. The mean carbon stock of fen peat was 20 kg/m2 at the oldest successional stage. Carbon accumulation rates slowed at later successional stages.

Jorgenson, M. T.; Cater, T.; Roth, J.; Pullman, E.; Racine, C.; Harden, J.

2007-12-01

111

The Sphagnum microbiome supports bog ecosystem functioning under extreme conditions.  

PubMed

Sphagnum-dominated bogs represent a unique yet widely distributed type of terrestrial ecosystem and strongly contribute to global biosphere functioning. Sphagnum is colonized by highly diverse microbial communities, but less is known about their function. We identified a high functional diversity within the Sphagnum microbiome applying an Illumina-based metagenomic approach followed by de novo assembly and MG-RAST annotation. An interenvironmental comparison revealed that the Sphagnum microbiome harbours specific genetic features that distinguish it significantly from microbiomes of higher plants and peat soils. The differential traits especially support ecosystem functioning by a symbiotic lifestyle under poikilohydric and ombrotrophic conditions. To realise a plasticity-stability balance, we found abundant subsystems responsible to cope with oxidative and drought stresses, to exchange (mobile) genetic elements, and genes that encode for resistance to detrimental environmental factors, repair and self-controlling mechanisms. Multiple microbe-microbe and plant-microbe interactions were also found to play a crucial role as indicated by diverse genes necessary for biofilm formation, interaction via quorum sensing and nutrient exchange. A high proportion of genes involved in nitrogen cycle and recycling of organic material supported the role of bacteria for nutrient supply. 16S rDNA analysis indicated a higher structural diversity than that which had been previously detected using PCR-dependent techniques. Altogether, the diverse Sphagnum microbiome has the ability to support the life of the host plant and the entire ecosystem under changing environmental conditions. Beyond this, the moss microbiome presents a promising bio-resource for environmental biotechnology - with respect to novel enzymes or stress-protecting bacteria. PMID:25113243

Bragina, Anastasia; Oberauner-Wappis, Lisa; Zachow, Christin; Halwachs, Bettina; Thallinger, Gerhard G; Müller, Henry; Berg, Gabriele

2014-09-01

112

Relationship between peat geochemistry and depositional environments, Cranberry Island, Maine  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The Heath, Great Cranberry Island, Maine, offers a unique locality for studying lateral and vertical relationships between radically different peat types within 1 km2. The majority of The Heath is a Sphagnum moss-dominated raised bog. Surrounding the raised bog is a swamp/marsh complex containing grass, sedge, Sphagnum moss, alder, tamarack, and skunk cabbage. Swamp/ marsh-deposited peat occurs both around the margins of The Heath and under Sphagnum-dominated peat, which was deposited within the raised bog. A third peat type, dominated by herbaceous aquatics, is present underlying the swamp/marsh-dominated peat but is not present as a dominant botanical community of The Heath. The three peat types have major differences in petrographic characteristics, ash contents, and associated minerals. Sulfur contents range from a low of 0.19 wt.% (dry) within the raised bog to a high of 4.44 wt% (dry) near the west end of The Heath, where swamp/marsh peat occurring directly behind a storm beach berm has been influenced by marine waters. The presence of major geochemical variations within a 1-km2 peat deposit suggests the need for in-depth characterization of potential peat resources prior to use. ?? 1987.

Raymond, R., Jr.; Cameron, C.C.; Cohen, A.D.

1987-01-01

113

Hydrology, Water Chemistry, and Vegetation Characteristics of a Tamarack Bog in Bath Township, Ohio: Towards Restoration and Enhancement1  

Microsoft Academic Search

The current state of the Bath Tamarack Bog has raised concern about the health and function of the system. Only 6 tamarack (Larix laricina) trees remain, while deciduous trees, particularly red maple (Acer rubrum) and invasive species such as glossy buckthorn (Rhamnus frangula) and multiflora rose (Rosa multiflora), dominate the bog. Our purpose was to assess the physical, chemical, and

TARA E. MILETTI; CAMERON N. CARLYLE; CHRISTIAN R. PICARD; KATHLEEN M. MULAC; ADAM LANDAW; LAUCHLAN H. FRASER

114

Holocene vegetation, climate and history of a raised bog complex, northern New Zealand based on palynology, plant macrofossils and tephrochronology  

Microsoft Academic Search

A Holocene history of vegetation, climate, and ombrogenous mire development is presented from pollen and plant macrofossil analyses of sediments at Kopouatai Bog, a large, raised, restiad bog in northern New Zealand. Tephra layers of established ages, supplemented by numerous radiocarbon dates, provide a secure chronology. The earliest peats, overlying last glacial sediments, and dated at c. 11700 radiocarbon years

R. M. Newnham; P. J. de Lange; D. J. Lowe

1995-01-01

115

Contrasting wetland CH4 emission responses to simulated glacial atmospheric CO2 in temperate bogs and fens  

E-print Network

Contrasting wetland CH4 emission responses to simulated glacial atmospheric CO2 in temperate bogs and ombrotrophic bog peatland mesocosms to simulated LGM (c. 200 ppm) or ambient (c. 400 ppm) [CO2] over 21 months may be attributable to differences in species assemblage that influence the dominant CH4 production

Gauci, Vincent

116

Testate amoebae as indicators of hydroseral change: An 8500 year record from Mer Bleue Bog, eastern Ontario, Canada  

E-print Network

Testate amoebae as indicators of hydroseral change: An 8500 year record from Mer Bleue Bog, eastern t i c l e i n f o Article history: Available online xxx a b s t r a c t Testate amoebae have been used examines the response of testate amoebae to hydroseral and other environmental changes at Mer Bleue Bog

Patterson, Timothy

117

Geology and recognition criteria for uranium deposits of the quartz-pebble conglomerate type. Final report  

SciTech Connect

This report is concerned with Precambrian uraniferous conglomerates. This class of deposit has been estimated to contain between approximately 16 and 35 percent of the global uranium reserve in two rather small areas, one in Canada, the other in South Africa. Similar conglomerates, which are often gold-bearing, are, however, rather widespread, being found in parts of most Precambrian shield areas. Data have been synthesized on the geologic habitat and character of this deposit type. The primary objective has been to provide the most relevant geologic observations in a structural fashion to allow resource studies and exploration to focus on the most prospective targets in the shortest possible time.

Button, A.; Adams, S.S.

1981-03-01

118

Late Holocene vegetation and climate change at Moraine Bog, Tiedemann Glacier, southern Coast Mountains, British Columbia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Moraine Bog lies just outside the outermost lateral moraine of Tiedemann Glacier in the southern Coast Mountains of British Columbia. A sediment core taken from the wetland was analyzed for pollen, magnetic susceptibility, and loss on ignition to reconstruct changes in vegetation and climate during the late Holocene. Vegetation changed little between about 3500 and 2400 14C years BP. A

T. A. Arsenault; John J. Clague; R. W. Mathewes

2007-01-01

119

UV-SENSITIVE COMPLEX PHOSPHORUS: ASSOCIATION WITH DISSOLVED HUMIC MATERIALS AND IRON IN A BOG LAKE  

EPA Science Inventory

The concentration of UV-sensitive complex phosphorus compounds in water from an acid bog lake was linearly related to the concentration of dissolved high molecular weight humic material (DHM) both seasonally and diurnally. The first-order rate of photoreduction (Fe(+3) to Fe(+2) ...

120

Ecology of southeastern shrub bogs (pocosins) and Carolina bays: a community profile  

SciTech Connect

Shrub bogs of the Southeast occur in areas of poorly developed internal drainage that typically but not always have highly developed organic or peat soils. Pocosins and Carolina bays are types or subclasses of shrub bogs on the coastal plains of the Carolinas and Georgia. They share roughly the same distribution patterns, soil types, floral and faunal species composition and other community attributes, but differ in geological formation. Carolina bays may contain pocosin as well as other communities, but are defined more by their unique elliptical shape and geomorphometry. The pocosin community is largely defined by its vegetation, a combination of a dense shrub understory and a sparser canopy. The community is part of a complex successional sequence of communities (sedge bogs, savannas, cedar bogs, and bay forests) that may be controlled by such factors as fire, hydroperiod, soil type, and peat depth. Pocosins and Carolina bays harbor a number of animal groups and may be locally important in their ecology. Although few species are endemic to these habitats, they may provide important refuges for a number of species. These communities are simultaneously among the least understood and most rapidly disappearing habitats of the Southeast. Forestry and agricultural clearage are current impacts.

Sharitz, R.R.; Gibbons, J.W.

1982-11-01

121

Soil–Methanogen Interactions in Two Peatlands (Bog, Fen) in Central New York State  

Microsoft Academic Search

Rates of methanogenesis vary widely in peat soils, yet the reasons are poorly known. We examined rates of methanogenesis and methanogen diversity in relation to soil chemical and biological characteristics in 2 peatlands in New York State. One was an acidic (pH < 4.5) bog dominated by Sphagnummosses and ericaceous shrubs, although deeper peat was derived from sedges. The other

Mark D. Dettling; Joseph B. Yavitt; Hinsby Cadillo-Quiroz; Christine Sun; Stephen H. Zinder

2007-01-01

122

Lake or bog? Reconstructing baseline ecological conditions for the protected Galápagos Sphagnum peatbogs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper documents the first 10,000 year old plant macrofossil record of vegetation changes on the central island of Santa Cruz, providing information on Sphagnum bog vegetation patterns, local extinction of key taxa, and temporal successions in the Galápagos humid highlands. Vegetation change is reconstructed through examination of Holocene sedimentary sequences obtained from three Sphagnum bogs located within volcanic caldera forming the high elevation central ridge system of Santa Cruz Island. Results indicate that these specialized Sphagnum bog ecosystems are dynamic and have undergone considerable changes in vegetation composition, transitioning from diverse hygrophilous herbs and submerged aquatic ecosystems to drier Sphagnum/Pteridium bog systems, during the last 10,000 cal yr BP. Additionally a new aquatic genus previously undocumented on the islands, Elatine, was discovered at two of the study sites, but it is now extinct on the archipelago. Some of the observed vegetation successions may have been driven by climatic shifts occurring within the eastern equatorial Pacific (EEP). Other drivers including anthropogenic change are also considered significant over the last hundred years, placing strain on this naturally dynamic system. This study helps reveal patterns of change in the humid highlands over the last 10,000 cal yr BP regarding vegetation variability, climatic shifts, the historical influence of fire, tortoise disturbance, and recent anthropogenic impacts on the island.

Coffey, Emily E. D.; Froyd, Cynthia A.; Willis, Katherine J.

2012-10-01

123

Water budget and surface-layer water storage in a Sphagnum bog in central Sweden  

Microsoft Academic Search

A water budget was established for the open, undisturbed bog Stormossen, central Sweden, for the growing seasons of 1996 and 1997 as a part of the NOPEX project. The water budget was complemented with data on the spatial variation of groundwater levels and water contents in different microrelief elements (ridge, hollow and ridge margin). The seasonal (24 May to 4

Erik Kellner; Sven Halldin

2002-01-01

124

Influence of water table on carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and methane fluxes from taiga bog microcosms  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hydrological changes, particularly alterations in water table level, may largely overshadow the more direct effects of global temperature increase upon carbon cycling in arctic and subarctic wetlands. Frozen cores (n=40) of intact soils and vegetation were collected from a bog near Fairbanks, Alaska, and fluxes of COâ, CHâ, and Co in response to water table variation were studied under controlled

Dale W. Funk; E. R. Pullmann; Kim M. Peterson; Patrick M. Crill; W. D. Billings

1994-01-01

125

A probe for sampling interstitial waters of stream sediments and bog soils  

USGS Publications Warehouse

A probe for sampling interstitial waters of stream sediments and bog soils is described. Samples can be obtained within a stratigraphic interval of 2-3 cm, to a depth of 60-80 cm, and with little or no contamination of the samples by sediment or air. ?? 1974.

Nowlan, G.A.; Carollo, C.

1974-01-01

126

EFFECTS OF PEAT MINING INTENSITY ON GREEN FROG (RANA CLAMITANS) OCCURRENCE IN BOG PONDS  

Microsoft Academic Search

We assessed whether peat mining intensity influences the use of bog ponds by green frogs ( Rana clamitans). We selected 21 ponds in three areas undergoing different levels of peat mining: 1) mined (veg- etation completely removed exposing bare peat, presence of drainage ditches with little or no water), 2) in preparation to be mined (vegetation intact but presence of

Marc J. Mazerolle; Mario Cormier

2003-01-01

127

Altitude or slope position - gaseous carbon cycling on UK blanket peat bogs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Blanket peat accounts for 87% of Britain's total peatlands and represents one of the UK's largest terrestrial carbon stores. For peatlands to accumulate carbon the net ecosystem exchange of CO2 (NEE) must be negative with respect to the atmosphere. Unlike many other peatlands, upland blanket peat bogs in the UK are draped across hillsides and so it could be that

Simon Dixon; James Rowson; Fred Worrall

2010-01-01

128

Small is beautiful: why microtopography should be included in bog hydrology  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Microtopography can have a large effect on flow processes at the soil surface and the composition of soil water. In peat areas, microtopography is shaped by differences in species, the growth rate and transpiration of the vegetation, and the amount of water flowing from higher areas. Microtopography is often represented by a roughness parameter in hillslope hydrological models. In areas without a strong topographical gradient however, microtopography may be underestimated when accumulated in a single parameter, especially in the presence of shallow groundwater systems. In this study, we review the intricate relationships between microtopography, surface runoff, and ecohydrology in systems featuring shallow water tables. In an analogy to surface runoff, the hydrology of a raised bog can be described as a combination of open water flow on a saturated medium, instead of the traditional acrotelm-catotelm concept that only acknowledges the saturated medium. We explored water flow through the microtopography of a raised bog with a simple conceptual model that accounts explicitly for microtopographic features and the changing flow directions these may cause. With this approach we were able to investigate the activation of fast flow paths on different areas of the bog as a function of their wetness level and bog-specific morphological features, such as hummocks and hollows. Our type of approach could be used to improve the understanding of the spatial and temporal variability of rainfall-runoff responses on raised bogs. In addition, similar approaches could be used to investigate how various runoff regimes affect the mixing of water with different chemical signatures, another driver of variations of the occurrence of plant species.

Appels, Willemijn; van der Ploeg, Martine; Oosterwoud, Marieke; Cirkel, Gijsbert; van der Zee, Sjoerd; Witte, Jan-Philip

2014-05-01

129

Effects of Atmospheric Deposition on Biological Diversity in the Eastern United States  

E-print Network

evidence for effects of nitrogen deposition on plants in grasslands, alpine areas, and bogs to pathogens that can kill it. We identified many serious gaps in knowledge that warrant further research. Among those gaps are the effects of acidification, ozone and mercury on alpine systems, effects

Weathers, Kathleen C.

130

Re-thinking the record: Short-term downwash of Be-7 and Pb-210 in a Swedish peat bog  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The past decade has seen a rapid increase in interest in the biogeochemical record preserved in peat, particularly as it relates to carbon dynamics and environmental changes. However, we still lack a complete understanding of the basic biogeochemical processes and their effect on trace element distributions. Are peat archives an absolute or relative record? What temporal resolution is realistic to interpret by using peat cores? By analyzing atmospherically deposited 210Pb, 137Cs, 241Am and 7Be as well as the trace metals Pb and Hg, in triplicate peat cores from an ombrotrophic Swedish bog we addressed two fundamental issues; the question of representativity of single cores and the incorporation of atmospheric signals in the peat. Both of these issues are of great importance and need to be considered when using peat cores as natural archives. By specifically including the short-lived tracer 7Be (T½ 53.4 days) we tested the hypothesis that downwashing of atmospherically-supplied elements may occur in well aerated peat. Our 210Pb activities all showed a non-monotonic decrease with depth suggesting some downward transport of 210Pb by percolating rainwater. Further to this, the activities of 7Be were detected to 20, 18 and 8 cm depth and there was a lack of any clear peaks in 241Am activities, which together indicate a smearing of the radionuclides to or at the water table. We conclude that this is compelling evidence for a rapid downwash of atmospherically supplied elements in peat, which extends down to the height of water table. By comparing our records to biomonitoring- and direct deposition data we were able to quantify the implications of this downwash on estimates of peat mass accumulation rates and metal (Pb and Hg) deposition. It is clear that under specific conditions the usage of a conventional CRS-dating model can lead to severe overestimations of peat mass accumulation as well as inaccurate estimations of past deposition. However, by applying a new correction model which includes a downward transport term, thereby adjusting the conventional CRS model, we suggest that this downward mobility can be successfully incorporated into age-depth models, allowing more accurate estimations of past deposition and peat accumulation.

Hansson, Sophia; Kaste, James; Olid, Carolina; Bindler, Richard

2013-04-01

131

Seasonal changes of microbial communities in two shallow peat bog lakes.  

PubMed

Peat bog lakes represent important ecosystems in temperate and boreal zones. We investigated the seasonal dynamics of the microbial community in two small peat bog lakes, Ku?nik Olsowy and Ku?nik Bagienny, located in western Poland. Fluorescence in situ hybridization analyses revealed that the bacterial community was dominated by Proteobacteria and Actinobacteria, in addition to a substantial number of archaea. An infrared epifluorescence analysis demonstrated that aerobic anoxygenic phototrophs (AAPs) constituted a significant fraction of bacterial plankton (1-19 %). All the bacterial groups exhibited large seasonal changes whose course differed between the studied lakes. While chlorophyll had its maximum during winter or early summer, AAPs peaked in summer, when the growth of this group was stimulated by higher irradiance and elevated water temperatures. PMID:25331011

Lew, Sylwia; Koblížek, Michal; Lew, Marcin; Medová, Hana; Gli?ska-Lewczuk, Katarzyna; Owsianny, Pawe? Micha?

2015-03-01

132

Effects of climate change and human activities on a Swedish raised bog  

Microsoft Academic Search

We determined the effects of climate change and human activities on the species composition of ombrotrophic (rain-fed) peat bogs by analyzing pollen and macrofossils. We used 14C AMS wiggle-match dating (1) to obtain a precise chronology. Thermophilous plant species in the microfossil record provide information on climate change (2). Lime (Tilia), Elm (Ulmus), Beech (Fagus), Hornbeam (Carpinus) and Hazel (Corylus)

Linden van der M

2005-01-01

133

Properties and structure of peat humic acids depending on humification and precursor biota in bogs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Humic substances form most of the organic component of soil, peat and natural waters, but their structure and properties very much differs depending on their source. The aim of this study is to characterize humic acids from raised bog peat profiles to evaluate the homogeneity of humic acids isolated from the bog bodies and study peat humification impact on properties of humic acids. A major impact on the structure of peat humic acids have raised bog biota (dominantly represented by bryophytes of different origin) void of lignin. For characterization of peat humic acids their elemental (CHNOS), functional (-COOH, phenolic OH) analysis, spectroscopic characterization (UV, fluorescence, FTIR, 1H NMR, CP/MAS 13C NMR, ESR) and degradation studies (Py-GC/MS) were done. Peat humic acids (HA) have an intermediate position between the living organic matter and coal organic matter and their structure is formed in a process in which more labile structures (carbohydrates, amino acids, etc.) are destroyed, but thermodynamically more stable aromatic and polyaromatic structures emerge. Comparatively, the studied peat HAs are at the start of the transformation process of living organic matter. Concentrations of carboxyl and phenolic hydroxyl groups changes depending on the depth of peat from which HAs have been isolated: and carboxylic acidity is increasing with depth of peat location and the humification degree. The ability to influence the surface tension of peat humic acids isolated from a well-characterized bog profile demonstrates dependence on age and humification degree. With increase of the humification degree and age of humic acids, their molecular complexity and ability to influence surface tension decreases; even so, the impact of the biological precursor (peat-forming bryophytes and plants) can be identified.

Klavins, Maris; Purmalis, Oskars

2013-04-01

134

Seasonal variation in carbon isotopic composition of bog plant litter during 3 years of field decomposition  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study, we describe the seasonal variation in 13C abundance in the litter of two Sphagnum species and four vascular plant species during 3 years of field decomposition in an Italian alpine bog. Litter bags were\\u000a periodically retrieved at the end of summer and winter periods, and the ?13C in residual litter was related to mass loss, litter chemistry, and

Luca Bragazza; Paola Iacumin

2009-01-01

135

Seasonal variation in nitrogen isotopic composition of bog plant litter during 3 years of field decomposition  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study, we describe the seasonal variation in 15N abundance in the litter of two Sphagnum species and four vascular plant species during 3 years of field decomposition in an Italian Alpine bog. Litter bags were\\u000a periodically retrieved at the end of summer and winter periods, and the ?15N in residual litter was related to mass loss, litter chemistry, and

Luca Bragazza; Paola Iacumin; Chiara Siffi; Renato Gerdol

2010-01-01

136

Modelling the effects of climate change on methane emission from a northern ombrotrophic bog in Canada  

Microsoft Academic Search

Peatlands are a large potential source of methane (CH4) to the atmosphere. In order to investigate the effects of climate change on CH4 emission from northern ombrotrophic peatlands, a simulation model coupling water table dynamics with methane emission was\\u000a developed for the Mer Bleue Bog in Ontario, Canada. The model was validated against reported values of CH4 flux from field

Derrick Y. F. Lai

2009-01-01

137

Phylogenetic Analysis and In Situ Identification of Bacteria Community Composition in an Acidic Sphagnum Peat Bog  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Bacteria community composition in an acidic Sphagnum peat bog (pH 3.9 to 4.5) was characterized by a combination of 16S rRNA gene clone library analysis, rRNA-targeted fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), and cultivation. Among 84 environmental 16S rRNA gene clones, a set of only 16 cloned sequences was closely related (>95% similarity) to taxonomically described organisms. Main groups of

Svetlana N. Dedysh; Timofei A. Pankratov; Svetlana E. Belova; Irina S. Kulichevskaya; Werner Liesack

2006-01-01

138

Seasonal contribution of CO2 fluxes in the annual C budget of a northern bog  

Microsoft Academic Search

Peatlands are sinks for carbon dioxide (CO2) because net primary production exceeds decomposition. The contribution of non-growing-season fluxes to the annual C budget of a peatland is, to date, little studied. We therefore measured the changes in the pattern of carbon exchange with seasons in a bog located in the cool temperate climate region. The growing season CO2-C uptake was

Charlotte L. Roehm; Nigel T. Roulet

2003-01-01

139

Spatial Patterns and Temporal Trajectories of the Bog Ground Layer Along a Post-Fire Chronosequence  

Microsoft Academic Search

Peatland ground layer species composition is intricately tied to ecosystem function (for example, carbon storage). As the\\u000a primary disturbance in boreal bogs, wildfire selectively removes the ground layer vegetation, creating heterogeneous habitat\\u000a conditions and initiating succession. However, the successional trajectory of the ground layer community following fire is\\u000a poorly understood. Here we assess spatial and temporal changes in community composition

Brian W. Benscoter; Dale H. Vitt

2008-01-01

140

Dynamics of leaf minerals, bdleaf area, and biomass from hardwoods intensively grown on a peat bog  

Microsoft Academic Search

Water willow and grey alder were grown on a raised sphagnum bog in central Sweden. The stands were intensively treated by daily irrigation and fertilization during the growing period in order to improve site fertility. After a 2-year establishment period high production rates were achieved in willow stands, 0.8 kg stem dry weight m-2 year-1 on current plus one (C+1)

Sune Elowson; Lars Rytter

1988-01-01

141

Effects of peat mining intensity on green frog ( Rana clamitans ) occurrence in bog ponds  

Microsoft Academic Search

We assessed whether peat mining intensity influences the use of bog ponds by green frogs (Rana clamitans). We selected 21 ponds in three areas undergoing different levels of peat mining: 1) mined (vegetation completely removed\\u000a exposing bare peat, prsence of drainage ditches with little or no water), 2) in preparation to be mined (vegetation intact\\u000a but presence of drainage ditches

Marc J. Mazerolle; Mario Cormier

2003-01-01

142

Ectomycorrhizal fungal community structure across a bog-forest ecotone in southeastern Alaska.  

PubMed

We examined the ectomycorrhizal (ECM) fungal community across a bog-forest ecotone in southeastern Alaska. The bog and edge were both characterized by poorly drained Histosols and a continuous layer of Sphagnum species, ericaceous shrubs, Carex species, and shore pine [Pinus contorta Dougl. ex Loud. var. contorta]. The forest had better-drained Inceptisols and Spodosols, a tree community comprised of western hemlock [Tsuga heterophylla (Raf.) Sarg.], yellow cedar (Thuja plicata Donn ex D. Don.), Sitka spruce [Picea sitchensis (Bong.) Carr.] and shore pine, and an understorey of ericaceous shrubs and herbs. ECM root tip density (tips cm(-3) soil) was significantly greater in the forest than the edge or bog and ECM colonization was significantly different in all three plant communities. The below ground ECM fungal taxa were analyzed using molecular techniques (PCR-RFLP and DNA sequencing). Three ECM fungal taxa, Suillus tomentosus (Kauffman) Singer, Cenococcum geophilum Fr.:Fr, and a Russula species, differed in relative frequency, yet were among the four most frequent in all three plant communities. Although differences in ECM fungal richness were observed across plant communities, unequal sampling of ECM roots due to root density and colonization differences confounded richness comparisons. Using resampling procedures for creating taxon-accumulation curves as a function of sampled ECM roots revealed similarities in cumulative ECM fungal taxa richness across the ecotone. PMID:14999551

Wurzburger, Nina; Hartshorn, Anthony S; Hendrick, Ronald L

2004-12-01

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PT_790_BOG_rev.4 1 of 16 10/13/11 DJH Plasma-Therm 790 RIE (Reactive Ion Etcher)  

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PT_790_BOG_rev.4 1 of 16 10/13/11 DJH Plasma-Therm 790 RIE (Reactive Ion Etcher) Basic Processing Only #12;PT_790_BOG_rev.4 2 of 16 10/13/11 DJH Safety: 1. Before operating this tool #12;PT_790_BOG_rev.4 3 of 16 10/13/11 DJH 9. Some Pinch points and Vacuum sealing surfaces

Yoo, S. J. Ben

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The new European Competence Centre for Moor and Climate - A European initiative for practical peat bog and climate protection  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The new European Competence Centre for Moor and Climate (EFMK) is an initiative by different local communities, environmental protection NGOs, agricultural services, and partners from the peat and other industries in Lower Saxony (Germany). The Centre aims to integrate practical peat bog conservation with a focus on green house gas emission after drainage and after water logging activities. Together with our partners we want to break new ground to protect the remaining bogs in the region. Sphagnum mosses will be produced in paludiculture on-site in cooperation with the local peat industry to provide economic and ecologic alternatives for peat products used in horticulture business. Land-use changes are needed in the region and will be stimulated in cooperation with agricultural services via compensation money transfers from environmental protection funds. On a global scale the ideas of Carbon Credit System have to be discussed to protect the peat bogs for climate protection issues. Environmental education is an important pillar of the EFMK. The local society is invited to explore the unique ecosystem and to participate in peat bog protection activities. Future generations will be taught to understand that the health of our peat bogs is interrelated with the health of the local and global climate. Besides extracurricular classes for schools the centre will provide infrastructure for Master and PhD students, as well for senior researchers for applied research in the surrounding moor. International partners in the scientific and practical fields of peat bog ecology, renaturation, green house gas emissions from peat bogs, and environmental policy are invited to participate in the European Competence Center for Moor and Climate.

Smidt, Geerd; Tänzer, Detlef

2013-04-01

145

Atmospheric Pb deposition since the Industrial Revolution recorded by five Swiss peat profiles: Enrichment factors, fluxes, isotopic composition, and sources  

Microsoft Academic Search

Atmospheric Pb deposition since the Industrial Revolution was studied in western, central, and southern Switzerland using five rural peat bogs. Similar temporal patterns were found in western and central Switzerland, with two distinct periods of Pb enrichment relative to the natural background: between 1880 and 1920 with enrichments ranging from 40 to 80 times, and between 1960 and 1980 with

Dominik Weiss; William Shotyk; J. D. Kramers; P. G. Appleby; Andriy K. Cheburkin

1999-01-01

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Raised bogs, a Climate Shift, Cultural Change, and Reduced Solar Activity in the Early First Millennium BC  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Matching of a high resolution sequence of uncalibrated 14C datings with the dendro-calibration curve not only offers improved dating precision, but can also reveal relationships between atmospheric 14C variations and short-term climatic fluctuations caused by variations in solar output. Holocene shifts to cool and wet climate types in the temperate zones often correspond to phases of sharply increasing values of atmospheric radiocarbon, pointing to a link between changing solar activity and climate change. In northwest Europe at ca. 850 BC a sharp climatic shift to cooler, wetter conditions occurred. The shift is reflected in the species composition and decomposition of raised bog deposits and is chronologically linked to cultural changes and migrations at the Bronze Age/Iron Age transition. The temporary sharp rise of the atmospheric 14C content around 800 BC was caused by a sudden decline of solar activity. The solar wind declined, permitting more cosmic rays to penetrate into the atmosphere, and therefore the production of the cosmogenic isotope 14C increased. The climate shift was also recorded in Central and Eastern Europe, with rapid and total flooding of the Upper Volga region and a highstand of the Caspian Sea. In the Mississippi River basin, flooding frequencies greatly increased and there was an abrupt gap in the cultural transition from `Late Archaic' to `Early Woodland'. Paleoclimatological teleconnections point to a considerable role of solar UV in climate forcing. In the Central African rain forest belt and western India there was also a strong climate shift around 850 cal BC, but it was a shift to dryness (weakening of the summer monsoon). A possible palaeoclimatological explanation for the dry-wet transition in the temperate zones, and the contemporaneous wet-dry transition in the tropics (climatic teleconnections) will be given.

van Geel, B.

2006-12-01

147

The geochemistry of major and selected trace elements in two peat profiles from ridge-hollow complex of southeastern spurs of Vasyugan bog, southern taiga zone of West Siberia  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The main goal of this paper is to describe and discuss the concentrations and distributions of the major (Si, Al, Ca, Mg, Fe, K) and some trace (Sr, Ba, Mn, Cu, Co, Cr, Ni, Pb) elements during the Holocene from two peat bog profiles of ridge-hollow complex in the southeastern spurs of Vasyugan bog. One of them was formed on the ridge; the second - in the depression and is currently being developed for the type of hollow. The peat accumulation in the ridge and in the hollow started ~2477±80 and ~4774 ± 80 before present (BP), respectively. The average concentrations of Mg, Al, S, Sr, Cu, Ni is about 2-3 times higher in the peat profile from hollow then in the ridge profile. The other element concentrations from both profiles are comparable. The distributions of element concentrations and ash content in the peat profiles are in a good agreement. The element distributions show significantly similar patterns in profiles. Two dominant peaks were found: first peak is between 10 and 50 cm, second peak is between 150-170 cm in the ridge profile and between 180-200 cm in the hollow profile. The origin of the peaks in the middle part of the both profiles at almost the same time: between 2272 and 2190 cal. BP, but no later than 2112 ± 55 BP. These peaks cannot be explained by chemical diagenesis because they are too far above the underlying sediments of the peat profiles, and too far below the uppermost layers. We assume that the increase of elements content reflects the chemical composition of airborne materials supplied to the surface layers of the bog at the time deposition.

Veretennikova, Elena

2013-04-01

148

Bog blueberry anthocyanins alleviate photoaging in ultraviolet-B irradiation-induced human dermal fibroblasts.  

PubMed

Fruits of bog blueberry (Vaccinium uliginosum L.) are rich in anthocyanins that contribute pigmentation. Anthocyanins have received much attention as agents with potentials preventing chronic diseases. This study investigated the capacity of anthocyanin-rich extract from bog blueberry (ATH-BBe) to inhibit photoaging in UV-B-irradiated human dermal fibroblasts. BBe anthocyanins were detected as cyanidin-3-glucoside, petunidin-3-glucoside, malvidin-3-glucoside, and delphinidin3-glucoside. ATH-BBe attenuated UV-B-induced toxicity accompanying reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and the resultant DNA damage responsible for activation of p53 and Bad. Preincubation of ATH-BBe markedly suppressed collagen degradation via blunting production of collagenolytic matrix metalloproteinases (MMP). Additionally, ATH-BBe enhanced UV-B-downregulated procollagen expression at transcriptional levels. We next attempted to explore whether ATH-BBe mitigated the MMP-promoted collagen degradation through blocking nuclear factor kappaB (NF-kappaB) activation and MAPK-signaling cascades. UV-B radiation enhanced nuclear translocation of NF-kappaB, which was reversed by treatment with ATH-BBe. The UV-B irradiation rapidly activated apoptosis signal-regulating kinase-1 (ASK-1)-signaling cascades of JNK and p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (p38 MAPK), whereas ATH-BBe hampered phosphorylation of c-Jun, p53, and signal transducers and activators of transcription-1 (STAT-1) linked to these MAPK signaling pathways. ATH-BBe diminished UV-B augmented-release of inflammatory interleukin (IL)-6 and IL-8. These results demonstrate that ATH-BBe dampens UV-B-triggered collagen destruction and inflammatory responses through modulating NF-kappaB-responsive and MAPK-dependent pathways. Therefore, anthocyanins from edible bog blueberry may be protective against UV-induced skin photoaging. PMID:19199288

Bae, Ji-Young; Lim, Soon Sung; Kim, Sun Ju; Choi, Jung-Suk; Park, Jinseu; Ju, Sung Mi; Han, Seoung Jun; Kang, Il-Jun; Kang, Young-Hee

2009-06-01

149

Temperature-Induced Increase in Methane Release from Peat Bogs: A Mesocosm Experiment  

PubMed Central

Peat bogs are primarily situated at mid to high latitudes and future climatic change projections indicate that these areas may become increasingly wetter and warmer. Methane emissions from peat bogs are reduced by symbiotic methane oxidizing bacteria (methanotrophs). Higher temperatures and increasing water levels will enhance methane production, but also methane oxidation. To unravel the temperature effect on methane and carbon cycling, a set of mesocosm experiments were executed, where intact peat cores containing actively growing Sphagnum were incubated at 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25°C. After two months of incubation, methane flux measurements indicated that, at increasing temperatures, methanotrophs are not able to fully compensate for the increasing methane production by methanogens. Net methane fluxes showed a strong temperature-dependence, with higher methane fluxes at higher temperatures. After removal of Sphagnum, methane fluxes were higher, increasing with increasing temperature. This indicates that the methanotrophs associated with Sphagnum plants play an important role in limiting the net methane flux from peat. Methanotrophs appear to consume almost all methane transported through diffusion between 5 and 15°C. Still, even though methane consumption increased with increasing temperature, the higher fluxes from the methane producing microbes could not be balanced by methanotrophic activity. The efficiency of the Sphagnum-methanotroph consortium as a filter for methane escape thus decreases with increasing temperature. Whereas 98% of the produced methane is retained at 5°C, this drops to approximately 50% at 25°C. This implies that warming at the mid to high latitudes may be enhanced through increased methane release from peat bogs. PMID:22768100

van Winden, Julia F.; Reichart, Gert-Jan; McNamara, Niall P.; Benthien, Albert; Damsté, Jaap S. Sinninghe.

2012-01-01

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THE ROLE OF SPHAGNUM IN THE ACID-BASE CHEMISTRY OF BOG WATERS Marselle Alexander-Ozinskas Bates College, Lewiston, ME  

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than the estimated contribution from acid rain, but may still be important in assessing overall acidityTHE ROLE OF SPHAGNUM IN THE ACID-BASE CHEMISTRY OF BOG WATERS Marselle Alexander-Ozinskas ­ Bates to acidity of bog systems was investigated in two Atlantic White Cedar Swamps in Woods Hole, Massachusetts

Vallino, Joseph J.

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High specificity but contrasting biodiversity of Sphagnum-associated bacterial and plant communities in bog ecosystems independent of the geographical region  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mosses represent ecological niches that harbor a hitherto largely uncharacterized microbial diversity. To investigate which factors affect the biodiversity of bryophyte-associated bacteria, we analyzed the bacterial communities associated with two moss species, which exhibit different ecological behaviors and importance in bog ecosystems, Sphagnum magellanicum and Sphagnum fallax, from six temperate and boreal bogs in Germany and Norway. Furthermore, their surrounding

Katja Opelt; Christian Berg; Susan Schönmann; Leo Eberl; Gabriele Berg

2007-01-01

152

Impact of environmental factors on dissolved organic carbon concentrations in German bogs under grassland  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Peatlands cover about 5% of Germany's land area. Agricultural use combined with drainage increases the greenhouse gas emissions and alters the dissolved organic carbon (DOC) concentrations in the soil- and groundwater of these ecosystems. Cycling of DOC is influenced by a complex interaction of environmental factors such as peat characteristics, groundwater level, meteorological conditions, pH-value and ionic strength. Reasons for elevated DOC concentrations are debated in literature, but only a few studies on the dynamic of DOC in raised bogs in Germany have been conducted so far. In Germany, raised bogs are mainly used as grassland. Therefore, five grassland study sites and one natural reference have been selected. The bog "Ahlenmoor" has a deep, medium to weakly decomposed peat layer. There, three study sites represent different land use intensities with a corresponding groundwater table (intensive grassland, extensive grassland, natural reference). The bog relict "Großes Moor" is characterised by a shallow amorphous peat layer, which is partly mixed with sand. There, three sites in an extensive grassland were chosen to study the effects of soil carbon concentrations (9 to 48 %) and groundwater levels. At each site, nine suction plates (three replicates in each depth) and three tensiometers were installed in 15, 30 and 60 cm. Soil water was sampled fortnightly from June 2011 to December 2012 and analysed for electrical conductivity, pH-value and DOC concentration. Compared to most literature values, DOC concentrations at our study sites were very high (on average, 197 to 55 mg/L). At the "Ahlenmoor", an increase in agricultural intensity and a lower groundwater table increases both the DOC concentrations and their variability in the soil water in order intensive grassland > extensive grassland > natural site. Surprisingly, soil carbon concentration and groundwater table gradients as investigated in the "Großes Moor" did only lead to minor differences in the DOC concentrations. At these sites, the highest DOC concentrations were measured in the zone of transition between peat and mineral layer. No consistent relationship between DOC concentrations and electrical conductivity or pH-value could be found. In the "Ahlenmoor", seasonal variations of temperature and water table position influence DOC concentrations. The highest values were measured in late summer after warm and dry periods. At the study sites of the "Großes Moor", the seasonal variation of temperature and groundwater table had no impact on DOC concentrations. Our results show that while it is difficult to unravel all factors controlling DOC concentrations, drainage and physical disturbance clearly increase DOC concentrations.

Frank, Stefan; Tiemeyer, Bärbel; Freibauer, Annette

2013-04-01

153

Botanical reconnaissance of Big Run Bog Candidate Research Natural Area. Forest Service general technical report (Final)  

SciTech Connect

To document the botanical diversity of the Big Run Bog candidate Research Natural Area on the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia, a botanical survey was conducted in 1993-94. The survey identified 193 species of vascular plants in 118 genera and 52 families. Six species of rare vascular plants were found. Vascular plant families with the most species present were Cyperaceae (24), Asteraceae (23), Poaceae (16), and Ericaceae (14). For each taxon, family, species, habitat and estimated abundance are reported. Nonvascular plants totaled 87 species in 55 genera and 33 families.

Muzika, R.M.; Hunsucker, R.; DeMeo, T.

1996-07-25

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137Cs in fungal sporocarps in relation to vegetation in a bog, pine swamp and forest along a transect.  

PubMed

In this study, we estimated the relative importance of vegetation and fungi for radiocesium uptake and biological retention in adjacent bog, pine swamp, and forest. The measurements for (137)Cs activity concentration in sporocarps (i.e. fruitbodies of fungi) and vegetation along a bog to forest transect were combined with complementary published data to calculate estimates. Aboveground vegetation comprised 17.7% of the total fallout-derived radiocesium in the system in bog, 16.5% in pine swamp, and 40.6% in forest. In fungal sporocarps grown along a gradient, (137)Cs activity comprised <0.001% of the total radiocesium for peat bog, <0.02% for pine swamp, and 0.11% for forest. Total (137)Cs activity in sporocarps increased along the gradient due to increased production of sporocarps in the presence of trees from 0.006 (bog), 0.097 (pine swamp) and 0.67 (forest) g dwt m(-2). Based on calculation of the total vegetation biomass and through relationships between fungal biomass in sporocarps and as mycelia in soil, the total (137)Cs activity located in fungi was estimated as 0.1% in bog, 2% in pine swamp, and 11% in forest. An analysis of the time-dependency of (137)Cs in the sporocarps in forest between 1990 and 2011 suggested an ecological half-life for (137)Cs between 8 and 13 years. Although fungi comprised a relatively small fraction of the total radiocesium in the systems, its activity decreased slowly with time, and ecological residence time for (137)Cs in sporocarps of fungi was long, suggesting they will continue to contribute to the accumulation and cycling of this radionuclide in forest. PMID:23102726

Vinichuk, M; Rosén, K; Dahlberg, A

2013-01-01

155

Mictomys borealis (northern bog lemming) and the Wisconsin paleoecology of the east-central Great Basin  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Teeth of northern bog lemming, Mictomys borealis, are reported from Cathedral and Smith Creek caves and represent the first Wisconsin remains of the genus from the Great Basin. Specimens from Cathedral Cave, Snake Range, are associated with U-series ages of 24,000 to 15,000 yr B.P. Previous work with pollen and packrat middens, dating to the same age as the Mictomys, indicate that Smith Creek Canyon contained a riparian, locally mesic community, including Picea engelmannii (spruce), Betula sp. (birch), Cercocarpus sp. (mountain mahogany), and Artemisia sp. (sagebrush) among other species. Exposed canyon slopes and the adjacent valley apparently contained a more xeric steppe community including sagebrush and Chenopodiineae species; rocky outcrop permitted Pinus flexilis (limber pine) and P. longaeva (bristlecone pine) to grow adjacent to Lake Bonneville or low in the canyon. The region apparently experienced a dry climate (not necessarily drier than today); however, Smith Creek Canyon was fed by glacial meltwater from Mt. Moriah. The northern bog lemming probably lived only in the riparian community and possibly on the north-facing slope below Cathedral Cave. Few canyons of the Snake Range would have had the unusually mesic conditions found in Smith Creek Canyon.

Mead, Jim I.; Bell, Christopher J.; Murray, Lyndon K.

1992-03-01

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Phylogenetic Analysis and In Situ Identification of Bacteria Community Composition in an Acidic Sphagnum Peat Bog  

PubMed Central

The Bacteria community composition in an acidic Sphagnum peat bog (pH 3.9 to 4.5) was characterized by a combination of 16S rRNA gene clone library analysis, rRNA-targeted fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), and cultivation. Among 84 environmental 16S rRNA gene clones, a set of only 16 cloned sequences was closely related (?95% similarity) to taxonomically described organisms. Main groups of clones were affiliated with the Acidobacteria (24 clones), Alphaproteobacteria (20), Verrucomicrobia (13), Actinobacteria (8), Deltaproteobacteria (4), Chloroflexi (3), and Planctomycetes (3). The proportion of cells that hybridized with oligonucleotide probes specific for members of the domains Bacteria (EUB338-mix) and Archaea (ARCH915 and ARC344) accounted for only 12 to 22% of the total cell counts. Up to 24% of the EUB338-positive cells could be assigned by FISH to specific bacterial phyla. Alphaproteobacteria and Planctomycetes were the most numerous bacterial groups (up to 1.3 × 107 and 1.1 × 107 cells g?1 peat, respectively). In contrast to conventional plating techniques, a novel biofilm-mediated enrichment approach allowed us to isolate some representatives of predominant Bacteria groups, such as Acidobacteria and Planctomycetes. This novel strategy has great potential to enable the isolation of a significant proportion of the peat bog bacterial diversity. PMID:16517660

Dedysh, Svetlana N.; Pankratov, Timofei A.; Belova, Svetlana E.; Kulichevskaya, Irina S.; Liesack, Werner

2006-01-01

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The role of common upland vegetation on gaseous carbon cycling on UK blanket peat bogs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The most important control upon the carbon dynamics of any peatland is vegetation. However there is a gap in the literature with respect to comparative, in-situ studies of common upland vegetation types on peat bogs from a carbon cycling perspective. Where studies exist they tend to be narrowly focused (i.e. on one or two species or a small geographical area) or are laboratory manipulation studies. This study set out to compare gaseous CO2 exchange, in situ, across a broad (geographic) range of sites dominated by differing, common, upland vegetation types. The vegetation types studied were; Calluna vulgaris, Sphagnum spp., Eriophorum (E. angustifolium + E. vaginatum), Molinia caerulea and areas revegetated with a lawn grass mixture that was used for restoration (Festuca spp, Deschampsia spp. and Agrostis spp.).The primary aim of the study was to assess the carbon cycling potential of the common upland vegetation types, in order to produce clearer evidence as to which upland species produce the most efficient carbon sinks. The study was carried out in the South Pennines and Peak District of England. All readings were taken from upland-blanket peat bogs, as this type of bog accounts for 87% of the UK's peatlands, and therefore the results of this study can have the widest possible applicability to the rest of the UK's peat reserves. NEE and NER measurements were taken with a PP Systems EMG-4 infra-red gas analyzer. PAR and air temperature readings were taken along side water table and soil pore water samples from every site. Each site was visited monthly for at least 12 months and between 3-9 replicates were recorded per site. The results of this study will deal with the effects vegetation has on NER, GPP and NEE, focusing on which vegetation types make the most efficient gaseous carbon sinks. Moreover the effect of vegetation on water table levels and water quality will be discussed. Finally a consideration of how the age of Calluna vulgaris affects the parameters above will be given.

Dixon, Simon; Rowson, James; Worrall, Fred

2010-05-01

158

Climate-growth relationships for bog-grown black spruce in northern Minnesota  

SciTech Connect

Black spruce (Picea mariana) tree-ring chronologies were derived for three bogs in northern Minnesota. Standard chronologies were highly intercorrelated (0.72 to 0.87). The ring-width variability attributable to a common signal ranged from 38.6 to 56.8 percent which is large for closed canopy eastern forests. These chronologies exhibited great serial correlation, therefore all chronologies were autoregressively modelled prior to climatic analyses. Each chronology was compared to monthly temperature and precipitation data from a nearby weather station. Strengths of linear relationships were measured by the product-moment correlation coefficient. May and August temperatures from the previous year and March precipitation of the current year were significantly correlated with ring-width indices. These data suggest that tree-ring chronologies from mid-continental peatlands may be a valuable, though presently ignored, source of paleoclimatic data.

Vogel, K.J. (Univ. of Minnesota, St. Paul (United States))

1993-06-01

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Comparison of different methods to determine the degree of peat decomposition in peat bogs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Peat humification or decomposition is a frequently used proxy to extract past time changes in hydrology and climate from peat bogs. During the past century several methods to determine changes in peat decomposition have been introduced. Most of these methods are operationally defined only and the chemical changes underlying the decomposition process are often poorly understood and lack validation. Due to the chemically undefined nature of many humification analyses the comparison of results obtained by different methods is difficult if not misleading. In this study we compared changes in peat decomposition in cores of two peat bogs (Königsmoor (KK), Kleines Rotes Bruch, KRB) from the Harz Mountains (Germany) using C / N ratios, Fourier Transform Infrared spectra absorption (FTIR) intensities, Rock Eval® oxygen- and hydrogen indices, ?13C and ?15N isotopic signatures and UV-absorption of NaOH peat extracts. In addition, one of the cores was analysed for changes in the peat's molecular composition using pyrolysis gas chromatography mass spectrometry (pyrolysis-GC-MS). Records of decomposition proxies show similar historical development at both sites, indicating external forcing such as climate as controlling process. Moreover, all decomposition proxies except UV-ABS and ?15N isotopes show similar patterns in their records and thus reflect in different extents signals of decomposition. Pyrolysis-GC-MS analyses of the KK core reveal that changes in peat molecular chemistry are mainly attributed to decomposition processes and to a lesser extend to changes in vegetation. Changes in the abundance of molecular compounds indicate that peat decomposition in the KK bog is mainly characterized by preferential decomposition of phenols and polysaccharides and relative enrichment of aliphatics during drier periods. Enrichment of lignin and other aromatics during decomposition was also observed but showed less variation, and presumably reflects changes in vegetation associated to changes in hydrology of the bogs. Significant correlations with polysaccharide and aliphatic pyrolysis products were found for C / N ratios, FTIR-band intensities and for hydrogen index values, supporting that these decomposition indices provide reasonable information despite their bulk nature. Correlation with oxygen index values and ?13C was weaker assumingly indicating carboxylation of the peat during drier periods and enrichment of isotopically lighter peat components during decomposition, respectively. FTIR, C / N ratio, Pyrolysis-GC-MS analyses and Rock Eval hydrogen indices appear to reflect mass loss and related changes in the molecular peat composition during mineralization best. Different to the other investigated proxies, Pyrolysis-GC-MS and FTIR analyses allow disentangling decomposition processes and vegetation changes. UV-ABS measurements of alkaline peat extracts show only weak correlation with other decomposition proxiesas they mainly reflect the formation of humic acids through humifcation and to a~lesser extend mass loss during mineralization.

Biester, H.; Knorr, K.-H.; Schellekens, J.; Basler, A.; Hermanns, Y.-M.

2013-11-01

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Nutrient resorption of two evergreen shrubs in response to long?term fertilization in a bog.  

PubMed

Plant resorption of multiple nutrients during leaf senescence has been established but stoichiometric changes among N, P and K during resorption and after fertilization are poorly understood. We anticipated that increased N supply would lead to further P limitation or co-limitation with N or K [i.e. P-(co)limitation], decrease N resorption and increase P and K resorption, while P and K addition would decrease P and K resorption and increase N resorption. Furthermore, Ca would accumulate while Mg would be resorbed during leaf senescence, irrespective of fertilization. We investigated the effect of N, P and K addition on resorption in two evergreen shrubs (Chamaedaphne calyculata and Rhododendron groenlandicum) in a long-term fertilization experiment at Mer Bleue bog, Ontario, Canada. In general, N addition caused further P-(co)limitation, increased P and K resorption efficiency but did not affect N resorption. P and K addition did not shift the system to N limitation and affect K resorption, but reduced P resorption proficiency. C. calyculata resorbed both Ca and Mg while R. groenlandicum resorbed neither. C. calyculata showed a higher resorption than R. groenlandicum, suggesting it is better adapted to nutrient deficiency than R. groenlandicum. Resorption during leaf senescence decreased N:P, N:K and K:P ratios. The limited response of N and K and the response of P resorption to fertilization reflect the stoichiometric coupling of nutrient cycling, which varies among the two shrub species; changes in species composition may affect nutrient cycling in bogs. PMID:24078082

Wang, Meng; Murphy, Meaghan T; Moore, Tim R

2014-02-01

161

Water budget and surface-layer water storage in a Sphagnum bog in central Sweden  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A water budget was established for the open, undisturbed bog Stormossen, central Sweden, for the growing seasons of 1996 and 1997 as a part of the NOPEX project. The water budget was complemented with data on the spatial variation of groundwater levels and water contents in different microrelief elements (ridge, hollow and ridge margin). The seasonal (24 May to 4 October) rainfall, evaporation and runoff were 200, 256, and 43 mm in 1996, respectively, and 310, 286 and 74 mm in 1997, giving negative budgets of -99 mm in 1996 and -50 mm in 1997. Approximately 60% of the total budget was caused by storage changes in the upper 40 cm of the bog and 40% by swelling/shrinking in the layers below. This mire breathing must be incorporated in future models of mire-water dynamics. The water content varied diversely among the different microrelief elements, much depending on the properties of moss and peat together with distance to water table. There also was a strong hysteresis in the relationships between groundwater level and measured volumetric water content, depending partly on pore-throat effects and partly on swelling/shrinking of the peat matrix. A seasonal variation of volumetric water content in a layer beneath water table was found to be larger than what could be justified by compression alone. We think that probable causes could be methane gas expansion together with temperature effects. The main conclusions of this study were: (i) water-transport and storage characteristics are distinctly different among hummocks, ridges and hollows, (ii) mire wetness cannot be deduced from groundwater levels only, and (iii) an important part of the total water storage was caused by swelling/shrinking of the peat, not by changes in unsaturated water content.

Kellner, Erik; Halldin, Sven

2002-01-01

162

High-resolution records of late-Holocene climate change and carbon accumulation in two north-west European ombrotrophic peat bogs  

Microsoft Academic Search

The peat stratigraphy (plant macrofossils, colorimetric humification, pollen\\/non-pollen microfossils, carbon\\/nitrogen ratios) of three replicate cores from a raised peat bog in the UK (Walton Moss) and a single core from a raised peat bog in Denmark (Lille Vildmose) were examined in an attempt to investigate the relation between long-term climate change and changes in species composition of the peat-forming vegetation.

D. S. Mauquoy; T. Engelkes; M. H. M. Groot; F. Markesteijn; M. G. Oudejans; J. van der Plicht; B. van Geel

2002-01-01

163

Structural analysis of the main uraniferous chalcedony vein at G. El Missikat environs, Central Eastern Desert, Egypt  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study deals with the structural analysis of joints in the uranium-bearing vein deposits and the surrounding enclosing granite rocks in G. El Missikat pluton, Central Eastern Desert, Egypt. The study includes the different structural features such as the intensity of joints, their opening and length for the different sets taken on a systematic pattern through and along the upper

F. S. BAKHIT; M. E. MOSTAFA

1987-01-01

164

Isolation and characterization of nitrogen-fixing bacteria of the genus Azospirillum from the soil of a Sphagnum peat bog  

Microsoft Academic Search

he presence of nitrogen-fixing bacteria of the genus Azospirillum in the soils of acidic raised Sphagnum bogs is revealed for the first time. Three Azospirillum strains, B2, B21, and B22, were isolated as a component of methane-oxidizing enrichment cultures, whereas attempts to isolate\\u000a them directly from peat samples have failed. The results of comparative analysis of the nucleotide sequences of

E. V. Doroshenko; E. S. Boulygina; E. M. Spiridonova; T. P. Tourova; I. K. Kravchenko

2007-01-01

165

Disturbances on a Wooded Raised Bog—How Windthrow, Bark Beetle and Fire Affect Vegetation and Soil Water Quality?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Pinus rotundata dominated peatbog (Žofinka Nature Reserve) in the T?ebo? Basin, Czech Republic, was affected by “natural” disturbances: wind\\u000a damage (1984), followed by a bark beetle attack, and fire (1994, 2000). Phytosociological relevés were used to document vegetation.\\u000a Soil water chemistry was compared in three differently affected stands: (1) an undisturbed Pinus rotundata bog forest, (2) a windthrow – bark

Andrea Ku?erová; Ladislav Rektoris; Tá?a Štechová; Marek Bastl

2008-01-01

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Respiration of soil and ground vegetation of a peat bog in southern taiga under drought stress  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Respiration of peat and ground vegetation (mostly sphagnum mosses) was measured by CO2 analyser LI-6400 in late August 2002 in the peat bog (Central Forest Nature Reserve, 560N, 330E, Tver region, Russia). The whole summer 2002 in the region was characterized by hot and dry weather, thus obtained data correspond to the extreme drought stress. Measurements were carried out on the 16 stationary points along the transect crossing the mire along the altitude gradient and presenting the whole range of vegetation complexes diversity: margin lag with the spruce stand and eutrophic and mesotrophic conditions; typical oligotrophic lag with pine stand and dwarf shrubs, tall sedges mesotrophic lawn, not forested hummock-hollow complex, forested hummock-hollow complex, the dwarf pine communities of different structure and at last the type of minerotrophic margin with meadow vegetation. As a “zero-point” the spruce forest on the land was appointed as the measurement point. The transect under study is the object of the long-term observations on the ground vegetation and groundwater parameters, which were related to obtained respiration values. The measured mean values of ground respiration were 4.9, 6.8, 7.5, 4.8, 3.9 and 3.7 mkmol m-2s-1 for spruce stand (bare soil), paludified spruce stand, pine mire margin, dwarf pine communities oligotrophic and minerotrophic part of the mire, respectively. Within the open peat bog hummock-hollow complex significantly higher respiration was observed for hummocks comparatively to the hollows: 6.6 and 4.2 mkmol m-2s-1, correspondingly. Significant correlation of ground respiration to the groundwater level and temperature difference between peat and air was observed. The study was carried out within the framework of international project TCOS. The data on the spatial variation of dark respiration depending on the vegetation structure and groundwater regime is considered as a background for the further functional patterns for the virgin mire ecosystems of the Russian Plain.

Tatarinov, F.; Minaeva, T.; Kurbatova, Yu.; Rusanovitch, N.

2003-04-01

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Bogs are a specialized wetland community with saturated, acidic, peat soils that have low concentra-tions of minerals (e.g., calcium, magnesium) and essential nutrients (phosphorus, nitrogen). They  

E-print Network

oligosperma), poor sedge (Carex magellanica), tawny cottongrass (Eriophorum virginicum), three-way sedge supports a carpet of sphagnum mosses (Sphagnum magel- lanicum and Sphagnum spp.), bog sedge (Carex

US Army Corps of Engineers

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The formation of basal-type uranium deposits in south central British Columbia  

SciTech Connect

The basal-type uranium deposits in south central British Columbia occur within unconsolidated, late Miocene fluvial paleochannel sediments that overlie major fault zones within the Okanagan Highlands Intrusive Complex. Five uranium deposits have been outlined to date, of which the Blizzard (4,020 metric tons U) and Tyee (650 metric tons U) are the largest. The basement intrusive complex underlying the deposits varies in age from early Cretaceous to Eocene and is comprised of quartz monzonite, granodiorite, Coryell monzonite, porphyritic granite, and pegmatite. Uranium mineralization is present in the form of uranous (ningyoite) or uranyl (saleeite, autunite) phosphates coating clastic grains and filling voids. Because of very strong reducing conditions related to large concentrations of marcasite and organic material, ningyoite is the only uranium mineral in the Tyee deposit, whereas the Blizzard deposit contains a more complex assemblage of minerals (saleeite, autunite, ningyoite). The observed paragenetic sequence of mineral precipitation in the Blizzard deposit (autunite-saleeite-ningyoite) indicates that the uranyl minerals, saleeite and autunite, are primary. Investigations of the source of the ore-forming elements (U, Ca, Mg, PO/sub 4/) showed the deposits to be formed by the infiltration into fluvial sediments of deep-seated, structurally controlled, ground waters that migrated in a well-developed regional hydrologic system within the Complex. Research indicates that the ore-forming ground waters were cold, slightly bicarbonated (150-400 ppm), highly uraniferous (10-50 ppb), and slightly oxidizing (dissolved oxygen = 2-4 ppm).

Boyle, D.R.

1982-08-01

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The importance of dissolved free oxygen during formation of sandstone-type uranium deposits  

USGS Publications Warehouse

One factor which distinguishes t, he genesis of roll-type uranium deposits from the Uravan Mineral Belt and other sandstone-type uranium deposits may be the presence and concentration of dissolved free oxygen in the ore-forming. solutions. Although dissolved oxygen is a necessary prerequisite for the formation of roll-type deposits, it is proposed that a lack of dissolved oxygen is a prerequisite for the Uravan deposits. Solutions that formed both types of deposits probably had a supergene origin and originated as meteoric water in approximate equilibrium with atmospheric oxygen. Roll-type deposits were formed where the Eh dropped abruptly following consumption of the oxygen by iron sulfide minerals and creation of kinetically active sulfur species that could reduce uranium. The solutions that formed the Uravan deposits, on the other hand, probably first equilibrated with sulfide-free ferrous-ferric detrital minerals and fossil organic matter in the host rock. That is, the uraniferous solutions lost their oxygen without lowering their Eh enough to precipitate uranium. Without oxygen, they then. became incapable of oxidizing iron sulfide minerals. Subsequent localization and formation of ore bodies from these oxygen-depleted solutions, therefore, was not necessarily dependent on large reducing capacities.

Granger, Harry Clifford; Warren, C.G.

1979-01-01

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Anthocyanin and flavonol variation in bog bilberries (Vaccinium uliginosum L.) in Finland.  

PubMed

The flavonoids, anthocyanins and flavonols, in bog bilberries (Vaccinium uliginosum L.) were studied from 15 populations in Finland on a south-north axis of approximately 1000 km. Four anthocyanidin xylosides and 14 flavonol glycosides were tentatively identified by means of HPLC-ESI-MS. Twenty-five major flavonoids were quantified by HPLC-DAD. The averages (+/-standard deviation) in the contents of anthocyanins and flavonols were 1425+/-398 and 1133+/-290 mg/100 g of dry weight, respectively. The most abundant anthocyanidin was malvidin, followed by delphinidin, petunidin, cyanidin, and peonidin. Quercetin was the major flavonol, followed by myricetin, laricitrin, syringetin, and isorhamnetin. Anthocyanins were mostly glucosides, whereas flavonols were mainly conjugated to galactose. The anthocyanin content in the berries from the south was the lowest. The delphinidin content was the highest but the proportion of malvidin the lowest in the north. The total flavonol content and the level of myricetin and quercetin were the highest in the north. PMID:20000402

Lätti, Anja K; Jaakola, Laura; Riihinen, Kaisu R; Kainulainen, Pirjo S

2010-01-13

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Nitrogen supply differentially affects litter decomposition rates and nitrogen dynamics of sub-arctic bog species.  

PubMed

High-latitude peatlands are important soil carbon sinks. In these ecosystems, the mineralization of carbon and nitrogen are constrained by low temperatures and low nutrient concentrations in plant litter and soil organic matter. Global warming is predicted to increase soil N availability for plants at high-latitude sites. We applied N fertilizer as an experimental analogue for this increase. In a three-year field experiment we studied N fertilization effects on leaf litter decomposition and N dynamics of the four dominant plant species (comprising >75% of total aboveground biomass) in a sub-arctic bog in northern Sweden. The species were Empetrum nigrum (evergreen shrub), Eriophorum vaginatum (graminoid), Betula nana (deciduous shrub) and Rubus chamaemorus (perennial forb). In the controls, litter mass loss rates increased in the order: Empetrum

Aerts, R; van Logtestijn, R S P; Karlsson, P S

2006-01-01

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Variation in methane production pathways associated with permafrost decomposition in collapse scar bogs of Alberta, Canada  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Stable isotope analysis was used to determine the distribution of methanogenic pathways at permafrost collapse scar bogs to test the hypothesis that microbial respiration and methane production are stimulated by the input of organic matter associated with permafrost degradation and collapse. An alternative hypothesis is that recently assimilated carbon produced by the fen-like vegetation (Carex, Eriophorum) growing in open water moats formed by the collapsing edge of these features stimulates microbial respiration. We found that CO2 reduction was the dominant pathway for methanogenesis within the Sphagnum areas that dominate the surface cover of these features, but relatively more acetate fermentation occurred near collapse scar moats. Methane emission and net CO2 uptake were correlated. Both were elevated in collapse scar moats and then decreased along a transect from the moats toward the center Sphagnum-dominated areas. There also appeared to be a shift toward relatively more acetate fermentation in deeper samples associated with increasing cation (calcium and magnesium) concentrations. Our results indicate that organic inputs from permafrost degradation alone do not appear to stimulate acetate fermentation. Permafrost decomposition provides conditions along the collapsing edge that are conducive to colonization by fen-like vegetation that stimulates acetate fermentation and increases methane production and emission rates.

Prater, James L.; Chanton, Jeffrey P.; Whiting, Gary J.

2007-12-01

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Atmospheric methane sources - Alaskan tundra bogs, an alpine fen, and a subarctic boreal marsh  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Methane (CH4) flux measurements from Alaska tundra bogs, an alpine fen, and a subarctic boreal marsh were obtained at field sites ranging from Prudhoe Bay on the coast of the Arctic Ocean to the Alaskan Range south of Fairbanks during August 1984. In the tundra, average CH4 emission rates varied from 4.9 mg CH4 per sq m per day (moist tundra) to 119 mg CH4 per sq m per day (waterlogged tundra). Fluxes averaged 40 mg CH4 per sq m per day from wet tussock meadows in the Brooks Range and 289 mg Ch4 per sq m per day from an alpine fen in the Alaskan Range. The boreal marsh had an average CH4 emission rate of 106 mg CH4 per sq m per day. Significant emissions were detected in tundra areas where peat temperatures were as low as 4 C, and permafrost was only 25 cm below the ground surface. Emission rates from the 17 sites sampled were found to be logarithmically related to water levels at the sites. Extrapolation of the data to an estimate of the total annual CH4 emission from all arctic and boreal wetlands suggests that these ecosystems are a major source of atmospheric CH4 and could account for up to 23 percent of global CH4 emissions from wetlands.

Sebacher, D. I.; Harriss, R. C.; Grice, S. S.; Bartlett, K. B.; Sebacher, S. M.

1986-01-01

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Interactions between peat and salt-contaminated runoff in Alton Bog, Maine, USA  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Year round, concentrations of base cations (Ca, Mg, Na, and K) and Cl - in surface and groundwater decline exponentially away from Interstate 95, a four-lane asphalt highway which bisects Alton Bog, a poor fen in Penobscot County, Maine, USA. The increased concentrations close to the highway are caused primarily by runoff of road-salt and weathering products of road-bed fill. Concentration ratios, constant with time, between base cations and H + at individual sites suggest that cation exchange reactions between peat and water achieve a state of equilibrium. These ratios change systematically with increasing distance from the highway, indicating systematic changes in the character of the peat exchange surfaces. The major change is a decrease in the occupancy of exchange sites by Na away from the road. These relationships and inferred processes have been duplicated with laboratory experiments. Base saturation of the peat, dominated by Ca, decreases with distance from the highway. Thus, in the short term, peat-water equilibration exerts strong controls on the water chemistry, particularly ion ratios. Long term exposure to elevated concentrations of Ca, Mg, and NaCl in the shallow ground waters has altered the peat chemistry. Availability of plant nutrients (Ca, Mg, and K) has been generally increased by the weathering of road-bed fill and equilibration of the NaCl salt with the peat.

Pugh, Alexander L.; Norton, Stephen A.; Schauffler, Molly; Jacobson, George L.; Kahl, Jeffrey S.; Brutsaert, Willem F.; Mason, Charles F.

1996-07-01

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Superfund record of decision (EPA Region 2): Burnt Fly Bog, Marlboro Township, NJ, September 30, 1998  

SciTech Connect

This decision document presents the selected remedial action for the Westerly Wetlands, Northerly Wetlands, and Tar Patch Area at the Burnt Fly Bog Superfund Site. It addresses contaminated soil present on the three remaining contaminated areas on the Site, including the Westerly Wetlands, Northerly Wetlands, and Tar Patch Area. The major components of the selected remedy include: Excavation and off-site disposal of contaminated soil from the Northerly Wetlands; Excavation and off-site disposal of contaminated soil from the Tar Patch Area; Backfilling the excavated area in the Northerly Wetland and reestablishing wetlands; Backfilling the excavated area in the Tar Patch Area and creating wetlands; Provision of additional security fencing around the Westerly Wetlands, and the recording of a Deed Notice for the Westerly Wetlands, Northerly Wetlands, and Tar Patch Area; Monitoring of surface water and sediment in the Westerly Wetlands, surface water and sediment in the existing sedimentation basin located in the Downstream Area, and surface water, sediment and, if necessary, biota in Burnt Fly Brook; and Biological sampling in the Westerly Wetlands.

NONE

1999-03-01

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[Spatial structure of communities of heterotrophic flagellates from a sphagnum bog].  

PubMed

Spatial distribution pattern of heterotrophic flagellates within a macroscopically homogenous sphagnum parcel of a transitional bog in the southern taiga was studied. Under investigation was horizontal pattern at different scales (1 cm, 10 cm, 1 m, 10 m) and the vertical heterogeneity of the community in the sphagnum quagmire. 105 species and forms of heterotrophic flagellates were revealed. Predominating were euglenids, less abundant are kynetoplastids and cercomonads. The most numerous appeared to be Cryptomonas sp., Heteromita minima, Goniomonas truncata, Protaspis simplex, Bodo designis, B. saltans, Phyllomitus apiculatus, Paraphysomonas sp., Petalomonas minuta. More abundant species were characterized by less patchy distribution than less abundant. At a smaller scale, the community was formed by the species with different degree of patchiness while at larger scales, all the species possess nearly the same distribution pattern. The same number of samples of equal sizes revealed nearly the same species numbers independently of distances between the sample sites, as the samples at each scale differ from each other nearly at the same magnitude. An averaged size of the species aggregations in the community is as large as several centimeters. Such a scale is probably a characteristic size (minimum area) of the community of the sphagnum dwelling heterotrophic flagellates. Rather low environmental heterogeneity within the sphagnum quagmire leads to significant homogeneity of the community at larger scales. Vertical differentiation of the heterotrophic flagellate community within that quagmire appeared to be very unstable with the time. The same species are characterized by different preferences to the depths at different spatial-temporal loci. Specific vertical distributions and community patterns are formed under different local conditions. PMID:19326857

Tikhonenkov, D V; Maze?, Iu A

2009-01-01

177

Hydrological responses to managed burning and grazing in an upland blanket bog  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

SummaryThe management of the UK uplands by rotational burning and grazing is a widespread practice that aims to control the development of vegetation in order to create suitable habitats for grouse and sheep. By modifying the above ground biomass it is possible that above and/or below ground hydrological regimes may be altered. This study investigates the effect burning has on various hydrological parameters of an upland blanket bog. The study was conducted on a long-term experimental site examining different combinations of managed burning and grazing intensities. The study has found that: Although depth to water table shows strong seasonal trends, the shallowest water tables were found on those sites that were burnt every 20 years and grazed by sheep. The deepest water tables were found on those sites that had never been burnt. In the year following a managed burn, water tables on those sites that were burnt were significantly shallower than before the burn. Hydraulic conductivity, as determined by dipwell slug tests, was found to be significantly lower on those plots that were burnt every 20 years. Runoff occurrence was recorded and occurred at a significantly greater frequency on those sites that had recently been burnt. By using antecedent weather conditions, significant parameters were found that could be used to model runoff generation. This paper demonstrates how the use of managed burning in upland settings can affect various hydrological responses of the peatland. These variations in hydrological response will have important consequences on DOC export through changes in water table and the partitioning of precipitation into runoff.

Clay, Gareth D.; Worrall, Fred; Clark, Emma; Fraser, Evan D. G.

2009-10-01

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Influence of water table on carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and methane fluxes from taiga bog microcosms  

SciTech Connect

Hydrological changes, particularly alterations in water table level, may largely overshadow the more direct effects of global temperature increase upon carbon cycling in arctic and subarctic wetlands. Frozen cores (n=40) of intact soils and vegetation were collected from a bog near Fairbanks, Alaska, and fluxes of CO{sub 2}, CH{sub 4}, and Co in response to water table variation were studied under controlled conditions in the Duke University phytotron. Core microcosms thawed to a 20-cm depth over 30 days under a 20 hour photoperiod with a day/night temperature regime of 20/10{degrees}C. After 30 days the water table in 20 microcosms was decreased from the soil surface to -15 cm and maintained at the soil surface in 20 control cores. Outward fluxes of CO{sub 2} (9-16 g m{sup -2}d{sup -1}) and CO (3-4 mg m{sup -2}d{sup -1}) were greatest during early thaw and decreased to near zero for both gases before the water table treatment started. Lower water table tripled CO{sub 2} flux to the atmosphere when compared with control cores. Carbon monoxide was emitted at low rates from high water table cores and consumed by low water table cores. Methane fluxes were low (<1 mg m{sup -2}d{sup -1}) in all cores during thaw. High water table cores increased CH{sub 4} flux to 8-9 mg m{sup -2}d{sup -1} over 70 days and remained high relative to the low water table cores (<0.74 mg m{sup -2}d{sup -1}). Although drying of wetland taiga soils may decrease CH{sub 4} emissions to the atmosphere, the associated increase in CO{sub 2} due to aerobic respiration will likely increase the global warming potential of gas emissions from these soils. 43 refs., 4 figs.

Funk, D.W.; Pullmann, E.R.; Peterson, K.M. [Univ. of Alaska, Anchorage, AK (United States)] [and others] [Univ. of Alaska, Anchorage, AK (United States); and others

1994-09-01

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Bioavailability of inorganic arsenic from bog ore-containing soil in the dog.  

PubMed Central

In some parts of The Netherlands, bog ore-containing soils predominate, which have natural arsenic levels that exceed, by a factor of 10, existing standards for maximum allowable levels of inorganic arsenic in soil. These standards are based on the assumption that in humans the bioavailability of arsenic from ingested soil is equal to that from an aqueous solution. In view of the regulatory problem that the arsenic levels of these soils present, we questioned the validity of this assumption. To obtain a more realistic estimate, the bioavailability of inorganic arsenic from soil in a suitable animal model was studied. In this report, a study performed in six dogs in a two-way cross-over design is presented. The dogs received orally, in random order, arsenic both as an intravenous solution and as arsenic-containing soil. During a 120-hr period after administration urine was collected in 24-hr fractions. Levels of arsenic were determined using a method of wet digestion, isolation and complexation of arsine, followed by molecule absorption spectrometry. Within 120 hr after intravenous administration, 88 +/- 16% of the dose was excreted renally. After oral administration of arsenic-containing soil, only 7.0 +/- 1.5% was excreted renally. From the urinary excretion data for these two routes of administration, the calculated bioavailability of inorganic arsenic from soil was 8.3 +/- 2.0%. The results from this study demonstrate the need to reconsider the present risk assessment for arsenic in soil. Images Figure 1. Figure 2. PMID:8033848

Groen, K; Vaessen, H A; Kliest, J J; de Boer, J L; van Ooik, T; Timmerman, A; Vlug, R F

1994-01-01

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Liquid chromatography determination of natural dyes in extracts from historical Scottish textiles excavated from peat bogs.  

PubMed

Textiles excavated from Scottish sites belonging now to the collections of the National Museums of Scotland, including seventeenth century textiles from peat bogs in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, were selected for analysis by high performance liquid chromatography with photodiode array detection (PDA HPLC) to detect whether any dyes remained and, if so, to identify their biological sources. Dye components were identified in 36 of the 81 samples analysed. Although it was not possible to identify the exact sources of the dyestuffs because of the wide-spread occurrence of these natural dyes components, the study has shown that textiles previously not thought to have been coloured had detectable traces of dye. Before the historical textiles were analyzed, an improved extraction procedure that combined the routine acid hydrolysis method with one using dimethylformamide (DMF) was applied. The DMF method enabled increased recovery of major flavonoid and anthraquinoid compounds, and very high efficiency of recovery of indigotin even in textiles with no colour visible, thereby complementing the acid hydrolysis method already in use. Extracts from historical thread samples were analysed by PDA HPLC using a reversed-phase gradient system comprising of a C18 column (150 mm x 4.6 mm i.d., 25 +/- 1 degrees C) with water, methanol and o-phosphoric acid at an eluent flow rate of 1.2 ml/min. A preliminary investigation to improve the detection limits further for a selection of natural dyes was made by comparing results from the 4.6mm internal diameter (i.d.) column with a narrow bore C18 column (2.1 mm i.d.). An increase in the detector response was observed for narrow-bore column proving its possibility of enhancement of sensitivity. PMID:16309689

Surowiec, Izabella; Quye, Anita; Trojanowicz, Marek

2006-04-21

181

Controls on Organic Layer Combustion Severity During Wildfire in Boreal Bogs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Wildfires are the dominant natural disturbance to western Canadian peatlands, affecting an average of 1870 km2 annually and releasing 3.5 Tg of carbon (C) to the atmosphere through partial combustion of the extensive surface organic layer (peat) found therein. Combustion severity within fire-affected peatlands is variable, ranging from unburned islands and lightly burned "Sphagnum sheep" to deeply charred areas with >10 cm of surface fuel combustion. Spatial heterogeneity in combustion may be due to variation in moss community composition and corresponding variability in fuel condition due to interspecific differences in water retention ability and peat bulk density. However, the controls on surface organic layer combustion severity are poorly understood. We conducted a laboratory combustion experiment to examine the influence of peat type and soil moisture on the occurrence and depth of peat consumption. The soil moisture profiles of replicate monoliths of the three prevalent western Canadian bog peat types (Sphagnum fuscum hummocks, Pleurozium schreberi hummocks, and multi-species hollows) were manipulated to simulate field, moderately dry, and severe drought moisture conditions. Following manipulation and assessment of initial fuel conditions (bulk density, soil moisture, and surface topography), the monoliths were instrumented with soil moisture (TDR) probes and thermocouples and exposed to a constant radiative heat source, monitoring changes in soil moisture, temperature, and surface elevation from ignition to the extinction of combustion. We found bulk density and soil moisture interactively influenced depth of combustion through controls on peat thermal properties. Stratigraphic variation in bulk density and soil moisture created barriers to the downward propagation of combustion, which varied within and among monoliths. From these results, we developed a one-dimensional heat transfer model capable of predicting the depth of peat consumption based on peat bulk density and soil moisture stratigraphy. This model provides a framework for assessing current and future vulnerability of the peat organic layer to combustion losses during wildfire.

Benscoter, B. W.; Thompson, D. K.; Waddington, J. M.; Flannigan, M. D.; Wotton, B. M.; de Groot, W. J.; Turetsky, M. R.

2009-05-01

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Variations of 18O/ 16O in plants from temperate peat bogs (Switzerland): implications for paleoclimatic studies  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Despite the great potential of peat bogs as climatic archives, to date only few studies have focused on the climatic controls on cellulose isotopic composition in modern bog plants. This study attempts to calibrate plant-climate relationships by sampling a set of modern plant species (both vascular plants and mosses) and bog surface waters along an altitude transect in Switzerland. Isotopic analyses of water samples show that the ? 18O-values of surface bog waters follow the trend of precipitation despite significant scatter in the data set. Detailed sampling of surface waters within one bog shows that ? 18O-values vary widely and are closely related to the micro-topography of the bog surface. More enriched 18O/ 16O ratios in water samples collected from small raised hummocks than the ones collected from hollows are documented in both horizontal and vertical profiles. A ? 18O-?D plot indicates that the process leading to the isotopic enrichment of the uppermost surface waters is evaporation, greater above Sphagnum covered hummocks than above open pools. To investigate the implications of such high variability of source water for plant ?-cellulose ? 18O-values, a detailed study of both surface water and ?-cellulose ? 18O-values within one site is conducted. The large ? 18O variability observed in surface waters is found to be considerably smoothed in ?-cellulose (by a factor of 5-10 depending on the plant species). This indicates that the water used by plant photosynthetic processes reflects the isotopic composition of the average annual precipitation. This points to a source water level for plants of a few decimeters where the variations are smaller than at the air-water interface. The response of the ?-cellulose ? 18O to the environmental gradient along the altitude transect varies considerably from species to species. For most of the species studied, the ? 18O-values decrease with altitude, following the trends of ? 18O-values in precipitation and in surface water samples. Some species, the cotton sedge Eriophorum vaginatum and the moss Sphagnum capillifolium, show statistically significant ? 18O relationships to an altitude of -1.8‰/km and -2.9‰/km respectively. However, some other plant species, Calluna vulgaris, Vaccinium uliginosum, Andromeda poliflora, Carex pauciflora, Sphagnum cuspidatum and Sphagnum magellanicum, do not, or only partially, reflect changes in climatic parameters associated with an altitude increase. Furthermore, changes in relative humidity, which are not correlated with altitude, are found to explain a large part of the variability in ? 18O-values for the sedge Carex pauciflora and the moss Sphagnum cuspidatum. Therefore, this study confirms the importance of species-specific studies when interpreting 18O/ 16O ratios of macrofossils along a fossil peat sequence as a record of past climate changes. Our study allows to extend the mechanistic model that isotopically links source water and cellulose to the physiological specificities of sedges and mosses. A comparison of the modeled and calculated net biological fractionation factors for Eriophorum vaginatum and Sphagnum capillifolium reveals that these two species appear to have a more homogeneous leaf reservoir than trees.

Ménot-Combes, Guillemette; Burns, Stephen J.; Leuenberger, Markus

2002-09-01

183

Bacillus acidicola sp. nov., a novel mesophilic, acidophilic species isolated from acidic Sphagnum peat bogs in Wisconsin  

Microsoft Academic Search

A mesophilic, acidophilic, spore-forming bacterium, strain 105-2T, was isolated from an acidic Sphagnum peat bog in Wisconsin, USA. Strain 105-2T has 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity to Bacillus sporothermodurans DSM 10599T and Bacillus oleronius DSM 9356T of 97?4 and 97?8%, respectively. The primary lipoquinone is MK-7 and the major fatty acids are 15:0 iso, 15:0 anteiso and 17:0 anteiso. The

Richard A. Albert

2005-01-01

184

The Saprotrophic Bacterial Complex in the Raised Peat Bogs of Western Siberia  

Microsoft Academic Search

The population density of bacteria in peat deposits along the landscape profile of the Vasyugan Marsh has been found to be as high as tens of millions of CFU\\/g peat. The abundance and diversity of bacteria increased with depth within the peat deposit, correlating with an increasing level of peat degradation. Variations in these parameters with depth and season were

A. V. Golovchenko; Yu. V. Sannikova; T. G. Dobrovol’skaya; D. G. Zvyagintsev

2005-01-01

185

Geology and recognition criteria for sandstone uranium deposits in mixed fluvial-shallow marine sedimentary sequences, South Texas. Final report  

SciTech Connect

Uranium deposits in the South Texas Uranium Region are classical roll-type deposits that formed at the margin of tongues of altered sandstone by the encroachment of oxidizing, uraniferous solutions into reduced aquifers containing pyrite and, in a few cases, carbonaceous plant material. Many of the uranium deposits in South Texas are dissimilar from the roll fronts of the Wyoming basins. The host sands for many of the deposits contain essentially no carbonaceous plant material, only abundant disseminated pyrite. Many of the deposits do not occur at the margin of altered (ferric oxide-bearing) sandstone tongues but rather occur entirely within reduced, pyurite-bearing sandstone. The abundance of pyrite within the sands probably reflects the introduction of H/sub 2/S up along faults from hydrocarbon accumulations at depth. Such introductions before ore formation prepared the sands for roll-front development, whereas post-ore introductions produced re-reduction of portions of the altered tongue, leaving the deposit suspended in reduced sandstone. Evidence from three deposits suggests that ore formation was not accompanied by the introduction of significant amounts of H/sub 2/S.

Adams, S.S.; Smith, R.B.

1981-01-01

186

Holocene vegetation and climate change recorded in alpine bog sediments from the Borreguiles de la Virgen, Sierra Nevada, southern Spain  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

High-resolution pollen and magnetic susceptibility (MS) analyses have been carried out on a sediment core taken from a high-elevation alpine bog area located in Sierra Nevada, southern Spain. The earliest part of the record, from 8200 to about 7000 cal yr BP, is characterized by the highest abundance of arboreal pollen and Pediastrum, indicating the warmest and wettest conditions in the area at that time. The pollen record shows a progressive aridification since 7000 cal yr BP that occurred in two steps, first shown by a decrease in Pinus, replaced by Poaceae from 7000 to 4600 cal yr BP and then by Cyperaceae, Artemisia and Amaranthaceae from 4600 to 1200 cal yr BP. Pediastrum also decreased progressively and totally disappeared at ca. 3000 yr ago. The progressive aridification is punctuated by periodically enhanced drought at ca. 6500, 5200 and 4000 cal yr BP that coincide in timing and duration with well-known dry events in the Mediterranean and other areas. Since 1200 cal yr BP, several changes are observed in the vegetation that probably indicate the high-impact of humans in the Sierra Nevada, with pasturing leading to nutrient enrichment and eutrophication of the bog, Pinus reforestation and Olea cultivation at lower elevations.

Jiménez-Moreno, Gonzalo; Anderson, R. Scott

2012-01-01

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Geostatistical analysis of the spatial variation of the ash reserves in the litter of bog birch forests in Western Siberia  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A typological series of native Betula pubescens Ehrh. dendrocenoses along the channel of a river crossing a bog was studied. The variability of the mineral element reserves is described by geostatistical methods as the sum of a trend, autocorrelation, and random components. The contribution of deterministic and random components has been assessed in the years with average precipitation and in the year of 2007 with high and long-term flooding. The empirical variograms and the parameters of the model variograms are presented. The class of the spatial correlation of the ash reserves is described. A primary cause of the ash content's variability is the specific water regime, which is determined by the following: (i) the abundance and duration of the spring floods responsible for the silt mass brought by the river and (ii) the draining effect of the intrabog river, the distance from which provided the formation in the forest of the ground cover with the specific species composition and ash content. The falloff of the arboreal layer in the bog birch forests formed the fundamental mineral background of the litter.

Efremova, T. T.; Sekretenko, O. P.; Avrova, A. F.; Efremov, S. P.

2013-01-01

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Carbon and Nitrogen Isotope Variation in Sphagnum from Peat Bogs in the Midwestern Us: Implications for Holocene Climate Reconstruction  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A peat core taken from near the center of Minden Bog in Michigan, representing about 3500 years of accumulation was previously analyzed for plant macrofossils, colorimetric humification, and testate amoebae to yield three independent climate proxies. The data show the site to be sensitive to bog water table fluctuations and suggest that this may be related to regional climatic changes. We analyzed the carbon and nitrogen isotopes and the carbon-nitrogen ratios in the bulk peat samples and determined that the changes in these isotopes and ratios can be attributed to one or more of the following: (1) changes in the relative abundance of vegetation taxa in the site, (2) changes in the metabolism that impact isotope ratios in the vegetation contributing to the bulk organic, and (3) selective preservation and regeneration of specific organic compounds within the bulk organic matter. We analyzed the carbon and nitrogen isotopes and the carbon-nitrogen ratios in a specific taxum, Sphagnum, to differentiate between these mechanisms and relate the record to water level and climate in the region.

Wong, D.; Paytan, A.; Jackson, S. T.

2009-12-01

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Biogeochemical indicators of peatland degradation - a case study of a temperate bog in northern Germany  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Peatlands store a great proportion of the global soil carbon pool and can loose carbon via the atmosphere due to degradation. In Germany, most of the greenhouse gas emissions from organic soils are attributed to sites managed as grassland. Here we investigated a land-use gradient from near-natural wetland (NW) to an extensively managed (GE) to an intensively managed grassland site (GI), all formed in the same bog complex in northern Germany. Vertical depth profiles of ?13C, ?15N, ash content, C/N ratio, bulk density, as well as radiocarbon ages were studied to identify peat degradation and to calculate carbon loss. At all sites, including the near-natural site, ?13C depth profiles indicate aerobic decomposition in the upper horizons. Depth profiles of ?15Ndiffered significantly between sites with increasing ?15N values in the top layers with increasing intensity of use, indicating that the peat is more decomposed. At both grassland sites, the ash content peaked within the first centimeter. In the near-natural site, ash contents were highest in 10-60 cm depth. This indicates that not only the managed grasslands, but also the near-natural site, is influenced by anthropogenic activities, most likely due to the drainage of the surrounding area. However, we found very young peat material in the first centimeter of the NW, indicating recent peat growth. The NW site accumulates carbon today even though it is and probably was influenced by anthropogenic activities in the past indicated by ?13C and ash content depth profiles. Based on the enrichment of ash content and changes in bulk density, we calculated carbon loss from these sites in retrograde. As expected land use intensification leads to a higher carbon loss which is supported by the higher peat ages at the intensive managed grassland site. All investigated biogeochemical parameters together indicate degradation of peat due to (i) conversion to grassland, (ii) historical drainage as well as recent development and (iii) land use intensification.

Krüger, J. P.; Leifeld, J.; Glatzel, S.; Szidat, S.; Alewell, C.

2014-12-01

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Rhodoblastus sphagnicola sp. nov., a novel acidophilic purple non-sulfur bacterium from Sphagnum peat bog.  

PubMed

An isolate of purple non-sulfur bacteria was obtained from an acidic Sphagnum peat bog and designated strain RS(T). The colour of cell suspensions of this bacterium growing in the light under anaerobic conditions is purplish red. Cells of strain RS(T) are rod-shaped, 0.8-1.0 microm wide and 2.0-6.0 microm long, motile by means of polar flagella, reproduce by budding and have a tendency to form rosette-like clusters in older cultures. The cells contain lamellar intracytoplasmic membranes underlying, and parallel to, the cytoplasmic membrane. The photosynthetic pigments are bacteriochlorophyll a and carotenoids; the absorption spectrum of living cells shows maxima at 377, 463, 492, 527, 592, 806 and 867 nm. The cells grow photoheterotrophically under anaerobic or microaerobic conditions with various organic carbon sources or grow photolithoautotrophically with H(2) and CO(2). Strain RS(T) is a moderately acidophilic organism exhibiting growth at pH values between 4.8 and 7.0 (with an optimum at pH 5.2-5.5). The major fatty acids are 16 : 1omega7c and 18 : 1omega7c; the major quinones are Q-10 and Q-9. The DNA G + C content of strain RS(T) is 62.6 mol%. Analysis of the 16S rRNA gene sequence revealed that the novel isolate is most closely related (97.3 % sequence similarity) to the type strain ATCC 25092(T) of the moderately acidophilic purple non-sulfur bacterium Rhodoblastus acidophilus, formerly named Rhodopseudomonas acidophila. However, in contrast to Rbl. acidophilus, strain RS(T) is not capable of aerobic growth in the dark, has no spirilloxanthin among the carotenoids and differs in the pattern of substrate utilization. The value for DNA-DNA hybridization between strain RS(T) and Rbl. acidophilus ATCC 25092(T) is only 22 %. Thus, strain RS(T) represents a novel species of the genus Rhodoblastus, for which the name Rhodoblastus sphagnicola sp. nov. is proposed. Strain RS(T) (=DSM 16996(T) = VKM B-2361(T)) is the type strain. PMID:16738120

Kulichevskaya, Irina S; Guzev, Vladimir S; Gorlenko, Vladimir M; Liesack, Werner; Dedysh, Svetlana N

2006-06-01

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Evidence for Multiple Holocene Marine Impact Events: Ejecta in a Bog Core  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In a core from Tamarack Pond (a former bog) in the Hudson Highlands of New York, we found two layers containing marine microfossils. Because carbon rich sediments can be bioturbated over 20 cm depths, we give the layer thicknesses as 20 cm. The first layer is at 332-354 cm depth. It contains a radiolarian with a splashed on coating of Fe-Cr-Ni metal. It also contains a benthonic foraminiferal fossil. The second layer is at 432-454 cm depth. The second layer contains a degraded radiolarian fossil, a silicate with a splashed on coating of Fe-Cr-Ni metal, a carbon rich spherule containing Fe-Cr-Ni metal, and a grain of titanomagnetite with multiple craters. It also contains organic matter with Sn in it. As Tamarack Pond is quite far from the ocean, the marine fossils in the cores are unlikely to be windblown debris of Holocene age. A benthonic foraminifera is particularly unlikely to be blown by the wind. This conclusion is strengthened by the observation that the splashed on coating of Fe-Cr-Ni metal occurs in chondritic relative abundances with Fe>Cr>Ni. In grains with a thick layer of splashed metal, the Ni is sufficiently abundant to produce 3 distinct Ni peaks in the X-ray analysis. Such a high abundance of Ni coupled with chondritic relative abundances suggests that the Fe-Cr- Ni splash is derived from the vaporization of an extraterrestrial impactor. If we assume that the sedimentation rate of the Tamarack Pond core is the same as that of a previously dated core from nearby Sutherland Pond, the two layers have an uncorrected C-14 age of around 900-1200 B.C. for the layer at 332-354 cm and 2100 to 2400 B.C. for the layer at 432-454 cm. Both ages have a rough correspondence with times of climate downturn recorded in tree ring data (1159 and 2354 B.C.). These climate downturns cannot be explained by volcanic eruptions and are proposed to be cosmogenic in origin[1]. The older layer also corresponds in components to a previously studied circa 2350 B.C. impact ejecta layer[2]. [1]. Baillie, M., 1999, Exodus to Arthur: Catastrophic Encounters with Comets: London, UK, B. T. Batsford, 272 p. [2]. Courty, M.-A. et al. , 2006, Geoph. Res. Abs., vol. 8, A-01812.

Abbott, D. H.; Courty, M.; Breger, D.; Costa, S.; Gerard-Little, P.; Burckle, L.; Pekar, S.

2006-12-01

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Altitude or slope position - gaseous carbon cycling on UK blanket peat bogs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Blanket peat accounts for 87% of Britain's total peatlands and represents one of the UK's largest terrestrial carbon stores. For peatlands to accumulate carbon the net ecosystem exchange of CO2 (NEE) must be negative with respect to the atmosphere. Unlike many other peatlands, upland blanket peat bogs in the UK are draped across hillsides and so it could be that both altitude and slope position are significant controls upon the magnitude and direction of NEE. The role that altitude and slope position play on NEE in upland blanket peat is poorly constrained on a local scale. Thus a hillslope transect was set up to measure how the gaseous exchange of CO2 varies across altitude and with slope position. The slope-transect consisted of 4 sites, in the English Peak District, with three replicates per site. The transect spanned the entire margin of peat occurrence on the hillside, from the summit (447m ASL) to the lowest occurrence of peat at (378m ASL). The sites were positioned to sample each of the distinct points of the variation in slope from the flat top, to the point of slope steepening, to the point of slope leveling to the final flattening out of the slope. Each site was located in Calluna vulgaris of similar age and in the same growth phase (degenerate). Data were gathered for a year in order to sample a complete seasonal cycle. The results of analysis by ANOVA showed that altitudinal effects were either not present or so small as to be masked by other effects. However both NER and GPP seemed to be linked to slope position. ANOVA and post hoc Tukey testing showed that only the site on the point of slope steepening was significantly different to the other sites with NER being 47% higher and GPP being 63% greater than the average of the other sites. But the elevated rates of GPP and NER cancelled each other out resulting in a non-significant 3% greater rate of overall NEE from the point of slope steepening. Another slope position effect observed was that of hill foot shading. This created markedly less variable readings than on the hill top sites, with the coefficients of variation being 70%, 40% and 36% greater on the hill top sites than hill foot sites for NEE, NER and GPP respectively. This suggests shading provides a more stable environment leading to more a spatially uniform gaseous carbon cycle within a single vegetation type.

Dixon, Simon; Rowson, James; Worrall, Fred

2010-05-01

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Study of speciation and size fractionation of trace element between soil solution, bog, river and lake within a boreal watershed (North Karelia, NW Russia) using fractional filtration  

Microsoft Academic Search

This work is aimed at studying the evolution of migration forms of true dissolved compounds and colloidal entities using an integrated approach of molecular mass distribution and differences in the association of trace elements (TE) with organic matter (OM) or Fe colloids in the system soil water-bog-river-lake. Characterization of TE speciation with colloids during TE migration from the site of

Svetlana M. Ilina; Sergey A. Lapitsky; Yuriy V. Alekhin; Oleg S. Pokrovsky; Jerome Viers

2010-01-01

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Dinitrogen (C 2 H 2 ) fixation in relation to nitrogen fertilization of grey alder [ Alnus incana (L.) Moench.] plantations in a peat bog  

Microsoft Academic Search

Nitrogenase activity was measured in young grey alder plantations in a peat bog in central Sweden. The stands were treated in three ways: (1) daily irrigation during the growing season with a complete nutrient solution, including N; (2) application of bark ash or wood ash before planting; and (3) fertilization every second year with solid PK fertilizers. Acetylene reduction assays

L. Rytter; A. S. Arveby; U. Granhall

1991-01-01

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UNDERGRADUATE CC CoSRGE CoSFP UCC COD FCM FCSA BOG CCHE Add New Major/ Program of Study X X X X X X X  

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UNDERGRADUATE CC CoSRGE CoSFP UCC COD FCM FCSA BOG CCHE Add New Major/ Program of Study X X X X X XSFP=Committee on Strategic and Financial Planning UCC = University Curriculum Committee COD = Council of Deans FCM = Faculty

Collett Jr., Jeffrey L.

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Tephrostratigraphy arid chronology of the Kaipo Lagoon, an 11,500 year-old montane peat bog in Urewera National Park, New Zealand  

Microsoft Academic Search

Eleven well-preserved Holocene tephras occur interbedded with peat in the Kaipo Lagoon bog in Urewera National Park, North Island. They are identified chiefly by their field appearance, stratigraphy, and ferromagnesian mineralogy. Glass shards from one tephra (Hinemaiaia) were analysed by electron microprobe.The tephras originate from the Taupo, Okataina, and Tongariro Volcanic Centres and, from youngest to oldest, are: Kaharoa Ash,

David J. Lowe; Alan G. Hogg

1986-01-01

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Decline and localized extinction of a major raised bog species across the British Isles: evidence for associated land-use intensification  

Microsoft Academic Search

The decline of S. austinii Sull. Ex Aust. (formerly S. imbricatum Hornsch. Ex Russ. ssp. austinii Sull. Abstract: The decline of S. austinii Sull. represents one of the most striking vegetation Russ. ssp. on the raised Ex Aust.), in most cases to local extinction, represents one of the most striking vegetation changes on the raised bogs of Britain and Northwest

P. D. M. Hughes; S. H. Lomas-Clarke; J. Schulz; K. E. Barber

2008-01-01

198

Cation-exchange capacity and galacturonic acid content of several species of sphagnum in Sandy Ridge Bog, central New York State  

Microsoft Academic Search

A very high correlation between the cation-exchange capacity and the content of galacturonic acid was found in eight species of sphagnum from Sandy Ridge Bog, in central New York State. An equally high correlation exists between the cation-exchange capacity and the optimum elevation for growth, measured in height above the water table.

Ann M. Spearing

1972-01-01

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Carbon dioxide flux and net primary production of a boreal treed bog: responses to warming and water table manipulations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Mid-latitude treed bogs are significant carbon (C) stocks and are highly sensitive to global climate change. In a dry continental treed bog, we compared three sites; control, recent (1-3 years; experimental) and older drained (10-13 years; drained) with water levels at 38, 74 and 120 cm below the surface, respectively. At each site we measured carbon dioxide (CO2) fluxes and tree root respiration (Rr) (across hummock-hollow microtopography of the forest floor) and net primary production (NPP) of trees during the growing seasons (May to October) of 2011-2013. The carbon (C) balance was calculated by adding net CO2 exchange of the forest floor (NEff-Rr) to the NPP of the trees. From cooler and wetter 2011 to driest and warmest 2013, The control site was a~C sink of 92, 70 and 76 g m-2, experimental site was a C source of 14, 57 and 135 g m-2, and drained site was a progressively smaller source of 26, 23 and 13 g m-2, respectively. Although all microforms at the experimental site had large net CO2 emissions, the longer-term drainage and deeper water level at the drained site resulted in the replacement of mosses with vascular plants (shrubs) at the hummocks and lichens at the hollows leading to the highest CO2 uptake at drained hummocks and significant losses at hollows. The tree NPP was highest at the drained site. We also quantified the impact of climatic warming at all water table treatments by equipping additional plots with open-top chambers (OTCs) that caused a passive warming on average of ∼1 °C and differential air warming of ∼6 °C (at mid-day full sun) across the study years. Warming significantly enhanced the shrub growth and CO2 sink function of the drained hummocks (exceeding the cumulative respiration losses at hollows induced by the lowered water level × warming). There was an interaction of water level with warming across hummocks that resulted in largest net CO2 uptake at warmed drained hummocks. Thus in 2013, the warming treatment enhanced the sink function of control by 13 g m-2, reduced the source function of experimental by 10 g m-2, and significantly enhanced the sink function of the drained site by 73 g m-2. Therefore, drying and warming in continental bogs is expected to initially accelerate C losses via respiration but persistent drought and warming is expected to restore the peatland's original C sink function as a result of transitional shift of vegetation between the microforms and increased NPP of trees over time.

Munir, T. M.; Perkins, M.; Kaing, E.; Strack, M.

2014-09-01

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Microbial Community Structure and Activity Linked to Contrasting Biogeochemical Gradients in Bog and Fen Environments of the Glacial Lake Agassiz Peatland  

PubMed Central

The abundances, compositions, and activities of microbial communities were investigated at bog and fen sites in the Glacial Lake Agassiz Peatland of northwestern Minnesota. These sites contrast in the reactivity of dissolved organic matter (DOM) and the presence or absence of groundwater inputs. Microbial community composition was characterized using pyrosequencing and clone library construction of phylogenetic marker genes. Microbial distribution patterns were linked to pH, concentrations of dissolved organic carbon and nitrogen, C/N ratios, optical properties of DOM, and activities of laccase and peroxidase enzymes. Both bacterial and archaeal richness and rRNA gene abundance were >2 times higher on average in the fen than in the bog, in agreement with a higher pH, labile DOM content, and enhanced enzyme activities in the fen. Fungi were equivalent to an average of 1.4% of total prokaryotes in gene abundance assayed by quantitative PCR. Results revealed statistically distinct spatial patterns between bacterial and fungal communities. Fungal distribution did not covary with pH and DOM optical properties and was vertically stratified, with a prevalence of Ascomycota and Basidiomycota near the surface and much higher representation of Zygomycota in the subsurface. In contrast, bacterial community composition largely varied between environments, with the bog dominated by Acidobacteria (61% of total sequences), while the Firmicutes (52%) dominated in the fen. Acetoclastic Methanosarcinales showed a much higher relative abundance in the bog, in contrast to the dominance of diverse hydrogenotrophic methanogens in the fen. This is the first quantitative and compositional analysis of three microbial domains in peatlands and demonstrates that the microbial abundance, diversity, and activity parallel with the pronounced differences in environmental variables between bog and fen sites. PMID:22843538

Lin, X.; Green, S.; Tfaily, M. M.; Prakash, O.; Konstantinidis, K. T.; Corbett, J. E.; Chanton, J. P.; Cooper, W. T.

2012-01-01

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CH4 production via CO2 reduction in a temperate bog - A source of (C-13)-depleted CH4  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The paper reports measurements, taken over two annual cycles, of the flux and delta(C-13) of CH4 released from an acidic peat bog located in the foothills of the Cascade Range in Washington state, U.S. Measurements of the rate of aceticlastic methanogenesis and CO2 reduction in peat soil, using (C-14)-labeled acetate and sodium bicarbonate, show that acetate was not an important CH4 precursor and that CO2 reduction could account for all of the CH4 production. The in situ kinetic isotope effect for CO2 reduction, calculated using the delta-(C-13) of soil water CO2 and CH4 flux, was 0.932 +/- 0.007.

Lansdown, J. M.; Quay, P. D.; King, S. L.

1992-01-01

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Bacillus acidicola sp. nov., a novel mesophilic, acidophilic species isolated from acidic Sphagnum peat bogs in Wisconsin.  

PubMed

A mesophilic, acidophilic, spore-forming bacterium, strain 105-2(T), was isolated from an acidic Sphagnum peat bog in Wisconsin, USA. Strain 105-2(T) has 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity to Bacillus sporothermodurans DSM 10599(T) and Bacillus oleronius DSM 9356(T) of 97.4 and 97.8%, respectively. The primary lipoquinone is MK-7 and the major fatty acids are 15:0 iso, 15:0 anteiso and 17:0 anteiso. The predominant polar lipids were found to be diphosphatidylglycerol, phosphatidylglycerol, phosphatidylethanolamine and a glycolipid. The DNA G+C content was found to be 43.2 mol%. The phenotypic, chemotaxonomic and molecular analyses identified strain 105-2(T) as a novel Bacillus species, for which the name Bacillus acidicola is proposed. The type strain is 105-2(T) (=DSM 14745(T)=ATCC BAA-366(T)=NRRL B-23453(T)). PMID:16166720

Albert, Richard A; Archambault, Julieta; Rosselló-Mora, Ramón; Tindall, Brian J; Matheny, Mike

2005-09-01

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Are Bogs Reservoirs for Emerging Disease Vectors? Evaluation of Culicoides Populations in the Hautes Fagnes Nature Reserve (Belgium)  

PubMed Central

Several species of Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) biting midges serve as biological vectors for the bluetongue virus (BTV) and the recently described Schmallenberg virus (SBV) in northern Europe. Since their recent emergence in this part of the continent, these diseases have caused considerable economic losses to the sheep and cattle industries. Much data is now available that describe the distribution, population dynamics, and feeding habits of these insects. However, little is known regarding the presence of Culicoides in unusual habitats such as peaty marshes, nor their potential vector capacity. This study evaluated Culicoides biting midges present in the bogs of a Belgian nature reserve compared to those residing at a nearby cattle farm. Culicoides were trapped in 2011 at four different sites (broadleaved and coniferous forested areas, open environments, and at a scientific station) located in the Hautes Fagnes Nature Reserve (Belgium). An additional light trap was operated on a nearby cattle farm. Very high numbers of biting midges were captured in the marshy area and most of them (70 to 95%) were Culicoides impunctatus, a potential vector of BTV and other pathogens. In addition, fewer numbers of C. obsoletus/C. scoticus species, C. chiopterus, and C. dewulfi were observed in the bogs compared to the farm. The wet environment and oligotrophic nature of the soil were probably responsible for these changes in the respective populations. A total of 297,808 Culicoides midges belonging to 27 species were identified during this study and 3 of these species (C. sphagnumensis, C. clintoni and C. comosioculatus) were described in Belgium for the first time. PMID:23799137

Zimmer, Jean-Yves; Smeets, François; Simonon, Grégory; Fagot, Jean; Haubruge, Eric; Francis, Frédéric; Losson, Bertrand

2013-01-01

204

Deposit Collectors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Informal lending and savings institutions exist around the world, and often include regular door-to-door deposit collection of cash. Some banks have adopted similar services in order to expand access to banking services in areas that lack physical branches. Using a randomized control trial, we investigate determinants of participation in a deposit collection service and evaluate the impact of offering the

Nava Ashraf; Dean Karlan; Wesley Yin

2006-01-01

205

How well do environmental archives of atmospheric mercury deposition in the Arctic reproduce rates and trends depicted by atmospheric models and measurements?  

PubMed

This review compares the reconstruction of atmospheric Hg deposition rates and historical trends over recent decades in the Arctic, inferred from Hg profiles in natural archives such as lake and marine sediments, peat bogs and glacial firn (permanent snowpack), against those predicted by three state-of-the-art atmospheric models based on global Hg emission inventories from 1990 onwards. Model veracity was first tested against atmospheric Hg measurements. Most of the natural archive and atmospheric data came from the Canadian-Greenland sectors of the Arctic, whereas spatial coverage was poor in other regions. In general, for the Canadian-Greenland Arctic, models provided good agreement with atmospheric gaseous elemental Hg (GEM) concentrations and trends measured instrumentally. However, there are few instrumented deposition data with which to test the model estimates of Hg deposition, and these data suggest models over-estimated deposition fluxes under Arctic conditions. Reconstructed GEM data from glacial firn on Greenland Summit showed the best agreement with the known decline in global Hg emissions after about 1980, and were corroborated by archived aerosol filter data from Resolute, Nunavut. The relatively stable or slowly declining firn and model GEM trends after 1990 were also corroborated by real-time instrument measurements at Alert, Nunavut, after 1995. However, Hg fluxes and trends in northern Canadian lake sediments and a southern Greenland peat bog did not exhibit good agreement with model predictions of atmospheric deposition since 1990, the Greenland firn GEM record, direct GEM measurements, or trends in global emissions since 1980. Various explanations are proposed to account for these discrepancies between atmosphere and archives, including problems with the accuracy of archive chronologies, climate-driven changes in Hg transfer rates from air to catchments, waters and subsequently into sediments, and post-depositional diagenesis in peat bogs. However, no general consensus in the scientific community has been achieved. PMID:23506852

Goodsite, M E; Outridge, P M; Christensen, J H; Dastoor, A; Muir, D; Travnikov, O; Wilson, S

2013-05-01

206

The influence of past and present hydrological conditions onSphagnum recolonization and succession in a block-cut bog, Québec  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study of an abandoned cutover bog aims to understand the processes controlling moisture conditions that have led to distinct spatial patterns of Sphagnum recolonization, and also how substrate conditions may have changed since abandonment and the implications for plant establishment. Two (unreplicated) symmetrical 12 ð 3Ð 5m 2 quadrats either side of the centre-line of a block-cut trench were

Jonathan S. Price; Grant S. Whitehead

2004-01-01

207

CH 4 production, oxidation and emission in a U.K. ombrotrophic peat bog: Influence of SO 4 2? from acid rain  

Microsoft Academic Search

Factors influencing the rates of production and emission of CH4, CH4 oxidation and rates of SO42? reduction, were measured in the peat of an ombrotrophic bog in New Galloway, Scotland. Vertical concentration profiles of CH4 and O2 showed that the water table essentially represented the oxic-anoxic boundary in the peat. This boundary was usually at the surface in the case

David B. Nedwell; Andrea Watson

1995-01-01

208

Demographic and genetic status of an isolated population of bog turtles ( Glyptemys muhlenbergii ): implications for managing small populations of long-lived animals  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study, we sought to determine the population stability and genetic diversity of one isolated population of the federally-threatened\\u000a bog turtle (Glyptemys muhlenbergii) in North Carolina. Using capture–recapture data, we estimated adult survival and population growth rate from 1992 to 2007.\\u000a We found that the population decreased from an estimated 36 adult turtles in 1994 to approximately 11 adult

Shannon E. Pittman; Timothy L. King; Søren Faurby; Michael E. Dorcas

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Dissolved carbon and nitrogen quantity and quality at natural, drained and re-wetted bog sites in Lower Saxony (Germany)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

5 % of Germany's land area is covered with peatlands. Due to the large carbon and nitrogen stocks, changes in peatland hydrology for agricultural use have a huge impact on C and N cycling in the peatland and on the export to the atmosphere and adjacent ecosystems. Nonetheless, only a few studies focussed on the impact of drainage and re-wetting on C and N cycling in German raised bogs. Four study sites in the "Ahlenmoor" near Cuxhaven (Northwestern Germany) were chosen. This bog has a deep, medium to weakly decomposed peat layer. The sites represent a gradient of the groundwater level combined with land use differences (intensive and extensive grassland, natural site, re-wetted peat-cutting area). The mean annual groundwater level decreases from the natural and re-wetted sites (near surface) to the extensive grassland (30 cm below surface) and, finally, the intensive grassland (56 cm). The "Peeper" technique (dialysis sampler) was used to measure soil water chemistry in a high spatial resolution. At each site, three peepers (0-60 cm, 12 chambers each) collected soil water samples via diffusion. Monthly sampling was conducted from February 2012 till November 2012. The soil water solution was analysed for pH, EC, dissolved organic carbon (DOC), dissolved organic nitrogen (DON), NH4+, NO3- and SUVA(280). Samples taken in November 2012 were additionally analysed for dissolved CO2, CH4 and N2O. Average DOC concentrations ranged from 211 to 41 mg/L and decreased in order intensive > extensive grassland > re-wetted = natural site. After 10 years of restoration, the re-wetted and the natural site show similar DOC concentrations. Average SUVA(280) values of 3.7 to 3.3 L/(mg m) were higher at the grassland sites than at the re-wetted and the natural site. This indicates a distinct increase in aromaticity of DOC in grassland sites as a result of more intense humification of the upper peat layer. In contrast to mineral soils, SUVA(280) remained constant with depth at our sites. Total nitrogen decreased in same order as DOC and was mainly composed of DON. NH4+ dominates the inorganic nitrogen fraction. The comparison of peat C/N to DOC/DON ratios indicates that the more degraded upper layer is the main source of carbon and nitrogen in the soil solution. Dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) was mainly measured as dissolved CO2-C (13.6 mg/L), followed by CH4-C (1.7 mg/L). While CH4-C was present over the whole profile at the re-wetted and the natural site, it was missing in the upper 40 cm of the grassland sites. Instead, dissolved N2O-N was found (19.8 µg/L). Especially in natural bogs with low DOC concentrations, DIC may be a relevant part of the carbon budget. Our results show that the groundwater level in combination with land use has a huge impact on C- and N-quality and quantity between sites and within the peat profile, and that re-wetting may result in a return to "natural" DOC concentration levels and properties.

Frank, Stefan; Tiemeyer, Bärbel; Freibauer, Annette

2013-04-01

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Recent organic matter accumulation in relation to some climatic factors in ombrotrophic peat bogs near heavy metal emission sources in Finland  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Accumulation of organic matter (OM) was studied in four ombrotrophic peat bogs in Finland: Harjavalta (vicinity of a Cu-Ni smelter), Outokumpu (near a closed Cu-Ni mine), Alkkia (Ni-treated site) and Hietajärvi (a pristine site). At each sampling site, two peat cores (15 × 15 × 100 cm) were taken. Age-dating of peat was determined using 210Pb method (CRS model). The local annual temperature sum and precipitation for the past 125 years were modeled. The objective was to compare recent net accumulation rates of heavy metal polluted ombrotrophic peat bogs with those of a pristine bog, and to study the relationship between weather and net accumulation rates. Based on 210Pb age-dating, the upper 16-cm peat layer at Harjavalta, 35 cm at Outokumpu and 25 cm at Hietajärvi represents 125 years of peat formation, yielding the following average peat accumulation rates: Harjavalta 1.3 mm year - 1 , Outokumpu 2.8 mm year - 1 and Hietajärvi 2.0 mm year - 1 . At the Alkkia site, the Ni treatment in 1962 had completely stopped the peat accumulation. Net accumulation rates were related to precipitation at Outokumpu, Harjavalta and Hietajärvi sites. In addition, emissions released from the nearby located Cu-Ni smelter could have affected negatively net OM accumulation rate at Harjavalta site.

Ukonmaanaho, L.; Nieminen, T. M.; Rausch, N.; Cheburkin, A.; Le Roux, G.; Shotyk, W.

2006-10-01

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Effects of short-term drying and irrigation on electron flow in mesocosms of a northern bog and an alpine fen.  

PubMed

Methane emissions and element mobility in wetlands are controlled by soil moisture and redox conditions. We manipulated soil moisture by weekly drying and irrigation of mesocosms of peat from a bog and iron and sulfur rich fen. Water table changed more strongly in the decomposed fen peat ( approximately 11 cm) than in the fibric bog peat ( approximately 5 cm), where impacts on redox processes were larger due to larger change in air filled porosity. Methanogenesis was partly decoupled from acetogenesis and acetate accumulated up to 5.6 mmol L(-1) in the fen peat after sulfate was depleted. Irrigation and drying led to rapid redox-cycles with sulfate, hydrogen sulfide, nitrate, and methane being produced and consumed on the scale of days, contributing substantially to the total electron flow and suggesting short-term resilience of the microbial community to intermittent aeration. Anaerobic CO2 production was partly balanced by methanogenesis (0-34%), acetate fermentation (0-86%), and sulfate reduction (1-30%) in the bog peat. In the fen peat unknown electron acceptors and aerenchymatic oxygen influx apparently drove respiration. The results suggest that regular rainfall and subsequent drying may lead to local oxidation-reduction cycles that substantially influence electron flow in electron acceptor poor wetlands. PMID:20039737

Deppe, Marianna; McKnight, Diane M; Blodau, Christian

2010-01-01

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The Brenner Moor - A saline bog as a source for halogenated and non-halogenated volatile compounds  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Brenner Moor is a small bog in the catchment area of the river Trave located in Schleswig-Holstein, North Germany, between Baltic and North Sea. The bog is fed by several saline springs with chloride concentrations up to 15 g/L. The high chloride concentrations and the high organic content of the peat make the Brenner Moor an ideal source for the abiotic formation of volatile organic halogenated compounds (VOX). VOX play an important role in the photochemical processes of the lower atmosphere and information on the atmospheric input from saline soils like the Brenner Moor will help to understand the global fluxes of VOX. Soil samples were taken in spring 2011 from several locations and depths in the vicinity of the Brenner Moor. The samples were freeze-dried, ground and incubated in water emphasising an abiotic character for the formation of volatile organic compounds. 1,2-dichloroethane and trichloromethane are the main halogenated compounds emitted from soils of the Brenner Moor. The abiotic formation of trichloromethane as well as other trihalomethanes has been part of intensive studies. A well known source is the decarboxylation of trichloroacetic acid and trichloroacetyl-containing compounds to trichloromethane [1]. Huber et al. discovered another pathway in which catechol, as a model compound for organic substances, is oxidised under Fenton-like conditions with iron(III), hydrogen peroxide and halides to form trihalomethanes [2]. Besides the halogenated compounds, the formation of sulphur compounds such as dimethyl sulfide and dimethyl disulfide and several furan derivatives could be detected which also have an impact on atmospheric chemistry, especially particle formation of clouds. Furan, methylfuran and dimethylfuran are compounds that can be obtained under Fenton-like oxidation from catechol, methyl- and dimethylcatechol and are known to be produced in natural soils [3]. A novel class of furan derivatives that are formed under abiotic conditions from the soils of the Brenner Moor contain an extended alkane chain at the number 2' position of the furan ring, namely the ethyl-, propyl-, and butylfurans. High concentrations of oxalic acid in the soil samples verify the oxidative character of the abiotic formation of the here named compounds. This study shows that atmospherically relevant organic compounds such as 1,2-dichloroethane, trichloromethane and the furan derivates do not always have an anthropogenic origin but can be formed under natural oxidative conditions. [1] Laturnus et al., 2005, Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res., 12, 1-2. [2] Huber et al., 2009, Environ. Sci. Technol., 43 (13), 4934-4939. [3] Huber et al., 2010, Environ. Sci. Technol., 44 (15), 5799-5804.

Krause, T.; Studenroth, S.; Furchner, M.; Hoffman, A.; Lippe, S.; Kotte, K.; Schöler, H. F.

2012-04-01

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Biochemical processes of oligotrophic peat deposits of Vasyugan Mire  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The problem of peat and mire ecosystems functioning and their rational use is the main problem of biosphere study. This problem also refers to forecasting of biosphere changes results which are global and anthropogenic. According to many scientists' research the portion of mires in earth carbon balance is about 15% of world's stock. The aim of this study is to investigate biochemical processes in oligotrophic deposits in North-eastern part of Vasyugan Mire. The investigations were made on the territory of scientific-research ground (56Ë? 03´ and 56Ë? 57´ NL, 82Ë? 22´ and 82Ë? 42´ EL). It is situated between two rivers Bakchar and Iksa (in outskirts of the village Polynyanka, Bakchar region, Tomsk oblast). Evolution of investigated mire massif began with the domination of eutrophic phytocenosis - Filicinae, then sedge. Later transfer into oligotrophic phase was accompanied by formation of meter high-moor peat deposit. The age of three-meter peat deposit reaches four thousand years. Biochemical processes of carbon cycle cover the whole peat deposit, but the process activity and its direction in different layers are defined by genesis and duration of peat formation. So, the number of cellulose-fermenting aerobes in researched peat deposits ranges from 16.8 to 75.5 million CFU/g, and anaerobic bacteria from 9.6 to 48.6 million CFU/g. The high number of aerobes is characteristic for high water levels, organizing by raised bog peats. Their number decreases along the profile in 1.7 - 2 times. The number of microflora in peat deposit is defined by the position in the landscape profile (different geneses), by the depth, by hydrothermic conditions of years and individual months. But microflora activity shows along all depth of peat deposit. We found the same in the process of studying of micromycete complex structure. There was revealed either active component micromycete complex - mycelium, or inert one - spores in a meter layer of peat deposit. If mushrooms spores are observed in all deposit layers, mycelium of mushrooms deepens into the peat deposit (to 2 meters) within the limits of aerobic (meter) zone and only in particular months of dry years. The existence of seasonal dynamics of eukaryotic cells, and also capability of yeast and other groups of micromycetes for growth, testifies about vital activity of a number of eukaryotic cells at a depth of 2 meters. Researched peat deposits are biochemically active along the whole profile. But they are different in a microflora number of individual physiological groups either in items of the landscape, or in deposit depth. The largest quantity of aerobic cellulose-fermenting microorganisms is marked during dry years. Anaerobic cellulose-fermenting microorganisms dominate during wet years. The quantity of microbe biomass increases in bottom lifts of peat deposits. This fact testifies about viable condition of microbe complex at depth. The formation process of carbon dioxide in peat deposits of Vasyugan Mire actively occurs during dry years and is defined by hydrothermic conditions of a meter layer of peat deposit. The intensity of CO2 isolation for certain correlates with the temperature in horizon of 0 - 50 sm. and with bog waters level. The study of gas composition for the three years showed that the largest concentration of carbon dioxide in peat soils is marked along the whole profile during a dryer year (0.08 - 2.65 millimole/l), increasing other years' level in about 1.5 0 2 times. Emission of carbon dioxide in peat

Inisheva, L. I.; Sergeeva, M. A.

2009-04-01

214

Determination of the organic carbon content in bog and river waters of the taiga zone based on their optical density  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Based on the data of long-term studies of bog and river waters in the taiga zone of Western Siberia, highly significant linear regression models for the relationships between the organic matter content and optical density of the water were developed. The parameters of the relationships obtained are proposed to be used for the determination of the water-soluble carbon content. The inclusion only of the optical density values into the calculated formulas makes them convenient for practical application. Regression models were developed on the basis of the data on determining the carbon content using the bichromate method, which is widely used in soil and hydrochemical studies. The calculated method forms prerequisites for the operational monitoring of the water-soluble organic substances, since the obtained results can be comparable with the earlier published data on the carbon content determined by the same method. These regression models seem to also be suitable for the determination of the organic carbon in the water extracts of organic soils.

Efremova, T. T.; Sekretenko, O. P.; Efremov, S. P.

2014-08-01

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The structure of the microbial communities in low-moor and high-moor peat bogs of Tomsk oblast  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The number, structure, and physical state of the microbial communities in high-moor and low-moor peat bogs were compared. Distinct differences in these characteristics were revealed. The microbial biomass in the high-moor peat exceeded that in the low-moor peat by 2-9 times. Fungi predominated in the high-moor peat, whereas bacteria were the dominant microorganisms in the low-moor peat. The micromycetal complexes of the high-moor peat were characterized by a high portion of dark-colored representatives; the complexes of the low-moor peat were dominated by fast-growing fungi. The species of the Penicillum genus were dominant in the high-moor peat; the species of Trichoderma were abundant in the low-moor peat. In the former, the bacteria were distinguished as minor components; in the latter, they predominated in the saprotrophic bacterial complex. In the high-moor peat, the microorganisms were represented by bacilli, while, in the low-moor peat, by cytophages, myxobacteria, and actinobacteria. The different physiological states of the bacteria in the studied objects reflecting the duration of the lag phase and the readiness of the metabolic system to consume different substrates were demonstrated for the first time. The relationships between the trophic characteristics of bacterial habitats and the capacity of the bacteria to consume substrates were established.

Dobrovol'skaya, T. G.; Golovchenko, A. V.; Kukharenko, O. S.; Yakushev, A. V.; Semenova, T. A.; Inisheva, L. A.

2012-03-01

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Deposition Equipment  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a description for a learning module from Maricopa Advanced Technology Education Center. This PDF describes the module; access may be purchased by visiting the MATEC website. Use this module to develop your learners' ability to control deposition equipment operations. The activities are adaptable to cleanroom or laboratory, and employ the Applied Materials Precision 5000 as a prototypical CVD tool. The module takes learners through a review of the deposition process, an introduction to the systems and subsystems of a CVD tool, and through an entire operations cycle from recipe interpretation through process control of inputs/outputs.

2012-12-21

217

Elevated Nitrogen Deposition from Alberta Oil Sands Development Stimulates Phosphatase Activity in Dominant Sphagnum Moss Species  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Emissions of NOx associated with Alberta oil sands (AOS) development are leading to locally elevated atmospheric N deposition, in a region where background N deposition has been historically quite low (< 1 kg/ha/yr). This elevated N deposition has the potential to alter the ecosystem structure and function of nutrient-poor boreal peatlands. Nitrogen enrichment may alter soil microbial activity, which could be manifested in changes in extracellular enzyme activities. Since 2011, we have been experimentally adding N as NH4NO3 in simulated precipitation at 0, 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 kg N ha/yr/ plus no-water controls to a boreal bog and a poor fen (3 replicate plots per treatment). In 2013, acid phosphatase activities in living plant capitulum of Sphagnum angustifolium, Sphagnum fuscum, and Sphagnum magellanicum were quantified in June and July using 4-methyumbelliferylphosphate and fluorescence detection of the enzymatically released methylumbelliferone (MUF). Phosphatase activities did not differ with N treatment for S. angustifolium in the bog (p=0.3409) or the poor fen (p=0.0629), or for S. fuscum in the bog (p=0.1950), averaging 35.0 × 0.7, 61.6 × 1.2, and 41.6 × 0.9 ?mol MUF/g DWT/hr, respectively. For S. fuscum in the poor fen, phosphatase activities differed between N treatments (p=0.0275), ranging 40.6 × 1.1 ?mol MUF/g DWT/hr in the control plots to 73.7 × 2.0 ?mol MUF/g DWT/hr in the 5 kg/ha/yr N treatment plots; increasing N deposition did not result in a gradual change in enzyme activity. On the other hand, S. magellanicum phosphatase activities differed between N treatments (p=0.0189) and showed a pattern of generally increasing activity with increasing N deposition (37.4 × 0.5 ?mol MUF/g DWT/hr in control plots; 97.9 × 4.5 ?mol MUF/g DWT/hr in the 25 kg/ha/yr N treatment plots). The differing phosphatase responses between these dominant Sphagnum species suggest unique differences in nutrient balance and/or microbial activity. Combining the three moss species and weighting by their abundances within each plot (percent cover), phosphatase activities differed between N treatments in the bog (p=0.0388) and the poor fen (p=0.0005), with the latter exhibiting a clear increase in enzyme activity with increasing N deposition, and a doubling of phosphatase activity between the control plots and the 25 kg/kg/yr N deposition treatment. Although the three moss species responded differently, at the plot scale, increasing N deposition stimulated phosphatase activity, suggesting that microbial enzyme activity in peat is sensitive to increasing N deposition from oil sands development, with potential consequences for peatland nutrient cycling.

Kashi, N. N.; Wieder, R.; Vile, M. A.

2013-12-01

218

Lake and Bog Sediment Records of Holocene Climate and Glacier Variability in the Cordillera Vilcabamba of Southern Peru  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Records of past fluctuations in climatically sensitive tropical glaciers are among the best indicators of regional paleoclimatic trends and forcings. However, continuous sediment records in this region remain limited, particularly during the Holocene. Here we present the first continuous records of glacier activity in the Cordillera Vilcabamba (13°20'S) of southern Peru from lake and bog sediment cores in stratigraphic contact with 10Be-dated moraines. Completed analyses include sediment lithostratigraphy, magnetic susceptibility, and biogenic silica, in conjunction with AMS radiocarbon dates on charcoal. Carbon measurements, bulk density, and bulk sedimentation rates are used to derive a record of clastic sediment flux that serves as a proxy indicator of former glacier activity. Visually distinct sedimentological variations, magnetic susceptibility peaks, and radiocarbon dates were correlated among adjacent cores to construct one composite record representative of each coring site. Three composite cores are presented: two from the Rio Blanco valley and one from the Yanama valley. Sediment records from these two glaciated valleys suggest a series of environmental changes during the last ~12,000 calendar years BP. Clastic sediment flux trends are broadly consistent with published evidence that the early to middle Holocene was relatively warm and arid in the southern Peruvian Andes. An episode of high clastic flux in the late Holocene may reflect enhanced glacial activity in response to the onset of cooler and wetter conditions. A prominent peak in magnetic susceptibility at 1660 cal yr BP is present in all composite cores and serves as a chronostratigraphic marker. In addition, our new basal radiocarbon ages place limits on the cosmogenic 10Be production rate in the high Andes, suggesting the cosmogenic 10Be production rate is considerably lower than previously published estimates.

Schweinsberg, A.; Licciardi, J. M.; Rodbell, D. T.; Stansell, N.

2013-12-01

219

The influence of past and present hydrological conditions on Sphagnum recolonization and succession in a block-cut bog, Québec  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study of an abandoned cutover bog aims to understand the processes controlling moisture conditions that have led to distinct spatial patterns of Sphagnum recolonization, and also how substrate conditions may have changed since abandonment and the implications for plant establishment. Two (unreplicated) symmetrical 12 × 3.5 m2 quadrats either side of the centre-line of a block-cut trench were treated by removing all recolonized vegetation, including Sphagnum, from one quadrat (REMOV), examining Sphagnum-covered (SPHAG) peat in the other, and bare peat (BARE) in both. Average volumetric soil moisture contents in the peat (2 cm below the surface) of the SPHAG and REMOV substrates were similar (86%), but greater than in BARE peat (78%). In a location not manipulated for this experiment, where Sphagnum cushions have re-established on bare cutover peat, beneath the cushions was 5-14% greater than in bare cutover peat directly adjacent to it, indicating that cushions can regulate local substrate water storage, and benefit from it during periods of increased water demand. This may have assisted in the lateral expansion of Sphagnum. A loosely structured 0.5 to 1.0 cm thick organic litter layer (chiefly Ericaceae) overlying the BARE peat substrate slowed the rate of drying of bare peat in a laboratory sample. The laboratory tests found the capillary fringe to be up to 26 cm above the water table. The dry conditions and the larger pore structure of this litter layer hindered upward capillary flow and, therefore, plant water availability. In (occluded) ditches and low areas, the capillary fringe remained within 5 cm of the surface, and these locations supported the most complete Sphagnum cover. In slightly higher areas, where the capillary fringe was about 20 cm below the surface, and because of the leaf litter, capillary water supply to the surface is sufficiently restricted to limit Sphagnum recolonization. These locations may have to await lateral expansion of Sphagnum cushions to achieve a full cover.

Price, Jonathan S.; Whitehead, Grant S.

2004-02-01

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Atmospheric mercury deposition recorded in an ombrotrophic peat core from Xiaoxing'an Mountain, Northeast China  

SciTech Connect

The historical mercury accumulation rates (Hg AR) resulting from atmospheric deposition to Xiaoxing'an Mountain were determined via analysis of {sup 210}Pb- and {sup 14}C-dated cores up to 5000 years old. Natural Hg AR background, pre-industrial Hg AR and maximum industrial Hg AR in Northeast China were 2.2 {+-}1.0 {mu}g/m{sup 2}/yr for 5100-4500 BP, 5.7 {mu}g/m{sup 2}/yr and 112.4 {mu}g/m{sup 2}/yr, respectively. We assumed that the increase in Hg deposition in the Xiaoxing'an mountain area during industrial time was mainly attributed to local anthropogenic emissions around this peat bog.

Tang, Shunlin, E-mail: tangshunlin@vip.gyig.ac.cn [Institute of Resources and Environment, Henan Polytechnic University, Jiaozuo, Henan province (China) [Institute of Resources and Environment, Henan Polytechnic University, Jiaozuo, Henan province (China); State Key laboratory of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Science, Guiyang (China); Huang, Zhongwei; Liu, Jun; Yang, Zaichan [Institute of Resources and Environment, Henan Polytechnic University, Jiaozuo, Henan province (China)] [Institute of Resources and Environment, Henan Polytechnic University, Jiaozuo, Henan province (China); Lin, Qinhua [State Key laboratory of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Science, Guiyang (China)] [State Key laboratory of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Science, Guiyang (China)

2012-10-15

221

Demographic and genetic status of an isolated population of bog turtles (Glyptemys muhlenbergii): Implications for managing small populations of long-lived animals  

USGS Publications Warehouse

In this study, we sought to determine the population stability and genetic diversity of one isolated population of the federally-threatened bog turtle (Glyptemys muhlenbergii) in North Carolina. Using capture-recapture data, we estimated adult survival and population growth rate from 1992 to 2007. We found that the population decreased from an estimated 36 adult turtles in 1994 to approximately 11 adult turtles in 2007. We found a constant adult survival of 0. 893 (SE = 0. 018, 95% confidence interval, 0. 853-0. 924) between 1992 and 2007. Using 18 microsatellite markers, we compared the genetic status of this population with five other bog turtle populations. The target population displayed allelic richness (4. 8 ?? 0. 5) and observed heterozygosity (0. 619 ?? 0. 064) within the range of the other bog turtle populations. Coalescent analysis of population growth rate, effective population size, and timing of population structuring event also indicated the genetics of the target population were comparable to the other populations studied. Estimates of effective population size were a proportion of the census size in all populations except the target population, in which the effective population size was larger than the census size (30 turtles vs. 11 turtles). We attribute the high genetic diversity in the target population to the presence of multiple generations of old turtles. This study illustrates that the demographic status of populations of long-lived species may not be reflected genetically if a decline occurred recently. Consequently, the genetic integrity of populations of long-lived animals experiencing rapid demographic bottlenecks may be preserved through conservation efforts effective in addressing demographic problems. ?? 2011 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.

Pittman, S.E.; King, T.L.; Faurby, S.; Dorcas, M.E.

2011-01-01

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Larvy motýl? (Lepidoptera) vytvá?ející listové smotky na vlochyni (Vaccinium uliginosum L.) v rámci ekologického gradientu na šumavských rašeliništích Leaf-spinning moths (Lepidoptera) feeding on Vaccinium uliginosum L. along an ecological gradient of the Šumava peat bogs  

Microsoft Academic Search

The leaf-spinning moths (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae, Gelechiidae, Chimabachidae and Geometridae) asso- ciated with the boreal plant Vaccinium uliginosum L. were investigated in two different peat bogs (Mrtvý Luh near Volary and Chalupská Sla? near Borová Lada). During four years (1998-2001) of collecting leaf spinnings, 19 species of moths were recorded from both peat bogs. The occurrence of moths was structured along

Karel Spitzer

223

Comment on "Soil CO2, CH4 and N2O fluxes from an afforested lowland raised peat bog in Scotland: implications for drainage and restoration" by Yamulki et al. (2013)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Yamulki and co-authors address in their recent publication the important issue of net emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from peatlands where land use conversion has taken place. In their case, they studied conversion to forestry versus peatland restoration after a first rotation of plantation forestry. They monitored soil-derived fluxes of carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) using opaque chamber measurements on planted and unplanted control treatments (with or without drainage), and an unplanted plot within a restored (felled) block on former lowland raised bog. They propose that their measurements of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at these sites suggest that the total net GHG emissions, in 100 yr carbon dioxide equivalents, of the restored peat bog would be higher than that of the peat bog with trees. We believe there are a number of issues with the measurement, calculation and comparison of these greenhouse budgets that may invalidate this conclusion.

Artz, R. R. E.; Chapman, S. J.; Saunders, M.; Evans, C. D.; Matthews, R. B.

2013-11-01

224

Seasonality of atmospheric nitrogen deposition at a semi-natural peatland site  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Large areas of natural peat bogs in Northwestern Germany have been converted to arable land and are characterised by decades of draining and peat cutting. Our study site - a semi-natural raised bog - is one of only very few remaining protected peatland areas. However, it is surrounded by highly fertilized agricultural land and poultry farms. In this study, we use a combined approach of independent methods to quantify seasonal variations of atmospheric nitrogen deposition most likely originated from agricultural practices. Concentrations and fluxes of ammonia and its atmospheric reactants are measured by a KAPS-denuder system integrated over one-week periods. Additionally, total nitrogen input from the atmosphere into a soil-plant model ecosystem is investigated by a 15N dilution method called 'Integrated Total Nitrogen Input' (ITNI). With this approach, we aim to allocate atmospheric nitrogen after its uptake by the ecosystem in aboveground biomass, roots and soil. First results from April to November 2011 show average ammonia concentrations ranging from 0.9 to 13.0 ?g m-3. A first maximum of 8.8 ?g m-3 could be observed in spring followed by relatively stable concentrations (mean: 3.7 ?g m-3) in summer. Autumn ammonia concentrations reached a second peak of 13.0 ?g m-3. By now, winter concentrations tend to be lower than those during the rest of the measuring period. Using the KAPS-denuder system within a gradient setup, deposition of ammonia was found to be between 0.08 to 0.25 kg NH3-N ha-1 week-1. The proportion of concentrations and fluxes of other N compounds such as HNO3, aerosol NH4 and NO3 was usually around 20 % of total measured nitrogen. During the first months of investigation, we found a total dry N deposition of about 5.4 kg ha-1. Extrapolation of data to one year amounts approximately to 9 kg ha-1 yr1. Our results suggest that the intensive agricultural land management of surrounding areas most likely leads to increasing N input into the protected peatland area. The critical load for this nutrient-poor ecosystem might be exceeded and a future change in vegetation and hydrology is expected. Key words: nitrogen deposition, raised bog, 15N isotopes, KAPS denuder

Hurkuck, M.; Brümmer, C.; Kutsch, W. L.

2012-04-01

225

Pool patterning in a northern peatland using near surface geophysics: the role of glacial deposition  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The potential role of stratigraphy and lithology on the processes leading to pool formation were examined in Caribou Bog, a 2200-hectare peatland in central Maine. The area is surrounded by esker deposit outcrops from the Katahdin system, that extends 150 km from central Maine to the coast (orientated approximately N-S), and is dominated by sharp-crested eskers with poorly sorted sand, gravel and boulders. A combination of hydrogeophysical techniques were used to examine the correlation between pool location within the bog and subsurface stratigraphy and lithology that included: ground penetrating radar (GPR), electrical resistivity, EM-31, hydrological measurements and direct sampling. Previous studies in the area showed certain correspondence between elevated mineral soil surfaces (interpreted as buried eskers) and pool location. The work presented here expands upon our previous results by including a wider array of measurements to better constrain that correspondence. Hydrological measurements showed spatial correlation between stronger downward hydraulic gradients and proximity to the esker crests. Geophysical data along the pool area consistently showed two buried esker crests with dipping and undulating bedding, collapse structures and presence of boulders in sediment. A conceptual model for pool development that accounts for the initial (e.g. heterogeneous peat growth due to local enhanced decomposition) and final stages (e.g. lateral spreading) of pool development is proposed based on these findings.

Comas, X.; Slater, L.; Reeve, A.; Nolan, J.; Jol, H.

2008-05-01

226

Emission of CO2 from the surface of oligotrophic bogs with due account for their microrelief in the southern taiga of European Russia  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The results of studying the carbon dioxide fluxes from the soil's surface during three years taking into account the microrelief are summarized. More precise estimates were obtained for the annual CO2 emission from the oligotrophic peat bogs differing in vegetation and waterlogging in the southern taiga of European Russia. The maximum differences in the rates of the CO2 emission related to the microrelief elements are characteristic of the treeless ridge-pool complex, where the hollows (without vegetation) emitted CO2 twice less than the flat areas and thrice less than the hummocks. In the forest bogs, the differences related to the microrelief were significantly lower. In the areas with the ridge-pool microrelief, the weighted average (for 3 years) CO2 emission was 436 g C/m2 per year; in the better drained natural dwarf shrub-cotton grass-sphagnum pine forest, 930; and in the drained pine forest, 1292 g C/m2 per year. The share of the CO2 amount emitted in the cold period (November-April) amounted to 10% of its annual flux from the peat soils of the ridge-pool complex and 17 and 24%, respectively, in the natural and drained pine forests.

Glukhova, T. V.; Vompersky, S. E.; Kovalev, A. G.

2013-12-01

227

Groundwater flow with energy transport and water-ice phase change: Numerical simulations, benchmarks, and application to freezing in peat bogs  

USGS Publications Warehouse

In northern peatlands, subsurface ice formation is an important process that can control heat transport, groundwater flow, and biological activity. Temperature was measured over one and a half years in a vertical profile in the Red Lake Bog, Minnesota. To successfully simulate the transport of heat within the peat profile, the U.S. Geological Survey's SUTRA computer code was modified. The modified code simulates fully saturated, coupled porewater-energy transport, with freezing and melting porewater, and includes proportional heat capacity and thermal conductivity of water and ice, decreasing matrix permeability due to ice formation, and latent heat. The model is verified by correctly simulating the Lunardini analytical solution for ice formation in a porous medium with a mixed ice-water zone. The modified SUTRA model correctly simulates the temperature and ice distributions in the peat bog. Two possible benchmark problems for groundwater and energy transport with ice formation and melting are proposed that may be used by other researchers for code comparison. ?? 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

McKenzie, J.M.; Voss, C.I.; Siegel, D.I.

2007-01-01

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Holocene climate dynamics in the Eastern Italian Alps: a multi-proxy study from ice and peat bogs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Eastern Italian Alps are located near one of the areas in the world with some of the longest records of extreme environmental use by human activity. In this area, paleo-climate studies are hampered by the lack of high-resolution multi-proxy records with adequate chronological control. With this project, we propose to reconstruct Holocene climatic and environmental variations in the Eastern Italian Alps using terrestrial and glaciological archives. We aim to study the characteristics of different climate stages in this sector of the Alps using an ice core drilled on the top of the Ortles glacier (46°30' N, 10°32 E, 3850 m a.s.l.) and ombrotrophic peat bog records from the Dolomites (Danta di Cadore, 46°34' N, 12°33 E, 1400 m a.s.l. and Coltrondo 46°39'28.37''N 12°26'59.17''E, 1800 m a.s.l., Belluno province). The study of global climatic change require a holistic and multi-proxy approach to better understand several complex and often non-linear relationships. In the Italian Alps our study on peat cores represents the first attempt where a multi-proxy approach is applied, and here we report our first results. A 7.0 m peat sequence was extracted in Danta di Cadore. The depth-age scale, based upon independent 14C and 210Pb dates and modeled with the Clam method (Blaauw, 2010), demonstrates that the archive covers more than 13,200 years (cal BP). We determined physical proprieties, Ca and Ti trends, pore water pH, conductivity, and Ca/Mg ratios to identify changes in trophic conditions. The results confirm that the uppermost 400 cm are composed of ombrotrophic peat representing the longest Eastern Alpine ombrotrophic record yet obtained, covering the last 7,000 years. The oldest radiocarbon age (13,200 years cal BP) provides evidence that, during the Bölling-Alleröd interstadial, the upper part of the Piave Glacier was ice-free up to 1400 m a.s.l.. At that time pollen assemblages show that a conifer forest characterized the local vegetation. This forest was then affected by the climatic cooling of the Younger Dryas, which caused an opening of the vegetation. The climatic amelioration occurring at the onset of the Holocene favored the local expansion of warmth-demanding species. X-ray Fluorescence Core Scanner (XRF-CS) analysis was applied for the first time on Eastern Alpine peat sequences. XRF-CS signals were calibrated with ICP-MS, showing very high correlation and demonstrating that the XRF-CS technique provides reliable quantitative data. Results provide information about geochemical processes occurring in the bog. The impact of mining activity was also evaluated. Concentration levels and enrichment factors (EFs) of several trace elements such as Pb, Ag and Cd correspond to the historical data about mining activities in the Cadore region. Lead isotopes ratios were measured to identify natural and anthropogenic sources of Pb emissions. Results show an increase of Pb deriving from fuel combustion over the last decades that gradually overlie the impacts of mining activity. The decreasing 206Pb/207Pb trend reached its minimum value of 1.153 in the 1990s and then increased again. In these years, Italy started to follow EU rules to limit global pollutants in the atmosphere, and finally banned leaded fuels in 2002. Both 206Pb/207Pb ratio and Pb fluxes show a particular event between 1975 and 1980: this behavior is characteristic of the ILE (Isotopic Lead Experiment), a large-scale isotopic tracer experiment which was carried out in the Piedmont region (N-W Italy). This multi-proxy approach that integrates, using new chronological insights, chemical physical and biological features of the core, improves our understanding of Eastern Alpine Holocene climate, helping to delineate biotic and abiotic responses to climate dynamics during the present interglacial. Blaauw, M. 2010. Methods and code for 'classical' age modeling of radiocarbon sequences. Quarternary Geochronology, 5: 512-518.

Poto, Luisa; Gabrieli, Jacopo; Segnana, Michela; Festi, Daniela; Oeggl, Klaus; Barbante, Carlo

2014-05-01

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Pesticides in Surface Water, Bed Sediment, and Ground Water Adjacent to Commercial Cranberry Bogs, Lac du Flambeau Reservation, Vilas County, Wisconsin  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Pesticides commonly used on cranberries were detected in lakes, lake-bed sediment, and ground water of the Lac du Flambeau Reservation, Wisconsin adjacent to commercial cranberry bogs. Additionally, pesticides not typically used on cranberries were also detected. In water samples from Little Trout and the Corn Lakes, which are adjacent to commercial cranberry bogs, five targeted pesticides commonly used on cranberries (2,4-D, carbaryl, diazinon, napropamide, and norflurazon) were detected. No targeted pesticides were detected in Ike Walton Lake (the reference lake), which is not adjacent to commercial cranberry bogs. The non-targeted pesticide atrazine (not commonly used on cranberries) was detected in all lakes during all sample periods, with precipitation the likely source. Non-targeted pesticides metolachlor and oryzalin were also detected in samples from Ike Walton and the Corn Lake, but the sources are not apparent. Pesticide concentrations measured in lake samples were far below levels considered lethal to fish. In samples from the Trout River, which is used as a source of water to maintain lake levels in the Corn Lakes, the only pesticides detected were the non-targeted compounds atrazine and deethyl atrazine, indicating it was not a source of targeted compounds detected in the Corn Lakes. Only two pesticides (chlorpyrifos and metolachlor) were detected in bed-sediment samples collected from the lakes; chlorpyrifos from Little Trout Lake and metolachlor from the Corn Lakes. Four pesticides (the targeted compounds napropamide and norflurazon and the non-targeted compounds atrazine and deethyl atrazine) were detected in ground-water samples from two of four sampled monitor wells. The highest ground-water concentrations (up to 0.14 ?g/L napropamide and 0.56 ?g/L norflurazon) were measured in samples from the monitoring well located directly downgradient from the Corn Lakes and commercial cranberry operations. No pesticides were detected in samples from the reference well located upgradient from the Corn Lakes and cranberry operations. Further study is needed to identify additional pesticides as well as chronic effects on aquatic organisms to determine whether cranberry-related pesticides affect the lake ecosystems of the Lac du Flambeau Reservation.

Saad, David A.

2005-01-01

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Climate change reduces the capacity of northern peatlands to absorb the atmospheric carbon dioxide: The different responses of bogs and fens  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

carbon (C) storage of northern peatlands is equivalent to ~34-46% of the ~795 T g C currently held in the atmosphere as CO2. Most studies report that northern peatlands are a sink of between 20 and 60 g CO2-C m-2 yr-1. Since peatland hydrology and biogeochemistry are very closely related to climate, there is concern whether northern peatlands will continue to function as C sinks with climate change. We used a coupled land surface scheme and peatland C model, called CLASS3W-MWM, to examine the sensitivity of peatland C to climate change. Based on the data available to constrain our model, we simulated the C dynamics of the Mer Bleue (MB) bog in eastern Canada and the Degerö Stormyr (DS) poor fen in northern Sweden for four Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) climate change scenarios, i.e., A1B, A2, B1, and Commit, over four time periods, i.e., present day, 2030, 2060, and 2100. When the simulated future C fluxes were compared to the baseline fluxes under the present climate conditions, we found that fens were much more sensitive to climate change than bogs. Gross primary production (GPP) at MB significantly increased by 4-44% up to 2100 for all scenarios except Commit. GPP at DS significantly decreased by 34-39% for A1B and A2, and slightly increased by 6-10% for B1 and Commit. Total ecosystem respiration (TER) significantly increased by 7-57% for MB and 4-34% for DS up to 2100 for all scenarios except Commit. Net ecosystem production (NEP), therefore, significantly decreased. The bog, however, was still a C sink up to 2100, though much reduced, but the fen switched to a C source for A1B and A2 scenarios. Additional experiments where we climatically transplanted the study peatlands or forced vegetation changes when the fen became too dry showed similar but less dramatic results as the standard runs. Our results indicate that northern peatlands should be included in the C-coupled climate model to fully understand the response of C cycling in terrestrial ecosystems to climate change and to reduce the uncertainties for projecting the future climate.

Wu, Jianghua; Roulet, Nigel T.

2014-10-01

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Uranium deposits of Canada  

SciTech Connect

Topics covered in this book include: the history, early Aphebian conglomerate-hosted deposits; proterozoic deposits hosted by folded, metamorphosed rocks; Hudsonion classical vein deposits, Saskatchewan unconformity-associated and sedimentary-hosted deposits of Helikian age; other Helikian unconformity-associated and sedimentary-hosted rocks; and Phanerozoic deposits.

Evans, E.L.

1986-01-01

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76 FR 21265 - Interest on Deposits; Deposit Insurance Coverage  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION 12 CFR Parts 329 and 330 RIN 3064-AD78 Interest on Deposits; Deposit Insurance Coverage AGENCY: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). ACTION: Notice...

2011-04-15

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Health assessment for Bog Creek Farm Site (BCFS) National Priorities List (NPL) site, Howell Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey, Region 2. CERCLIS No. NJD063157150. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The Bog Creek Farm Site, located in a rural area of Howell Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey, is on the National Priorities List. In 1973 and 1974, various wastes were reportedly dumped at the site, including lacquer thinners, paint solvents and resins, disinfectants, animal carcasses, and residential debris. Sampling and analysis of on-site and off-site ground water, surface water, and sediments and of on-site waste and soil revealed several contaminants, primarily volatile organic compounds (VOCs), semi-volatile organic compounds, and heavy metals. Site contamination appears to be greatest immediately adjacent to an on-site waste-disposal trench. A potential public health threat exists from dermal absorption, ingestion, or inhalation of contamination from ground water, surface water, sediment, waste, and soil.

Not Available

1989-04-10

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Peat bog wildfire smoke exposure in rural North Carolina is associated with Cardiopulmonary emergency department visits assessed through syndromic surveillance  

EPA Science Inventory

Background: In June 2008 burning deposits of peat produced haze and air pollution far in excess of National Ambient Air Quality Standards, encroaching on rural communities of eastern North Carolina (NC). While the association of mortality and morbidity with exposure to urban air ...

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Peat Bog Wildfire Smoke Exposure in Rural North Carolina Is Associated with Cardio-Pulmonary Emergency Department Visits  

EPA Science Inventory

In June 2008 burning deposits of peat produced haze and air pollution far in excess of National Ambient Air Quality Standards, encroaching on rural communities of eastern North Carolina (NC). While the association of mortality and morbidity with exposure to urban air pollution i...

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Effects of experimental nitrogen deposition on peatland carbon pools and fluxes: a modelling analysis  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Nitrogen (N) pollution of peatlands alters their carbon (C) balances, yet long-term effects and controls are poorly understood. We applied the model PEATBOG to explore impacts of long-term nitrogen (N) fertilization on C cycling in an ombrotrophic bog. Simulations of summer gross ecosystem production (GEP), ecosystem respiration (ER) and net ecosystem exchange (NEE) were evaluated against 8 years of observations and extrapolated for 80 years to identify potential effects of N fertilization and factors influencing model behaviour. The model successfully simulated moss decline and raised GEP, ER and NEE on fertilized plots. GEP was systematically overestimated in the model compared to the field data due to factors that can be related to differences in vegetation distribution (e.g. shrubs vs. graminoid vegetation) and to high tolerance of vascular plants to N deposition in the model. Model performance regarding the 8-year response of GEP and NEE to N input was improved by introducing an N content threshold shifting the response of photosynthetic capacity (GEPmax) to N content in shrubs and graminoids from positive to negative at high N contents. Such changes also eliminated the competitive advantages of vascular species and led to resilience of mosses in the long-term. Regardless of the large changes of C fluxes over the short-term, the simulated GEP, ER and NEE after 80 years depended on whether a graminoid- or shrub-dominated system evolved. When the peatland remained shrub-Sphagnum-dominated, it shifted to a C source after only 10 years of fertilization at 6.4 g N m-2 yr-1, whereas this was not the case when it became graminoid-dominated. The modelling results thus highlight the importance of ecosystem adaptation and reaction of plant functional types to N deposition, when predicting the future C balance of N-polluted cool temperate bogs.

Wu, Y.; Blodau, C.; Moore, T. R.; Bubier, J.; Juutinen, S.; Larmola, T.

2015-01-01

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Deposition head for laser  

DOEpatents

A deposition head for use as a part of apparatus for forming articles from materials in particulate form in which the materials are melted by a laser beam and deposited at points along a tool path to form an article of the desired shape and dimensions. The deposition head delivers the laser beam and powder to a deposition zone, which is formed at the tip of the deposition head. A controller comprised of a digital computer directs movement of the deposition zone along the tool path and provides control signals to adjust apparatus functions, such as the speed at which the deposition head moves along the tool path.

Lewis, Gary K. (Los Alamos, NM); Less, Richard M. (Los Alamos, NM)

1999-01-01

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Atmospheric deposition and isotope biogeochemistry of zinc in ombrotrophic peat  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Zinc isotope ratios were measured in the top sections of dated ombrotrophic peat cores in Finland to investigate their potential as proxies for atmospheric sources and to constrain post depositional processes affecting the geochemical record. The peat deposits were located in Hietajärvi, a background site well away from any point pollution source and representing 'background' conditions, in Outokumpu, next to a mining site, and in Harjavalta, next to a smelter. Measured total concentrations, calculated excess concentrations and mass balance considerations suggest that zinc is subjected to important biogeochemical cycling within the peat. Significant isotopic variability was found in all three peat bogs, with heavier zinc in the deeper and lighter zinc in the upper sections. Isotope ratios and concentrations correlated in the two peats located next to dominant point sources, i.e. the smelting and mining site, suggesting that zinc isotopes trace pollution sources. Concentration and isotope peaks were offset from the period of mining and smelting activity, supporting migration of zinc down the profile. The ? 66Zn JMC (where ? 66Zn = [( 66Zn/ 64Zn) sample/( 66Zn/ 64Zn) JMC-standard - 1] × 10 3) of the top section sample at the remote Hietajärvi site was 0.9‰ and we suggest this represents the regional background isotope signature of atmospheric zinc. The deeper sections of the peat cores show isotopically heavier zinc than any potential atmospheric source, indicating that post depositional processes affected the isotopic records. The large variations encountered (up to 1.05‰ for ? 66Zn) and Rayleigh modelling imply that multiple fractionation of zinc during diagenetic alterations occurs and nutrient recycling alone cannot explain the fractionation pattern. We propose that zinc isotopes are amenable to identify different atmospheric zinc sources, including zinc derived from anthropogenic activities such as mining and smelting, but multiple biogeochemical processes seriously affect the record and they need to be evaluated and assessed carefully if zinc isotopes are used in terrestrial paleorecords.

Weiss, Dominik J.; Rausch, Nicole; Mason, Thomas F. D.; Coles, Barry J.; Wilkinson, Jamie J.; Ukonmaanaho, Liisa; Arnold, Tim; Nieminen, Tiina M.

2007-07-01

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Origin and depositional environment of clastic deposits in the Hilo drill hole, Hawaii  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Volcaniclastic units cored at depths of about 87, 164, 178, 226, and 246 m below sea level and carbonate units located between depths of 27 and 53 m below sea level in the Hilo drill core were found to be deposited at or near sea level. Four of these units are hydroclastic deposits, formed when subaerially erupted Mauna Loa lava flows entered the ocean and fragmented to produce quenched, glassy fragments during hydrovolcanic explosions. Ash units 24 and 26, at 178 m depth, accumulated at sea level in a freshwater bog. They contain pyroxenes crystallized from tholeiitic magma that we infer erupted explosively at the summit of Kilauea volcano. Two carbon-rich layers from these ashes have a weighted average radiocarbon age of 38.6 ?? 0.9 ka; the ashes probably correlate with the oldest and thickest part of the Pahala ash. Ash unit 44, at the transition from Mauna Kea to Mauna Loa lava flows, was probably nearly 3.2 m thick and is inferred to be equivalent to the lower thick part of the composite Homelani ash mapped in Hilo and on the flanks of Mauna Kea. The age of this part of Homelani ash is between 128 ?? 33 and 200 ?? 10 ka; it may have erupted subglacially during the Pohakuloa glacial maxima on Mauna Kea. Beach sand units 12 and 22 were derived from nearby Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea lava flows. The middle of beach sand unit 38 was derived mainly from lava erupted near the distal end of the subaerial east rift zone of Kilauea volcano; these sands were transported about 33 km northwest to Hilo Bay by prevailing longshore currents. Combined age, depth, and sea level markers in the core allow us to determine that lava flow recurrence intervals averaged one flow every 4 kyr during the past 86 kyr and one flow every 16 kyr between 86 and 200 ka at the drill site and that major explosive eruptions that deposit thick ash in Hilo have occurred only twice in the last 400 kyr. These recurrence intervals support the moderate lava flow hazard zonation (zone 3) for coastal Hilo previously determined from surficial mapping.

Beeson, M.H.; Clague, D.A.; Lockwood, J.P.

1996-01-01

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Paleontological analysis of a lacustrine carbonaceous uranium deposit at the Anderson mine, Date Creek basin, west-central Arizona (U.S.A.)  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The Tertiary sedimentary sequence of the Date Creek basin area of Arizona is composed principally of intertonguing alluvial-fan and lacustrine deposits. The lacustrine rocks contain large intermediate- to, locally, high-grade uranium deposits that form one of the largest uranium resources in the United States (an estimated 670,000 tons of U3O8 at an average grade of 0.023% is indicated by drilling to date). At the Anderson mine, about 50,000 tons of U3O8 occurs in lacustrine carbonaceous siltstones and mudstones (using a cutoff grade of 0.01%). The Anderson mine constitutes a new class of ore deposit, a lacustrine carbonaceous uranium deposit. Floral and faunal remains at the Anderson mine played a critical role in creating and documenting conditions necessary for uranium mineralization. Organic-rich, uraniferous rocks at the Anderson mine contain plant remains and ostracodes having remarkably detailed preservation of internal features because of infilling by opaline silica. This preservation suggests that the alkaline lake waters in the mine area contained high concentrations of dissolved silica and that silicification occurred rapidly, before compaction or cementation of the enclosing sediment. Uranium coprecipitated with the silica. Thinly laminated, dark-colored, siliceous beds contain centric diatoms preserved with carbonaceous material suggesting that lake waters at the mine were locally deep and anoxic. These alkaline, silica-charged waters and a stagnant, anoxic environment in parts of the lake were necessary conditions for the precipitation of large amounts of uranium in the lake-bottom sediments. Sediments at the Anderson mine contain plant remains and pollen that were derived from diverse vegetative zones suggesting about 1500 m of relief in the area at the time of deposition. The pollen suggests that the valley floor was semiarid and subtropical, whereas nearby mountains supported temperate deciduous forests. ?? 1990.

Otton, J.K.; Bradbury, J.P.; Forester, R.M.; Hanley, J.H.

1990-01-01

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Uraniferous Phosphates: Resource, Security Risk, or Contaminant  

SciTech Connect

The escalation of the price of uranium (U) yellow cake (summer high = $130/0.454 kg (lb) has called into question the continuing availability of sufficient stockpiles and ores to process. As was developed during the years following World War II, the establishment and maintenance of a strategic inventory is a reasonable consideration for today. Therefore, it becomes critical to look at potential secondary resources beyond the classical ore suites now being utilized. The most economically viable future secondary source seems to be the byproducts of the beneficiation of phosphoric acids derived from phosphate ores. Phosphorous (P) is an essential nutrient for plants; its deficiency can result in highly restrictive limitations in crop productivity. Acidic soils in tropical and subtropical regions of the world are often P deficient with high P-sorption (fixation) capacities. To correct this deficiency, efficient water-soluble P fertilizers are required. The use of raw phosphate rocks not only adds phosphate but also its contained contaminants, including uranium to the treated land. Another immediate difficulty is phosphogypsum, the standard byproduct of simple extraction. It, for practical purposes, has been selectively classified as TENORM by regulators. The imposition of these standards presents major current and future disposal and re-utilization problems. Therefore, establishing an economically viable system that allows for uranium byproduct extraction from phosphoric acids is desirable. Such a system would be dependent on yellow cake base price stability, reserve estimates, political conditions, nation-state commitment, and dependence on nuclear energy. The accumulation of yellow cake from the additional extraction process provides a valuable commodity and allows the end acid to be a more environmentally acceptable product. The phosphogypsum already accumulated, as well as that which is in process, will not make a viable component for a radiation disposal devise (RDD). Concern for weapon proliferation by rogue nation states from the byproduct production of yellowcake is an unlikely scenario. To extract the fissile U-235 (0.07%) isotope from the yellowcake (99.3%) requires the erection of a costly major gaseous diffusion or a cascading centrifuge facility. Such a facility would be extremely difficult to mask. Therefore, from a diminished security risk and positive economic and environmental viewpoints, the utilization of a phosphoric acid beneficiation process extracting uranium is desirable. (authors)

LeMone, D.V.; Goodell, Ph.C. [Department of Geological Sciences, University of Texas at El Paso, Texas (United States); Gibbs, S.G. [U. T. Houston School of Public Health, El Paso, Texas (United States); Winston, J.W. [Medical Physicist, Radiological Physics, Inc., El Paso, Texas (United States)

2008-07-01

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Ages of 24 widespread tephras erupted since 30,000 years ago in New Zealand, with re-evaluation of the timing and palaeoclimatic implications of the Lateglacial cool episode recorded at Kaipo bog  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Tephras are important for the NZ-INTIMATE project because they link all three records comprising the composite inter-regional stratotype developed for the New Zealand climate event stratigraphy (NZ-CES). Here we firstly report new calendar ages for 24 widespread marker tephras erupted since 30,000 calendar (cal.) years ago in New Zealand to help facilitate their use as chronostratigraphic dating tools for the NZ-CES and for other palaeoenvironmental and geological applications. The selected tephras comprise 12 rhyolitic tephras from Taupo, nine rhyolitic tephras from Okataina, one peralkaline rhyolitic tephra from Tuhua, and one andesitic tephra each from Tongariro and Egmont/Taranaki volcanic centres. Age models for the tephras were obtained using three methods: (i) 14C-based wiggle-match dating of wood from trees killed by volcanic eruptions (these dates published previously); (ii) flexible depositional modelling of a high-resolution 14C-dated age-depth sequence at Kaipo bog using two Bayesian-based modelling programs, Bacon and OxCal's P_Sequence function, and the IntCal09 data set (with SH offset correction -44 ± 17 yr); and (iii) calibration of 14C ages using OxCal's Tau_Boundary function and the SHCal04 and IntCal09 data sets. Our preferred dates or calibrated ages for the 24 tephras are as follows (youngest to oldest, all mid-point or mean ages of 95% probability ranges): Kaharoa AD 1314 ± 12; Taupo (Unit Y) AD 232 ± 10; Mapara (Unit X) 2059 ± 118 cal. yr BP; Whakaipo (Unit V) 2800 ± 60 cal. yr BP; Waimihia (Unit S) 3401 ± 108 cal. yr BP; Stent (Unit Q) 4322 ± 112 cal. yr BP; Unit K 5111 ± 210 cal. yr BP; Whakatane 5526 ± 145 cal. yr BP; Tuhua 6577 ± 547 cal. yr BP; Mamaku 7940 ± 257 cal. yr BP; Rotoma 9423 ± 120 cal. yr BP; Opepe (Unit E) 9991 ± 160 cal. yr BP; Poronui (Unit C) 11,170 ± 115 cal. yr BP; Karapiti (Unit B) 11,460 ± 172 cal. yr BP; Okupata 11,767 ± 192 cal. yr BP; Konini (bed b) 11,880 ± 183 cal. yr BP; Waiohau 14,009 ± 155 cal. yr BP; Rotorua 15,635 ± 412 cal. yr BP; Rerewhakaaitu 17,496 ± 462 cal. yr BP; Okareka 21,858 ± 290 cal. yr BP; Te Rere 25,171 ± 964 cal. yr BP; Kawakawa/Oruanui 25,358 ± 162 cal. yr BP; Poihipi 28,446 ± 670 cal. yr BP; and Okaia 28,621 ± 1428 cal. yr BP. Secondly, we have re-dated the start and end of the Lateglacial cool episode (climate event NZce-3 in the NZ-CES), previously referred to as the Lateglacial climate reversal, as defined at Kaipo bog in eastern North Island, New Zealand, using both Bacon and OxCal P_Sequence modelling with the IntCal09 data set. The ca 1200-yr-long cool episode, indicated by a lithostratigraphic change in the Kaipo peat sequence to grey mud with lowered carbon content, and a high-resolution pollen-derived cooling signal, began 13,739 ± 125 cal. yr BP and ended 12,550 ± 140 cal. yr BP (mid-point ages of the 95% highest posterior density regions, Bacon modelling). The OxCal modelling, generating almost identical ages, confirmed these ages. The Lateglacial cool episode (ca 13.8-12.6 cal. ka BP) thus overlaps a large part of the entire Antarctic Cold Reversal chronozone (ca 14.1-12.4 cal. ka BP or ca 14.6-12.8 cal. ka BP), and an early part of the Greenland Stadial-1 (Younger Dryas) chronozone (ca 12.9-11.7 cal. ka BP). The timing of the Lateglacial cool episode at Kaipo is broadly consistent with the latitudinal patterns in the Antarctic Cold Reversal signal suggested for the New Zealand archipelago from marine and terrestrial records, and with records from southern South America.

Lowe, David J.; Blaauw, Maarten; Hogg, Alan G.; Newnham, Rewi M.

2013-08-01

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Cascadia Tsunami Deposit Database  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The Cascadia Tsunami Deposit Database contains data on the location and sedimentological properties of tsunami deposits found along the Cascadia margin. Data have been compiled from 52 studies, documenting 59 sites from northern California to Vancouver Island, British Columbia that contain known or potential tsunami deposits. Bibliographical references are provided for all sites included in the database. Cascadia tsunami deposits are usually seen as anomalous sand layers in coastal marsh or lake sediments. The studies cited in the database use numerous criteria based on sedimentary characteristics to distinguish tsunami deposits from sand layers deposited by other processes, such as river flooding and storm surges. Several studies cited in the database contain evidence for more than one tsunami at a site. Data categories include age, thickness, layering, grainsize, and other sedimentological characteristics of Cascadia tsunami deposits. The database documents the variability observed in tsunami deposits found along the Cascadia margin.

Peters, Robert; Jaffe, Bruce; Gelfenbaum, Guy; Peterson, Curt

2003-01-01

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Sampling Tsunami Deposits  

USGS Multimedia Gallery

Dr. Starin Fernanda, Geological Survey & Mines Bureau of Sri Lanka, preparing a trench for sampling of tsunami deposit. Leaves on the surface days or weeks after the tsunami and blanket the sand deposited by the tsunami....

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How much does fluvial dissolved organic carbon export from blanket bogs vary at the regional scale? An example from the Pennine region of Yorkshire, UK  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Often only one or a very small number of stream sampling points are used to infer wider regional export of fluvial carbon from peatlands. However, we suggest that the amount of fluvial carbon being exported varies enormously within regions even when blanket peat is the dominant land cover type. Here we present results from an extensive and comprehensive monitoring project covering blanket peat dominated catchments across the Pennine region of the UK using data from 2006 onwards. Up to the start of January 2014 the dataset contained dissolved organic carbon (DOC) data for approximately 11500 stream water samples (both routine spot samples and storm event samples). The majority of these DOC measurements also have associated UV-Vis absorbance data allowing an insight into the composition of the DOC present, specifically the dominance of humic versus fulvic acids and the degree of aromaticity (SUVA254). Additional data to support interpretation of the regional variability of DOC includes particulate organic carbon, discharge, pH, conductivity and turbidity, water table depth, soil water chemistry and meteorological data. We provide an unparalleled insight into the spatial and temporal variability of DOC in a region of blanket bogs showing how catchment attributes influence fluvial DOC, how there are hotspots of DOC production and how high flow events regulating DOC export and its composition.

Grayson, Richard; Blundell, Antony; Holden, Joseph

2014-05-01

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Evaluations of the TiO2/simulated solar UV degradations of XAD fractions of natural organic matter from a bog lake using size-exclusion chromatography.  

PubMed

This work reports on the changes in compositions of humic acids (HAs) and fulvic acids (FAs) during photocatalytic degradation. The HAs and FAs were obtained from the XAD-resin fractionation of natural-organic matter (NOM) from a bog lake (Lake Hohloh, Black Forest, Germany). Degussa P-25 titanium dioxide (TiO2) in a suspension and a solar UV simulator (batch reactor) were used in the experiments. The photocatalytic degradation of the HAs and FAs were monitored using size-exclusion chromatography (SEC) equipped with dissolved organic carbon (DOC) and ultraviolet (UV254) detection (SEC-DOC and SEC-UV254) and UV-Vis spectrophotometry. The evolutions of the photocatalytic degradations of the HA and FA fractions were selective. The photocatalytic degradation started with the degradations of high molecular weight compounds with relatively high UV254 absorbances in the HA and FA fractions to yield low molecular weight compounds showing less specific UV254 absorbances. Observance of the same tendency for the original NOM from Lake Hohloh indicates that these XAD-fractions still having complex compound mixtures. However, the larger molecular weight fractions of the FAs showed higher preferential adsorptions onto TiO2, which caused their faster degradation rates. Furthermore, FAs showed a greater reduction of the total THM formation potential (TTHMFP) and the organic halogen compounds adsorbable on activated carbon formation potential (AOXFP), in comparison with the HAs. PMID:23863374

Valencia, Sergio; Marín, Juan M; Restrepo, Gloria; Frimmel, Fritz H

2013-09-15

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Holocene hydro-climatic change and effects on carbon accumulation inferred from a peat bog in the Attawapiskat River watershed, Hudson Bay Lowlands, Canada  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Multiple proxies from a 319-cm peat core collected from the Hudson Bay Lowlands, northern Ontario, Canada were analyzed to determine how carbon accumulation has varied as a function of paleohydrology and paleoclimate. Testate amoeba assemblages, analysis of peat composition and humification, and a pollen record from a nearby lake suggest that isostatic rebound and climate may have influenced peatland growth and carbon dynamics over the past 6700 cal yr BP. Long-term apparent rates of carbon accumulation ranged between 8.1 and 36.7 g C m- 2 yr- 1 (average = 18.9 g C m- 2 yr- 1). The highest carbon accumulation estimates were recorded prior to 5400 cal yr BP when a fen existed at this site, however following the fen-to-bog transition carbon accumulation stabilized. Carbon accumulation remained relatively constant through the Neoglacial period after 2400 cal yr BP when pollen-based paleoclimate reconstructions from a nearby lake (McAndrews et al., 1982) and reconstructions of the depth to the water table derived from testate amoeba data suggest a wetter climate. More carbon accumulated per unit time between 1000 and 600 cal yr BP, coinciding in part with the Medieval Climate Anomaly.

Bunbury, Joan; Finkelstein, Sarah A.; Bollmann, Jörg

2012-09-01

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Lipid D/H Ratios from Multiple Sources and Deposits Indicate Drier Little Ice Age at Washington Island (4°43`N, 160°25`W), Central Pacific  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

To compare the sensitivity of biomarker D/H ratios from two distinct climate archives, a lake and a peat bog on the Tropical Pacific Island of Terrania, compound-specific hydrogen isotope ratios (expressed as ?D values) were determined on lipid biomarkers from various biological sources deposited in the two climate archives. At present, Terrania or Washington Island (4°43`N, 160°25`W) permanently lies in the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) and receives an annual precipitation of 2,903 mm. The interior of this lens shaped island contains a freshwater lake and peat bogs. Previous studies on the lake sediments found evidence for a substantially drier climate at times during the Little Ice Age (AD 1400-1850) based on the lithologic transition from modern freshwater sediments to a sequence of pure cyanobacterial mat in concert with ?D values from total lipid extracts (Sachs et al., 2009). Here we report on ?D values from lipids of various sources: dinoflagellate algae (dinosterol and a saturated C30 sterol (4? -methyl-24-ethyl-5? -cholestan-3?-ol), microbial sources (diploptene and nC21 alkane) and higher plants (fern-7-ene, ?-sitosterol and stigmastanol). Mean ?D values from all lipids, measured in both archives, are significantly enriched in deuterium by between 22 and 86‰ during previously inferred drier climate conditions and simultaneously record the transition towards a freshwater lake at around AD1550. Measured ?D values of all lipids cover a wide range from -281‰ to -105‰ during freshwater deposition and from -185‰ to -50‰ when climate was drier. In agreement with the observed isotopic difference between lipids produced via the acetogenic and the mevalonic acid biosynthetic pathway ?D values for algae and higher plant sterols are depleted in deuterium relative to the nC21 alkane by 150‰ on average. The consistent ?D values from dinosterol and 4? -methyl-24-ethyl-5? -cholestan-3?-ol from the lake and peat deposits signify the robustness of these lipid ?D values to indicate hydrologic changes in the sedimentary record. ?D values among lipids of similar and disparate sources and/or biosynthetic origin from Washington Island lake (AD ~ 800-1550) and peat bog (AD~1200-1660) sediments are significantly enriched in deuterium prior to AD 1560/1640 and thus both suggest drier climate conditions resembling today’s environmental and depositional setting at Christmas Island which is located 300km SSE of Washington Island beyond the influence of the ITCZ.

Muegler, I.; Sachse, D.; Sachs, J. P.

2010-12-01

249

Geochronology and Fluid-Rock Interaction Associated with the Nopal I Uranium Deposit, Pena Blanca, Mexico  

SciTech Connect

The Nopal I uranium (U) deposit, Pena Blanca District, Mexico, largely consists of secondary U{sup 6+} minerals, which occur within a breccia pipe mainly hosted by the 44 Ma Nopal and Colorados volcanic formations. These two units overly the Pozos conglomerate formation and Cretaceous limestone. Three new vertical diamond drill holes (DDHs) were recently drilled at Nopal I. DDH-PB1 with continuous core was drilled through the Nopal I deposit and two additional DDHs were drilled {approx}50 m on either side of the cored hole. These DDHs terminate 20 m below the current water table, thus allowing the detection of possible gradients in radionuclide contents resulting from transport from the overlying uranium deposit. Primary uraninite within the main ore body is rare and fine-grained ({approx}50 micrometers), thus making geochronology of the Nopal I deposit very difficult. Uranium, lead and oxygen isotopes can be used to study fluid-uraninite interaction, provided that the analyses are obtained on the micro-scale. Secondary ionization mass spectrometry (SIMS) permits in situ measurement of isotopic ratios with a spatial resolution on the scale of a few {micro}m. Preliminary U-Pb results show that uraninite from the main ore body gives an age of 32 {+-} 8 Ma, whereas uraninite from the uraniferous Pozos conglomerate that lies nearly 100 m below the main ore body and 25 meters above the water table, gives a U-Pb age that is <1 Ma. Oxygen isotopic analyses show that uraninite from the ore body has a {delta}{sup 18}O = -10.8{per_thousand}, whereas the uraninite within the Pozos conglomerate has a {delta}{sup 18}O = +1.5{per_thousand}. If it is assumed that both uraninites precipitated from meteoric water ({delta}{sup 18}O = -7{per_thousand}), then calculated precipitation temperatures are 55 C for the uraninite from the ore body and 20 C for uraninite hosted by the Pozos conglomerate. These temperatures are consistent with previous studies that calculated precipitation temperatures for clay minerals associated with uraninite.

M. Fayek; P. Goodell; M. Ren; A. Simmons

2005-07-11

250

Atmospheric deposition to forests  

SciTech Connect

The processes of wet and dry deposition in forests are described with special reference to the northeastern United States and to chemical species important in acidic deposition. For wet deposition, it is noted that background or natural pH values are probably in the range of 5 to 7, but current pH values over most of the eastern United States are less than 4.6. Both meteorological and chemical factors influence the acidity of precipitation. The best long-term data record for the northeastern United States (that of the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in central New Hampshire) indicates no significant trend in rainfall acidity in the period of record (1964 to 1980), but the data do indicate that nitric acid has increased in importance relative to sulfuric acid in its contribution to that acidity. Deposition decreases along a southwest to northeast transect through the northeastern states. Deposition to high-elevation ecosystems is severalfold higher than deposition to nearby lowland ecosystems because of increased rain and snowfall, the effect of cloud water deposition, and possibly increased dry deposition. Theory and the few measurements available suggest particle deposition to be important for alkaline materials, such as soil dust, and gaseous deposition to be important for H/sup +/, N, and S. The importance of dry deposition relative to wet deposition increases with increasing proximity to pollution source areas. The forest canopy influences atmospheric deposition to the forest floor by taking up or releasing nutrients and strong acidity, releasing weak acidity, and trapping dry depositions. 60 references, 2 figures.

Lovett, G.M.

1983-01-01

251

Peat Bog Wildfire Smoke Exposure in Rural North Carolina Is Associated with Cardiopulmonary Emergency Department Visits Assessed through Syndromic Surveillance  

PubMed Central

Background: In June 2008, burning peat deposits produced haze and air pollution far in excess of National Ambient Air Quality Standards, encroaching on rural communities of eastern North Carolina. Although the association of mortality and morbidity with exposure to urban air pollution is well established, the health effects associated with exposure to wildfire emissions are less well understood. Objective: We investigated the effects of exposure on cardiorespiratory outcomes in the population affected by the fire. Methods: We performed a population-based study using emergency department (ED) visits reported through the syndromic surveillance program NC DETECT (North Carolina Disease Event Tracking and Epidemiologic Collection Tool). We used aerosol optical depth measured by a satellite to determine a high-exposure window and distinguish counties most impacted by the dense smoke plume from surrounding referent counties. Poisson log-linear regression with a 5-day distributed lag was used to estimate changes in the cumulative relative risk (RR). Results: In the exposed counties, significant increases in cumulative RR for asthma [1.65 (95% confidence interval, 1.25–2.1)], chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [1.73 (1.06–2.83)], and pneumonia and acute bronchitis [1.59 (1.07–2.34)] were observed. ED visits associated with cardiopulmonary symptoms [1.23 (1.06–1.43)] and heart failure [1.37 (1.01–1.85)] were also significantly increased. Conclusions: Satellite data and syndromic surveillance were combined to assess the health impacts of wildfire smoke in rural counties with sparse air-quality monitoring. This is the first study to demonstrate both respiratory and cardiac effects after brief exposure to peat wildfire smoke. PMID:21705297

Stone, Susan L.; Cascio, Wayne E.; Neas, Lucas M.; Kilaru, Vasu J.; Carraway, Martha Sue; Szykman, James J.; Ising, Amy; Cleve, William E.; Meredith, John T.; Vaughan-Batten, Heather; Deyneka, Lana; Devlin, Robert B.

2011-01-01

252

Dissolved organic carbon in peat porewater increases with warming: a field manipulation experiment in a northern temperate bog  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Studies conducted across northern Europe and North America have shown increases in dissolved organic carbon (DOC) in lake and stream water in recent decades. While there is little consensus as to the exact mechanisms for the increases in DOC, hypotheses converge on such climate change factors as warming, increased precipitation variability, and changes in atmospheric deposition, and their effects on catchment processes. In this study, we tested the effects of warming on peat porewater composition by actively warming a peatland with infrared lamps mounted 1.24 m above the peat surface for two years. Mean growing season peat temperatures in the warmed plots (n=5) were 1.9 ± 0.4 °C warmer than the control plots at 5 cm depth (t statistic = 5.03, p = 0.007). Mean porewater DOC concentrations measured throughout the growing season were 15% higher in the warmed plots (73.9 ± 3.6 mg L-1) than in the control plots (64.1 ± 2.9 mg L-1) at 25 cm (t statistic = 3.50, p = 0.01). While total dissolved nitrogen (TDN) concentrations were not affected by the warming, changes in dissolved organic N followed the trends in DOC. DOC from the warmed plots decayed nearly twice as fast as control plot DOC in 2 month laboratory incubations, and had a higher relative abundance of low molecular weight organic matter associated with cellulose and aminosugars (as determined by ultra high resolution electrospray ionization mass spectrometry). Complementary research of ecosystem C cycling at the site also showed warming increased net primary production, and together with preliminary analysis of changes in extracellular enzymes suggest that at least part of the increased DOC concentrations observed with warming was derived from microbial/plant interactions in the rhizosphere.

Kane, E. S.; Mazzoleni, L. R.; Kratz, C. J.; Hribljan, J. A.; Johnson, C. P.; Pypker, T. G.; Chimner, R. A.

2010-12-01

253

Deposition Measurements in NSTX  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Two quartz microbalances have been used to record deposition on the National Spherical Torus Experiment. The experimental configuration mimics a typical diagnostic window or mirror. An RS232 link was used to acquire the quartz crystal frequency and the deposited thickness was recorded continuously with 0.01 nm resolution. Nuclear Reaction Analysis of the deposit was consistent with the measurement of the total deposited mass from the change in crystal frequency. We will present measurements of the variation of deposition with plasma conditions. The transport of carbon impurities in NSTX has been modelled with the BBQ code. Preliminary calculations indicated a negligible fraction of carbon generated at the divertor plates in quiescent discharges directly reaches the outer wall, and that transient events are responsible for the deposition.

Skinner, C. H.; Kugel, H. W.; Hogan, J. T.; Wampler, W. R.

2004-11-01

254

Deposition Overview - Part II  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This YouTube video, created by Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME), provides an overview of the deposition processes used to fabricate micro-sized devicesâÂÂ. The lecture runs for 10:33 seconds and covers "a brief overview of chemical vapor deposition, physical vapor deposition, and electrodeposition." More information on desposition can be found on the SCME website. 

2014-08-05

255

The effects of ecological restoration, on soil-pore water quality and DOC concentrations, on a British upland blanket bog.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Polluted by past atmospheric deposition, eroded and burnt, the Bleaklow plateau (Peak district National Park, UK) has long been degraded. Peatlands are important carbon reservoirs and can act as sources or sinks of carbon. Dissolved organic carbon (DOC) is carbon lost from peatlands via the fluvial pathway and as the major component of water colour it is costly to remove during water treatment processes. The Bleaklow Summit peatlands, were subjected to a large wildfire in 2003 devegetating 5.5km2. This fire prompted stakeholders to initiate a large-scale programme of restoration of the plateau. This study considered restoration techniques across four sites: all four sites were seeded with lawn grass, limed and fertilised; to raise the pH and allow establishment of vegetation. In addition to these interventions, one site also had a mulch of Calluna vulgaris applied to the surface to allow soil stabilisation and promote vegetation establishment and another site had biodegradable geojute textile mesh installed, to stabilize the steep gully surfaces. Another site had a gully block installed, to reduce peat desiccation and erosion. This study will compare the four restored sites to two types of comparators: bare soil sites where no restoration was undertaken and a naturally vegetated site unaffected by the 2003 wildfire. Each site had six replicate dipwells, installed in two groups of three. The depth to the water table was monitored and soil water samples collected for analysis, monthly for 5 years, from Nov 2006 - Jan 2012. No significant difference in DOC concentration was found between control and treated sites. There was, however, a significant difference in DOC composition between sites and over the 5 year period of monitoring. UV-vis absorbance of the samples is used to quantify the fulvic to humic components of DOC. The vegetated control was not significantly different to the bare sites; however the vegetated control had a significantly greater humic fraction of than the seeded, limed and fertilised only site, as well as the seeded, limed, C. vulgaris mulched site. This is possibly related to vegetation and litter layer establishment. A suite of water quality data (conductivity, pH and cation data) are now being analysed in combination with DOC to increase understanding of the relationship between bare site re-vegetation and DOC compositional change.

Qassim, Suzane; Dixon, Simon; Rowson, James; Worrall, Fred; Evans, Martin

2013-04-01

256

A 15 000-year record of climate change in northern New Mexico, USA, inferred from isotopic and elemental contents of bog sediments  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Elemental (C, N, Pb) and isotopic (??13C, ??15N) measurements of cored sediment from a small bog in northern New Mexico reveal changes in climate during the Late Pleistocene and Holocene. Abrupt increases in Pb concentration and ??13C values ca. 14 420 cal. YBP indicate significant runoff to the shallow lake that existed at that time. Weathering and transport of local volcanic rocks resulted in the delivery of Pb-bearing minerals to the basin, while a 13C-enriched terrestrial vegetation source increased the ??13C values of the sedimentary material. Wet conditions developed over a 300 a period and lasted for a few hundred years. The Younger Dryas period (ca. 12 700-11 500 cal. YBP) caused a reduction in terrestrial productivity reflected in decreasing C/N values, ??15N values consistently greater than 0??? and low organic content. By contrast, aquatic productivity increased during the second half of this period, evidenced by increasing ??13C values at the time of highest abundance of algae. Dry conditions ca. 8 000-6 000 cal. YBP were characterised by low organic carbon content and high Pb concentrations, the latter suggesting enhanced erosion and aeolian transport of volcanic rock. The range in ??13C, ??15N and C/N values in the sedimentary record fall within the range of modern plants, except during the periods of runoff and drought. The sedimentary record provides evidence of natural climate variability in northern New Mexico, including short- (multi-centennial) and long-(millennial) term episodes during the Late Pleistocene and Holocene. Copyright ?? 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Cisneros-Dozal, L. M.; Heikoop, J.M.; Fessenden, J.; Anderson, R. Scott; Meyers, P.A.; Allen, C.D.; Hess, M.; Larson, T.; Perkins, G.; Rearick, M.

2010-01-01

257

Hydrologic Fluctuations Resulting From Climatic Variability Cause Methylation Events in Peatlands Impacted by Elevated Sulfate Deposition  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A long-term sulfate addition experiment at the Marcell Experimental Forest of northern Minnesota has demonstrated the stimulatory effect of sulfate on mercury methylation at the ecosystem scale. Wetland margins have been shown to be principal zones of methylmercury (MeHg) production in sulfur-limited peatlands, but this research illustrates how the hydrologically isolated center of a small peatland effectively becomes a hot spot when exposed to elevated, atmospheric sulfate deposition. Furthermore, the chronic effects resulting from experimentally elevated sulfate deposition lead to the formation of a pool of reduced sulfur compounds highly sensitive to the changing redox conditions created by hydrologic and climatic variability. Our data reveal that water table rises following extended periods of drought cause natural "sulfate additions" and stimulate mercury methylation. This phenomenon was even observed in our control treatment following a severe drought in 2006. Hydrologic events that increase connectivity between the central bog and dominant wetland flowpaths, such as the infrequent, intense precipitation events predicted for this region by climate change models, could significantly increase MeHg flux from similar wetland systems.

Coleman Wasik, J. K.; Engstrom, D. R.; Swain, E. B.; Monson, B. A.; Balogh, S. J.; Jeremiason, J. D.; Kolka, R. K.; Mitchell, C. P.; Branfireun, B. A.; Almendinger, J. E.

2008-12-01

258

Instrument Series: Deposition and Microfabrication Sputter Deposition  

E-print Network

automatic mode operation and manual control mode operation via GE's Cimplicity® Human Machine Interaction offers operational flexibility, efficiency, and control, allowing a range of applications and materials systems Multi-target deposition system ­ three sputter targets can operate in sync to obtain a wide range

259

Electrospark deposition coatings  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hard surfacing for wear resistant and low-friction coatings has been improved by means of advances in the computer controls in electronic circuitry of the electrospark deposition (ESD) process. coatings of nearly any electrically conductive metal alloy or cermet can be deposited on conductive materials. Thickness is usually two mils or less, but can be as high as 10 mils. ESD

W. F. Sheely

1986-01-01

260

Carbamate deposit control additives  

SciTech Connect

Deposit control additives for internal combustion engines are provided which maintain cleanliness of intake systems without contributing to combustion chamber deposits. The additives are poly(oxyalkylene) carbamates comprising a hydrocarbyloxyterminated poly(Oxyalkylene) chain of 2-5 carbon oxyalkylene units bonded through an oxycarbonyl group to a nitrogen atom of ethylenediamine.

Honnen, L.R.; Lewis, R.A.

1980-11-25

261

Radionuclide deposition control  

DOEpatents

The deposition of radionuclides manganese-54, cobalt-58 and cobalt-60 from liquid sodium coolant is controlled by providing surfaces of nickel or high nickel alloys to extract the radionuclides from the liquid sodium, and by providing surfaces of tungsten, molybdenum or tantalum to prevent or retard radionuclide deposition.

Brehm, William F. (Richland, WA); McGuire, Joseph C. (Richland, WA)

1980-01-01

262

Deposition Overview - Part I  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This YouTube video, created by Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME), provides an overview of the deposition processes used to fabricate micro-sized devicesâ??. The lecture runs for 12:53 seconds and covers the basics of desposition, as well as spin-in deposition and thermal oxidation. More information on desposition can be found on the SCME website. 

263

MAPLE deposition of nanomaterials  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The matrix-assisted pulsed laser evaporation (MAPLE) has been recently exploited for depositing films of nanomaterials by combining the advantages of colloidal inorganic nanoparticles and laser-based techniques. MAPLE-deposition of nanomaterials meeting applicative purposes demands their peculiar properties to be taken into account while planning depositions to guarantee a congruent transfer (in terms of crystal structure and geometric features) and explain the deposition outcome. In particular, since nanofluids can enhance thermal conductivity with respect to conventional fluids, laser-induced heating can induce different ablation thermal regimes as compared to the MAPLE-treatment of soft materials. Moreover, nanoparticles exhibit lower melting temperatures and can experience pre-melting phenomena as compared to their bulk counterparts, which could easily induce shape and or crystal phase modification of the material to be deposited even at very low fluences. In this complex scenario, this review paper focuses on examples of MAPLE-depositions of size and shape controlled nanoparticles for different applications highlights advantages and challenges of the MAPLE-technique. The influence of the deposition parameters on the physical mechanisms which govern the deposition process is discussed.

Caricato, A. P.; Arima, V.; Catalano, M.; Cesaria, M.; Cozzoli, P. D.; Martino, M.; Taurino, A.; Rella, R.; Scarfiello, R.; Tunno, T.; Zacheo, A.

2014-05-01

264

Solution deposition assembly  

DOEpatents

Methods and devices are provided for improved deposition systems. In one embodiment of the present invention, a deposition system is provided for use with a solution and a substrate. The system comprises of a solution deposition apparatus; at least one heating chamber, at least one assembly for holding a solution over the substrate; and a substrate curling apparatus for curling at least one edge of the substrate to define a zone capable of containing a volume of the solution over the substrate. In another embodiment of the present invention, a deposition system for use with a substrate, the system comprising a solution deposition apparatus; at heating chamber; and at least assembly for holding solution over the substrate to allow for a depth of at least about 0.5 microns to 10 mm.

Roussillon, Yann; Scholz, Jeremy H; Shelton, Addison; Green, Geoff T; Utthachoo, Piyaphant

2014-01-21

265

Small scale soil carbon and moisture gradients in a drained peat bog grassland and their influence on CO2, CH4 and N2O fluxes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Due to the UNFCCC report requirements of each country on the emissions of greenhouse gases from key sources the joint research project "Organic Soils" was established in Germany. The project's objective is to improve the data set on greenhousegas emissions from organic soils in Germany. Within 12 German Project Catchments emissions from different types of organic soils, e.g. under different land uses and hydrological conditions, are measured. At the location "Großes Moor" near Gifhorn (Lower Saxony) the effects of small-scale soil organic carbon and groundwater level gradients on the GHG fluxes (CO2, CH4 and N2O) are quantified. The study area is located within a former peat bog altered by drainage and peat cutting, which is currently grassland under extensive agricultural use. The focus of the study is on the acquisition of CO2, CH4 and N2O fluxes on six sites via manual closed chambers. In order to calculate the annual CO2 exchange rate, values are interpolated on a 0.5 hour scale between measurement campaigns. In combination with continually logged meteorological parameters, such as the photosynthetic active radiation as well as air and soil temperatures, we calculate the daily CO2 ecosystem exchange of the different sites. During the 2011 campaign, CO2 was determined as the most important greenhouse gas. The groundwater table was the dominant variable influencing gas emissions. Another important factor was the vegetation composition. In detail, highest CO2 emissions occurred with a water table of 40-50 cm below ground level, temperatures above 10°C and low plant biomass amounts. Due to the more complex formation of N2O by a number of processes, each being promoted by different soil conditions, the measurement of N2O fluxes in the field was complemented by a laboratory experiment. In this, the use of stable isotope tracer techniques enabled us to quantify the contribution of single biochemical pathways to the overall formation of N2O under controlled conditions. This together with the prediction of the systems CO2 exchange, gives valuable information on how degraded peatlands can be restored best or at least be cultivated in a way to achieve climate neutral conditions. Thus, our study improves the prediction, how peatland soils will react to changes of soil and climate conditions with respect to their greenhouse gas emissions.

Leiber-Sauheitl, K.; Fuß, R.; Freibauer, A.

2012-04-01

266

How do climate and human impact affect Sphagnum peatlands under oceanic-continental climatic conditions? 2000 years of fire and hydrological history of a bog in Northern Poland  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Climate change affects many natural processes and the same applies to human impact For instance climate change and anthropogenic activities may cause increased fire activity or change peatland dynamics. Currently it is still unknown how Sphagnum peatlands in the oceanic-continental transition zone of Poland may respond to combined effects of heat waves, drought and fire. The aim of the study was to reconstruct the last 2000 years palaeohydrology and fire history at Linje bog in Northern Poland. The main task was to determine the drivers of fire episodes, particularly to identify climatic and anthropogenic forcing. A two-meter peat core was extracted and subsampled with a high resolution. Micro- and macroscopic charcoal analyses were applied to determine past fire activity and the results compared with palaeohydrological reconstructions based on testate amoeba analysis. Palynological human indicators were used to reconstruct human activity. A depth-age model including 20 14C dates was constructed to calculate peat accumulation rates and charcoal influx. We hypothesised that: 1) fire frequency in Northern Poland was determined by climatic conditions (combination of low precipitation and heat waves), as reflected in peatland water table, and that 2) past fire episodes in the last millennium were intensified by human activity. Furthermore climate may have influenced human activity over harvest success and the carrying capacity. Our study shows that fire was important for the studied ecosystem, however, its frequency has increased in the last millennium in concomitance with land use activities. Landscape humanization and vegetation opening were followed by a peatland drying during the Little Ice Age (from ca. AD 1380). Similarly to other palaeoecological studies from Poland, Linje peatland possessed an unstable hydrology during the Little Ice Age. Increased fire episodes appeared shortly before the Little Ice Age and most severe fires were present in the time when recorded water table was the lowest. We acknowledge the support of RE-FIRE SCIEX project 12.286 and grant PSPB-013/2010 from Switzerland through the Swiss Contribution to the enlarged European Union.

Marcisz, Katarzyna; Tinner, Willy; Colombaroli, Daniele; Ko?aczek, Piotr; S?owi?ski, Micha?; Fia?kiewicz-Kozie?, Barbara; Lamentowicz, Mariusz

2014-05-01

267

75 FR 20041 - Deposits  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Thrift Supervision Deposits AGENCY: Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and...U.S.C. 3507. The Office of Thrift Supervision within the Department of the Treasury...

2010-04-16

268

Chemical vapor deposition growth  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A chemical vapor deposition (CVD) reactor system with a vertical deposition chamber was used for the growth of Si films on glass, glass-ceramic, and polycrystalline ceramic substrates. Silicon vapor was produced by pyrolysis of SiH4 in a H2 or He carrier gas. Preliminary deposition experiments with two of the available glasses were not encouraging. Moderately encouraging results, however, were obtained with fired polycrystalline alumina substrates, which were used for Si deposition at temperatures above 1,000 C. The surfaces of both the substrates and the films were characterized by X-ray diffraction, reflection electron diffraction, scanning electron microscopy optical microscopy, and surface profilometric techniques. Several experiments were conducted to establish baseline performance data for the reactor system, including temperature distributions on the sample pedestal, effects of carrier gas flow rate on temperature and film thickness, and Si film growth rate as a function of temperature.

Ruth, R. P.; Manasevit, H. M.; Kenty, J. L.; Moudy, L. A.; Simpson, W. I.; Yang, J. J.

1976-01-01

269

AIR QUALITY AND DEPOSITION  

EPA Science Inventory

The pollution climate of an area is influenced by meteorology and emissions of air pollutants at local and regional scales. he physical and chemical state of the atmosphere determines pollutant transport, dilution, chemical transformation, and ultimately deposition. n many cases ...

270

Electrospark deposition coatings  

SciTech Connect

Hard surfacing for wear resistant and low-friction coatings has been improved by means of advances in the computer controls in electronic circuitry of the electrospark deposition (ESD) process. coatings of nearly any electrically conductive metal alloy or cermet can be deposited on conductive materials. Thickness is usually two mils or less, but can be as high as 10 mils. ESD coatings can quadrupole cutting tool life. (DLC)

Sheely, W.F.

1986-11-19

271

Electrospark deposition coatings  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Hard surfacing for wear resistant and low-friction coatings has been improved by means of advances in the computer controls in electronic circuitry of the electrospark deposition (ESD) process. coatings of nearly any electrically conductive metal alloy or cermet can be deposited on conductive materials. Thickness is usually two mils or less, but can be as high as 10 mils. ESD coatings can quadrupole cutting tool life.

Sheely, W. F.

1986-11-01

272

Nanoclusters deposited on surfaces  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recently, films produced by depositing pre-formed mass-selected atomic clusters in the size range 1–10nm have generated a great deal of attention. The ability to control the size, density and in some cases the morphology of the deposited particles allows unprecedented flexibility in the creation of new types of nanostructure. The technique enables research on the fundamental behaviour of matter at

C. Binns

2001-01-01

273

AUTHORIZATION AGREEMENT PAYROLL DIRECT DEPOSIT  

E-print Network

1 AUTHORIZATION AGREEMENT FOR PAYROLL DIRECT DEPOSIT Graduate Undergraduate Class year authorize the deposit of my Wesleyan University Payroll Check/Earnings into my Bank Account as indicated below. I understand that I must complete a new direct deposit authorization to stop direct deposit

Royer, Dana

274

Mineral deposit density; an update  

USGS Publications Warehouse

A robust method to estimate the number of undiscovered deposits is a form of mineral deposit model wherein numbers of deposits per unit area from well-explored regions are counted and the resulting frequency distribution is used either directly for an estimate or indirectly as a guideline in some other method. The 27 mineral deposit density estimates reported here for 13 different deposit types represent a start at compiling the estimates necessary to guide assessments.

Singer, Donald A.; Menzie, W. David; Sutphin, David M.; Mosier, Dan L.; Bliss, James D.; contributions to global mineral resource assessment research edited by Schulz, Klaus J.

2001-01-01

275

Venus - Landslide Deposits  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Magellan spacecraft has observed remnant landslide deposits apparently resulting from the collapse of volcanic structures. This image, centered at 45.2 degrees south latitude, 201.4 degrees east longitude, shows a collapse deposit 70 kilometers (43 miles) across. The bright, highly textured deposit near the center of the image probably consists of huge blocks of fractured volcanic rock, many as large as several hundred meters across. A remnant of the volcano itself, about 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) across, is seen at the center of the image. The distorted radar appearance of the volcano is a result of extremely steep slopes on the 'scars' from which the landslide material originated. A field of numerous small volcanic domes can be seen in the northern half of the image. The bright irregular lineaments trending to the north-northwest are ridges caused by regional tectonic deformation of the upper layers of the Venusian crust.

1992-01-01

276

Peat deposits in Panama: Their potential for use in energy applications  

SciTech Connect

A major peak bog has been discovered in the Changuinola area of Panama. The bog averages 8-m deep, is thought to be 82 km/sup 2/, in area and the peat has an ash content of about 4%. It is estimated that this size peat bog could support a 30-MW power plant for 360 years. Preliminary cost estimates for using the peat in an electrical power plant give an estimated cost of electricity of 0.09$US/kWh if wet mining is used and 0.079$US/kWh if milled peat is used. 2 refs., 4 figs.

Ramirez, A.; Thayer, G.; Cohen, A.D.; Allen, A.

1986-12-01

277

Age models for peat deposits on the basis of coupled lead-210 and radiocarbon data.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The study presents three examples of age-model construction based on the results of 210Pb and 14C dating methods applied to peat deposits. The three sites are ombrotrophic peat bogs: the Misten (Belgium), Slowinskie Bloto (N Poland) and Puscizna Mala (S Poland). All sites have been subjected to multiproxy studies aimed at reconstructing paleoenvironment and human activity, covering the last 1500, 1300 and 1800 years, respectively (De Vleeschouwer et al. 2009A, 2009B, in prep., Fialkiewicz-Koziel, ongoing PhD). A detailed comparison between 210Pb and post-bomb 14C results in the Misten bog has also been carried out by Piotrowska et al. (2009). In all cores, the 210Pb activity was calculated using 210Po and 208Po activities after acid-extraction from bulk samples, subsequent deposition on silver discs and measurements by alpha spectrometry. Unsupported 210Pb was detected until 35cm in Slowinskie Bloto, 15cm in the Misten and 19cm in Puscizna Mala. Constant Rate of Supply (CRS) model was then applied to compute ages of each 1-cm core interval. For the Misten and Slowinskie Bloto, radiocarbon measurements were performed on selected aboveground plant macrofossils, mainly Sphagnum spp. or Calluna vulgaris, Erica tetralix, and Andromeda polyfolia. Radiocarbon ages were determined using accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) after acid-alkali-acid wash, combustion, purification of carbon dioxide and graphitisation. For Puscizna Mala bulk samples were dated after chemical preparation of benzene for liquid scintillation counting (LSC) or CO2 for gas proportional counting (GPC). Radiocarbon calibration was undertaken using the Intcal04 calibration curve and OxCal 4 software. As a priori information the 210Pb-derived ages were used in a P_Sequence model (Bronk Ramsey, 2008). A number of dates characterized by low agreement with stratigraphical order had to be considered as outliers and rejected from the final age model. For building a continuous age models a non-linear approach called generalized additive model (GAM) was used, as described by Heegaard et al. (2005). The calculations were performed within each period on the middle-point of the 95.4 % range of calibrated age, while an uncertainty equal to half of this range was assumed. The results of 210Pb dating are described by Gaussian distribution and in their case 1-sigma range was used. The resulting age-depth relationships provide a mean age and an age range for each 1-cm thick slice of peat, and allows for calculation of sedimentation rates. This study highlights some important issues connected with radiocarbon dating of peat sequences. Commonly known problems are wide ranges of calibrated ages caused by wiggles in calibration curve for the period just beyond the range of precise 210Pb dates, which can undoubtedly be solved by 14C-dating more samples from thinner slices. It also emphasizes the great potential of Bayesian analysis applied in radiocarbon calibration. The high suitability of coupled 210Pb-14C dating applied to dating of peat deposits was also confirmed. Bronk Ramsey C., 2008. Deposition Models for Chronological Records. Quaternary Science Reviews 27: 42-60. De Vleeschouwer F., Piotrowska N., Sikorski J., Pawlyta J., Cheburkin A., Le Roux G., Lamentowicz M., Fagel N., Mauquoy D., 2009A. Multiproxy evidences of Little Ice Age palaeoenvironmental changes in a peat bog from northern Poland. The Holocene 19,4: 625-637. De Vleeschouwer F., Fagel N., Cheburkin A., Pazdur A., Sikorski J., Mattielli N., Renson V., Fialkiewicz B., Piotrowska N., Le Roux G., 2009B. Anthropogenic impacts in North Poland over the last 1300 years and possible influence of climate on human activities. Science of the Total Environment 407: 5674-5684. De Vleeschouwer F., Luthers C., Court-Picon M., Mauquoy D., Wastiaux C., Le Roux G., Moschen R., Pawlyta J., Pazdur A., Sikorski J., Piotrowska N. In preparation. Multiproxy paleoenvironmental study in the Misten bog (East Belgium) during the last millenium. To be submitted in Quaternary International in June 2010. De Vleeschouwer F., Fagel N. Sikorsk

Piotrowska, Natalia; de Vleeschouwer, François; Sikorski, Jaros?aw; Sensu?a, Barbara; Michczy?ski, Adam; Fia?kiewicz-Kozie?, Barbara; Palowski, Bernard

2010-05-01

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Atmospheric Pb deposition since the Industrial Revolution recorded by five Swiss peat profiles: Enrichment factors, fluxes, isotopic composition, and sources  

SciTech Connect

Atmospheric Pb deposition since the Industrial Revolution was studied in western, central, and southern Switzerland using five rural peat bogs. Similar temporal patterns were found in western and central Switzerland, with two distinct periods of Pb enrichment relative to the natural background: between 1880 and 1920 with enrichments ranging from 40 to 80 times, and between 1960 and 1980 with enrichments ranging from 80 to 100 times. The fluxes also were generally elevated in those time periods: in western Switzerland between 1.16 and 1.55 {micro}g cm{sup {minus}2} y{sup {minus}1} during the second period. Between the Industrial Revolution and 1985, nonradiogenic Pb became increasingly important in all five cores because of the replacement of coal by oil after ca. 1920, the use of Australian Pb in industry, and the extensive combustion of leaded gasoline after 1950. The introduction of unleaded gasoline in 1985 had a pronounced effect on the Pb deposition in all five cores. Enrichments dropped sharply, and the isotopic ratios reverted back toward natural values. The cores from western and central Switzerland showed very similar isotopic trends throughout the time period studied, implying that these sites were influenced contemporaneously by similar pollution sources and atmospheric pathways. Southern Switzerland revealed a different record with respect to the Pb pollution: it was dominated by a single massive Pb enrichment dated between 1930 and 1950.

Weiss, D.; Shotyk, W.; Kramers, J.D. [Univ. of Bern (Switzerland)] [Univ. of Bern (Switzerland); Appleby, P.G. [Univ. of Liverpool (United Kingdom). Dept. of Mathematical Sciences] [Univ. of Liverpool (United Kingdom). Dept. of Mathematical Sciences; Cheburkin, A.K. [Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, Kiev (Ukraine). Inst. of Geological Sciences] [Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, Kiev (Ukraine). Inst. of Geological Sciences

1999-05-01

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76 FR 41392 - Interest on Deposits; Deposit Insurance Coverage  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...payment of interest on demand deposit accounts effective...1\\ Public Law 111-203, 124 Stat...payment of interest on demand deposits, effective one...payment of interest on demand deposits will be repealed...statute, as a matter of law. Harm to Community...

2011-07-14

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Chapter 2 Deposition Methods 39 Chapter 2 Deposition methods  

E-print Network

with chamber walls and be lost. A plasma is only stable if the rate of production of charged particles exceeds the rate of destruction of these charged particles. The stability of the plasma is a function of manyChapter 2 ­ Deposition Methods 39 Chapter 2 ­ Deposition methods In this chapter the deposition

Bristol, University of

281

MODELING DEPOSITION OF INHALED PARTICLES  

EPA Science Inventory

Modeling Deposition of Inhaled Particles: ABSTRACT The mathematical modeling of the deposition and distribution of inhaled aerosols within human lungs is an invaluable tool in predicting both the health risks associated with inhaled environmental aerosols and the therapeut...

282

Acid Deposition Sampling  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This learning activity from the Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC) provides students with the opportunity to use analytical meters and instruments and perform acid deposition sampling. Students will collect samples from various sources over a period of time, then measure pH and develop graphs or charts. Users must download this resource for viewing, which requires a free log-in. There is no cost to download the item.

Willey, Babe

2011-02-17

283

CASSIAR GOLD DEPOSITS  

E-print Network

A mapping program at scale 1:lOOOO encompassing approximately 120 square kilometre!, was initiated in 1980 in the area containing all the significant lode gold deposits east and southeast of Carsiar townsite. Mapping. centred on McDame Lake near Highway 37. covers the area from Quartzrock (13uartz) Creek adjacent to the Cassiar road on the north to Table (Tabletop) Mountain and the headwaters of Pooley

Mcdame Map-area; L. J. Diakow; A. Panteleyev

284

Electrophoretic deposition of biomaterials  

PubMed Central

Electrophoretic deposition (EPD) is attracting increasing attention as an effective technique for the processing of biomaterials, specifically bioactive coatings and biomedical nanostructures. The well-known advantages of EPD for the production of a wide range of microstructures and nanostructures as well as unique and complex material combinations are being exploited, starting from well-dispersed suspensions of biomaterials in particulate form (microsized and nanoscale particles, nanotubes, nanoplatelets). EPD of biological entities such as enzymes, bacteria and cells is also being investigated. The review presents a comprehensive summary and discussion of relevant recent work on EPD describing the specific application of the technique in the processing of several biomaterials, focusing on (i) conventional bioactive (inorganic) coatings, e.g. hydroxyapatite or bioactive glass coatings on orthopaedic implants, and (ii) biomedical nanostructures, including biopolymer–ceramic nanocomposites, carbon nanotube coatings, tissue engineering scaffolds, deposition of proteins and other biological entities for sensors and advanced functional coatings. It is the intention to inform the reader on how EPD has become an important tool in advanced biomaterials processing, as a convenient alternative to conventional methods, and to present the potential of the technique to manipulate and control the deposition of a range of nanomaterials of interest in the biomedical and biotechnology fields. PMID:20504802

Boccaccini, A. R.; Keim, S.; Ma, R.; Li, Y.; Zhitomirsky, I.

2010-01-01

285

Inkjet deposited circuit components  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

All-printed electronics as a means of achieving ultra-low-cost electronic circuits has attracted great interest in recent years. Inkjet printing is one of the most promising techniques by which the circuit components can be ultimately drawn (i.e. printed) onto the substrate in one step. Here, the inkjet printing technique was used to chemically deposit silver nanoparticles (10-200 nm) simply by ejection of silver nitrate and reducing solutions onto different substrates such as paper, PET plastic film and textile fabrics. The silver patterns were tested for their functionality to work as circuit components like conductor, resistor, capacitor and inductor. Different levels of conductivity were achieved simply by changing the printing sequence, inks ratio and concentration. The highest level of conductivity achieved by an office thermal inkjet printer (300 dpi) was 5.54 × 105 S m-1 on paper. Inkjet deposited capacitors could exhibit a capacitance of more than 1.5 nF (parallel plate 45 × 45 mm2) and induction coils displayed an inductance of around 400 µH (planar coil 10 cm in diameter). Comparison of electronic performance of inkjet deposited components to the performance of conventionally etched items makes the technique highly promising for fabricating different printed electronic devices.

Bidoki, S. M.; Nouri, J.; Heidari, A. A.

2010-05-01

286

4, 29012944, 2007 Acid deposition,  

E-print Network

HESSD 4, 2901­2944, 2007 Acid deposition, climate change and acid extremes C. D. Evans et al. Title System Sciences Effects of decreasing acid deposition and climate change on acid extremes in an upland, 2901­2944, 2007 Acid deposition, climate change and acid extremes C. D. Evans et al. Title Page

Boyer, Edmond

287

Liquefaction in Deposits of River  

USGS Multimedia Gallery

Liquefaction in recent deposits of the Pajaro River formed sand volcanoes along a fissure 6-7 m (19.7-23 ft) long. Variation in grain size and partial erosion of the conical deposits of sand show that venting of the slurry of sand and water was a complex series of depositional and erosional events t...

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Deposition of SOCs in forests  

SciTech Connect

The bulk deposition, wet-only deposition, dry-only deposition and ambient air concentrations of PCDD/Fs, PCBs and PAHs were measured in an 80 year old spruce forest, an 80 year old mixed deciduous (beech and oak) forest, and in an adjacent clearing over a period of 1--2 years. The deposition of the less volatile compounds that are primarily particle bound in the atmosphere was similar at both sites. These compounds were deposited primarily through wet deposition, as shown by the measurements in the clearing. In contrast, the deposition of the more volatile compounds was much higher at the forest sites than in the clearing. For instance, the annual deposition of Cl{sub 4}DF was 5 times higher in the spruce forest and 8 times higher in the deciduous forest. The excess deposition in the deciduous forest was almost completely due to the leaf fall in October--December, while about half of the excess deposition in the spruce forest was the result of needle fall. A further, as yet unexplained deposition mechanism accounted for the remainder of the flux in the spruce forest. Other studies have shown that more volatile SOCs are deposited to vegetation primarily through dry gaseous deposition. Hence, while forests have little influence on the deposition of less volatile compounds like the higher chlorinated PCDD/Fs and the 5--6 ring PAHs, dry deposition to leaves/needles and their subsequent falling to the forest floor make forest soils an extremely important sink for more volatile SOC.

Horstmann, M.; McLachlan, M.S. [Univ. of Bayreuth (Germany)

1995-12-31

289

Coffee ring deposition in bands  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Microscopic particles suspended in a liquid are transported and deposited at a contact line, as the contact line recedes due to evaporation. A particle layer of uniform thickness is deposited if the particle concentration is above a threshold; below this threshold the deposit forms periodic bands oriented parallel to the contact line. We present a model for the formation of these bands based on evaporation leading to the breakup of the thin liquid film near the contact line. The threshold results from a competition between evaporation speed and deposition speed. Using this model, we predict the thickness and length of the bands, making the control of patterned deposition possible.

Mandre, Shreyas; Wu, Ning; Aizenberg, Joanna; Mahadevan, Lakshminarayanan

2010-11-01

290

Database of recent tsunami deposits  

USGS Publications Warehouse

This report describes a database of sedimentary characteristics of tsunami deposits derived from published accounts of tsunami deposit investigations conducted shortly after the occurrence of a tsunami. The database contains 228 entries, each entry containing data from up to 71 categories. It includes data from 51 publications covering 15 tsunamis distributed between 16 countries. The database encompasses a wide range of depositional settings including tropical islands, beaches, coastal plains, river banks, agricultural fields, and urban environments. It includes data from both local tsunamis and teletsunamis. The data are valuable for interpreting prehistorical, historical, and modern tsunami deposits, and for the development of criteria to identify tsunami deposits in the geologic record.

Peters, Robert; Jaffe, Bruce E.

2010-01-01

291

Multi-chamber deposition system  

DOEpatents

A system for the simultaneous deposition of different coatings onto a thin web within a large volume vacuum chamber is disclosed which chamber is provided with a plurality of deposition chambers in which the different layers are deposited onto the film as its moves from a supply roll to a finished take-up roll of coated web. The deposition chambers provided within the large vacuum chamber are provided with separate seals which minimize back diffusion of any dopant gas from adjacent deposition chambers.

Jacobson, Richard L. (Roseville, MN); Jeffrey, Frank R. (Shoreview, MN); Westerberg, Roger K. (Cottage Grove, MN)

1989-10-17

292

Multi-chamber deposition system  

DOEpatents

A system for the simultaneous deposition of different coatings onto a thin web within a large volume vacuum chamber is disclosed which chamber is provided with a plurality of deposition chambers in which the different layers are deposited onto the film as its moves from a supply roll to a finished take-up roll of coated web. The deposition chambers provided within the large vacuum chamber are provided with separate seals which minimize back diffusion of any dopant gas from adjacent deposition chambers.

Jacobson, Richard L. (Roseville, MN); Jeffrey, Frank R. (Shoreview, MN); Westerberg, Roger K. (Cottage Grove, MN)

1989-06-27

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Electrophoretic Deposition for Fabricating Microbatteries  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An improved method of fabrication of cathodes of microbatteries is based on electrophoretic deposition. Heretofore, sputtering (for deposition) and the use of photoresist and liftoff (for patterning) have been the primary methods of fabricating components of microbatteries. The volume of active electrode material that can be deposited by sputtering is limited, and the discharge capacities of prior microbatteries have been limited accordingly. In addition, sputter deposition is slow. In contrast, electrophoretic deposition is much faster and has shown promise for increasing discharge capacities by a factor of 10, relative to those of microbatteries fabricated by prior methods.

West, William; Whitacre, Jay; Bugga, Ratnakumar

2003-01-01

294

Sediment Transport and Deposition  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This document provides an overview of the transport and deposition of sediments in an estuarine environment. Since the estuary is the meeting ground of the forces of the river current and the tidal forces of the sea, conditions are always changing and are also affected by the weather and the tides. The discussion includes how rivers with faster currents can transport larger sediment particles, how only increasingly smaller sediment particles can remain suspended in the water as current slows, and how salt water which is encountered as the river meets the sea can cause the tiny silt particles to flocculate and "rain" out of the water.

Oberrecht, Kenn

295

Spray deposition - A summary  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Important findings are presented from six studies concerning the application of the Osprey metal spray-deposition process to (1) Cu-base alloys, (2) Cu-base case-hardening alloys, (3) preform formation, (4) 7075 and 8090 Al alloys, (5) superalloys, and (6) superalloy tubes. It is in the aggregate shown that while the details of the process are materials-specific, there are no technical barriers to scale-up and commercialization. Each of the alloy systems considered can be spray-formed into various near-net-shape products.

Lewis, Richard E.; Lawley, Alan

296

Magnetic hierarchical deposition  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We consider random deposition of debris or blocks on a line, with block sizes following a rigorous hierarchy: the linear size equals 1/?n in generation n, in terms of a rescaling factor ?. Without interactions between the blocks, this model is described by a logarithmic fractal, studied previously, which is characterized by a constant increment of the length, area or volume upon proliferation. We study to what extent the logarithmic fractality survives, if each block is equipped with an Ising (pseudo-)spin s=±1 and the interactions between those spins are switched on (ranging from antiferromagnetic to ferromagnetic). It turns out that the dependence of the surface topology on the interaction sign and strength is not trivial. For instance, deep in the ferromagnetic regime, our numerical experiments and analytical results reveal a sharp crossover from a Euclidean transient, consisting of aggregated domains of aligned spins, to an asymptotic logarithmic fractal growth. In contrast, deep into the antiferromagnetic regime the surface roughness is important and is shown analytically to be controlled by vacancies induced by frustrated spins. Finally, in the weak interaction regime, we demonstrate that the non-interacting model is extremal in the sense that the effect of the introduction of interactions is only quadratic in the magnetic coupling strength. In all regimes, we demonstrate the adequacy of a mean-field approximation whenever vacancies are rare. In sum, the logarithmic fractal character is robust with respect to the introduction of spatial correlations in the hierarchical deposition process.

Posazhennikova, Anna I.; Indekeu, Joseph O.

2014-11-01

297

Nitrogen fixation in boreal peatlands: the effects of increased N deposition on N2-fixation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Boreal peatlands are of great importance to global carbon and nitrogen cycling. While covering only 3-4 % of the terrestrial surface, they account for 25-30 % of the world's soil C and 9-15 % of the world's soil N. In Western Canada atmospheric dry deposition rates are extremely low: approximately 1 kg N ha-1 yr-1. Though these systems have been functioning as net sinks over the past 11,000 years, natural and anthropogenic disturbances might compromise the historical balance of C and N. Biological N2-fixation has recently been shown to represent a very significant input of N into these systems, contributing to 62% of total N in Western Canada. Interactions between N deposition and biological N2-fixation are as yet, unknown, but the impact of elevated deposition of N-compounds from increased industrial expansion of oil sands mining to peatlands, is concerning. Given that nitrogenase, the enzyme responsible for catalyzing N2-fixation, is energetically costly when active, enhanced inputs of atmospheric N deposition could be a major determinant for enzyme activity and rates of biological N input to these bogs. Understanding interactions between N deposition and N2 fixation in boreal peatlands can aid in predicting the consequences of increased N deposition and setting critical loads. We conducted a field-fertilization experiment in a poor fen in Alberta, Canada, to determine the effects of enhanced N deposition on a dominant fen species Sphagnum angustifolium. The experiment consisted of seven N treatments: Control, 0, 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 kg N ha-1 y1, n=3. N2-fixation was measured during summer 2012 and 2013 using the acetylene reduction assay (ARA). ARA rates were converted to rates of N2-fixation by calibrating ARA with paired 15N2-incubations. In both 2012 and 2013, with increasing N deposition from 0 kg N ha-1 yr-1 to 25 kg N ha-1 yr-1, rates of N2 fixation decreased, with highest rates in the 0 kg N ha-1 yr-1 treatment mosses (54.2 × 1.40; 48.58 × 7.12 kg N ha-1 yr-1, mean × std err for 2012 and 2013, respectively) followed by progressively lower rates with a low of 5.02 × 0.87 in 2012 and 8.94 × 3.09 in 2013 (mean × std err). As biological N2-fixation is an energetically costly process, up-regulating enzyme activity when N availability is low and down-regulating activity when N deposition is enhanced makes thermodynamic and evolutionary sense. N2-fixation shows to be one of the most early-warning indicators to the early response of boreal peatlands to increased N deposition, and can aid in setting critical loads to protect these historically pristine ecosystems.

Popma, J. M.; Wieder, R.; Lamers, L.; Vile, M. A.

2013-12-01

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Bog bilberry (Vaccinium uliginosum L.) extract reduces cultured Hep-G2, Caco-2, and 3T3-L1 cell viability, affects cell cycle progression, and has variable effects on membrane permeability.  

PubMed

Bog bilberry (Vaccinium uliginosum L.) is a blue-pigmented edible berry related to bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) and the common blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum). The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of a bog bilberry anthocyanin extract (BBAE) on cell growth, membrane permeability, and cell cycle of 2 malignant cancer cell lines, Caco-2 and Hep-G2, and a nonmalignant murine 3T3-L1 cell line. BBAE contained 3 identified anthocyanins. The most abundant anthocyanin was cyanidin-3-glucoside (140.9 +/- 2.6 microg/mg of dry weight), followed by malvidin-3-glucoside (10.3 +/- 0.3 microg/mg) and malvidin-3-galactoside (8.1 +/- 0.4 microg/mg). Hep-G2 LC50 was calculated to be 0.563 +/- 0.04 mg/mL, Caco-2 LC50 was 0.390 +/- 0.30 mg/mL and 0.214 +/- 0.02 mg/mL for 3T3-L1 cells. LDH release, a marker of membrane permeability, was significantly increased in Hep-G2 cells and Caco-2 cells after 48 and 72 h compared to 24 h. The increase was 21% at 48 h and 57% at 72 h in Caco-2 cells and 66% and 139% in Hep-G2 cells compared to 24 h. However, 3T3-L1 cells showed an unexpected significant lower LDH activity (P < or = 0.05) after 72 h of exposure corresponding to a 21% reduction in LDH release. BBAE treatment increased sub-G1 in all 3 cell lines without influencing cells in the G2/M phase. BBAE treatment reduced the growth and increased the accumulation of sub-G1 cells in 2 malignant and 1 nonmalignant cell line; however, the effect on membrane permeability differs considerably between the malignant and nonmalignant cells and may in part be due to differences in cellular membrane composition. PMID:20492295

Liu, Jia; Zhang, Wei; Jing, Hao; Popovich, David G

2010-04-01

299

Determination of (239)Pu, (240)Pu, (241)Pu and (242)Pu at femtogram and attogram levels - evidence for the migration of fallout plutonium in an ombrotrophic peat bog profile.  

PubMed

The isotopic composition of plutonium ((239)Pu, (240)Pu, (241)Pu and (242)Pu) was investigated in a ?0.5 m long peat core from an ombrotrophic bog (Black Forest, Germany) using clean room procedures and accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS). This sophisticated analytical approach was ultimately needed to detect reliably the Pu concentrations present in the peat samples at femtogram (fg) and attogram (ag) levels. The mean (240)Pu/(239)Pu isotopic ratio of 0.19 ± 0.02 (N = 32) in the peat layers, representing approximately the last 80 years, was in good agreement with the accepted value of 0.18 for the global fallout in the Northern Hemisphere. This finding is largely supported by the corresponding and rather constant (241)Pu/(239)Pu (0.0012 ± 0.0005) and (242)Pu/(239)Pu (0.004 ± 0.001) ratios. Since the Pu isotopic composition characteristic of the global fallout was also identified in peat samples pre-dating the period of atmospheric atom bomb testing (AD 1956-AD 1980), migration of Pu within the peat profile is clearly indicated. These results highlight, for the first time, the mobility of Pu in a peat bog with implications for the migration of Pu in other acidic, organic rich environments such as forest soils and other wetland types. These findings constitute a direct observation of the behaviour of Pu at fg and ag levels in the environment. The AMS measurements of Pu concentrations (referring to a corresponding activity of (240+239)Pu from 0.07 mBq g(-1) to 5 mBq g(-1)) essentially confirm our a priori estimates based on existing (241)Am and (137)Cs data in the investigated peat core and agree well with the global fallout levels from the literature. Exclusively employing the Pu isotope ratios established for the peat samples, the date of the Pu irradiation (AD 1956, correctable to AD 1964) was calculated and subsequently compared to the (210)Pb age of the peat layers; this comparison provided an additional hint that global fallout derived Pu is not fixed in the peat column, but has migrated downwards along the peat profile to layers preceding the nuclear age. PMID:23478668

Quinto, Francesca; Hrnecek, Erich; Krachler, Michael; Shotyk, William; Steier, Peter; Winkler, Stephan R

2013-04-01

300

Oxalate deposition on asbestos bodies  

Microsoft Academic Search

We report on a deposition of oxalate crystals on ferruginous bodies after occupational exposure to asbestos demonstrated in 3 patients. We investigated the mechanism and possible significance of this deposition by testing the hypothesis that oxalate generated through nonenzymatic oxidation of ascorbate by asbestos-associated iron accounts for the deposition of the crystal on a ferruginous body. Crocidolite asbestos (1000 ?g\\/mL)

Andrew J Ghio; Victor L Roggli; Judy H Richards; Kay M Crissman; Jacqueline D Stonehuerner; Claude A Piantadosi

2003-01-01

301

The deposit size frequency method for estimating undiscovered uranium deposits  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The deposit size frequency (DSF) method has been developed as a generalization of the method that was used in the National Uranium Resource Evaluation (NURE) program to estimate the uranium endowment of the United States. The DSF method overcomes difficulties encountered during the NURE program when geologists were asked to provide subjective estimates of (1) the endowed fraction of an area judged favorable (factor F) for the occurrence of undiscovered uranium deposits and (2) the tons of endowed rock per unit area (factor T) within the endowed fraction of the favorable area. Because the magnitudes of factors F and T were unfamiliar to nearly all of the geologists, most geologists responded by estimating the number of undiscovered deposits likely to occur within the favorable area and the average size of these deposits. The DSF method combines factors F and T into a single factor (F??T) that represents the tons of endowed rock per unit area of the undiscovered deposits within the favorable area. Factor F??T, provided by the geologist, is the estimated number of undiscovered deposits per unit area in each of a number of specified deposit-size classes. The number of deposit-size classes and the size interval of each class are based on the data collected from the deposits in known (control) areas. The DSF method affords greater latitude in making subjective estimates than the NURE method and emphasizes more of the everyday experience of exploration geologists. Using the DSF method, new assessments have been made for the "young, organic-rich" surficial uranium deposits in Washington and idaho and for the solution-collapse breccia pipe uranium deposits in the Grand Canyon region in Arizona and adjacent Utah. ?? 1993 Oxford University Press.

McCammon, R.B.; Finch, W.I.

1993-01-01

302

Top-Down Nanomanufacturing: Deposition  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This overview of nanotechnology is presented by the NaMCATE project. According to the introductory page, "in related silicon processes for fabrication of MEMS (microelectromechanical devices), deposition of so-called sacrificial layers of oxides or other material are made, and then these layers are removed to free the moving mechanical components from being bonded to the surface." In this module, the various deposition processes are described. Additionally, the module provides three learning activities titled Sputtering Copper, Evaporative Deposition, and Electrochemical Deposition and Chemical Etching. Lastly, a performance assessment and powerpoint presentation are included.Users must create a free login in order to access materials.

2011-09-22

303

Sediment and Depositional Environments lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Students will investigate sediment and depositional environments utilizing several different research tools. They will utilize a "Sedimentator" settling tube to investigate energy influences in a depositional environment. Students will investigate hand samples of a coal suite to connect their observations to an understanding of its depositional environment. They will utilize the a USGS web site to make observations concerning Hurricane Katrina sediment transport and deposition. Students will utilize microscopes to make comparisons of different kinds of beach sand, their sources and ultimately the resultant rock types.

Ann Hadley

304

Chemical vapor deposition growth  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The chemical vapor deposition (CVD) method for the growth of Si sheet on inexpensive substrate materials is investigated. The objective is to develop CVD techniques for producing large areas of Si sheet on inexpensive substrate materials, with sheet properties suitable for fabricating solar cells meeting the technical goals of the Low Cost Silicon Solar Array Project. Specific areas covered include: (1) modification and test of existing CVD reactor system; (2) identification and/or development of suitable inexpensive substrate materials; (3) experimental investigation of CVD process parameters using various candidate substrate materials; (4) preparation of Si sheet samples for various special studies, including solar cell fabrication; (5) evaluation of the properties of the Si sheet material produced by the CVD process; and (6) fabrication and evaluation of experimental solar cell structures, using standard and near-standard processing techniques.

Ruth, R. P.; Manasevit, H. M.; Kenty, J. L.; Moudy, L. A.; Simpson, W. I.; Yang, J. J.

1976-01-01

305

DRY DEPOSITION FLUX CALCULATIONS FOR THE NATIONAL DRY DEPOSITION NETWORK  

EPA Science Inventory

The National Dry Deposition Network (NDDN) was established in 1987 to document the magnitude, spatial variability, and trends in dry deposition of ozone and acidic particles and gases across the United States. urrently, the network consists of 50 stations: 1 in the eastern United...

306

Deciphering human-climate interactions in an ombrotrophic peat record: REE, Nd and Pb isotope signatures of dust supplies over the last 2500 years (Misten bog, Belgium)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A high-resolution peat record from Eastern Belgium reveals the chronology of dust deposition for the last 2500 years. REE and lithogenic elements in addition to Nd and Pb isotopes were measured in a 173 cm age-dated peat profile and provide a continuous chronology of dust source and intensity. Calculated dust flux show pronounced increases c. 300 BC, 600 AD, 1000 AD, 1200 AD and from 1700 AD, corresponding to local and regional human activities combined with climate change. The Industrial Revolution samples (1700-1950 AD) are characterised by a significant enrichment in Sc-normalised REE abundance (sum REE/Sc > 25) due to intensive coal combustion. For the pre-Industrial Revolution samples, the Sc-normalised REE abundance (10 < Sum REE/Sc < 25) and the ?Nd variability (-13 to -9) are interpreted by a mixing between dust particles from local soils and long-range transport of desert particles. Three periods characterised by dominant-distal sources (c. 320 AD, 1000 AD and 1700 AD) are consistent with local wetter-than-average intervals as indicated by a lower degree of peat humification. Local erosion prevails during the drier (higher humification) intervals (100 AD, 600 AD). On a global scale, more distal supplies are driven during colder periods, in particular during the Oort and Maunder minima, suggesting a potential link between dust deposition and global climate. Combining REE abundance, fractionation between Light REE and Heavy REE and Nd isotope data in ombrotrophic peat allows one to distinguish between dust flux changes related to human and climate forcings.

Fagel, N.; Allan, M.; Le Roux, G.; Mattielli, N.; Piotrowska, N.; Sikorski, J.

2014-06-01

307

Deposition parameters influences in pulsed laser deposition by plume reflection  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Pulsed laser deposition (PLD) is widely used to prepare various kinds of thin films. From many experimental results the film surface has been found to be strongly affected by so-called droplets, which are relatively large target material particles in solid or liquid state carried with the plume. In order to satisfy both purposes of high deposition rate and good quality by the PLD, we have investigated the plume reflection process from the viewpoint to avoid the big particles deposited on the substrate. In the present paper we investigate the influences of the system parameters on surface thin film quality and the deposition rate. Some optimization proposals are also included for this deposition technique.

Marcu, Aurelian; Grigoriu, Constantin; Jiang, Weihua; Yatsui, Kiyoshi

2003-10-01

308

Enhanced nitrogen deposition over China.  

PubMed

China is experiencing intense air pollution caused in large part by anthropogenic emissions of reactive nitrogen. These emissions result in the deposition of atmospheric nitrogen (N) in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, with implications for human and ecosystem health, greenhouse gas balances and biological diversity. However, information on the magnitude and environmental impact of N deposition in China is limited. Here we use nationwide data sets on bulk N deposition, plant foliar N and crop N uptake (from long-term unfertilized soils) to evaluate N deposition dynamics and their effect on ecosystems across China between 1980 and 2010. We find that the average annual bulk deposition of N increased by approximately 8?kilograms of nitrogen per hectare (P?deposition rates in the industrialized and agriculturally intensified regions of China are as high as the peak levels of deposition in northwestern Europe in the 1980s, before the introduction of mitigation measures. Nitrogen from ammonium (NH4(+)) is the dominant form of N in bulk deposition, but the rate of increase is largest for deposition of N from nitrate (NO3(-)), in agreement with decreased ratios of NH3 to NOx emissions since 1980. We also find that the impact of N deposition on Chinese ecosystems includes significantly increased plant foliar N concentrations in natural and semi-natural (that is, non-agricultural) ecosystems and increased crop N uptake from long-term-unfertilized croplands. China and other economies are facing a continuing challenge to reduce emissions of reactive nitrogen, N deposition and their negative effects on human health and the environment. PMID:23426264

Liu, Xuejun; Zhang, Ying; Han, Wenxuan; Tang, Aohan; Shen, Jianlin; Cui, Zhenling; Vitousek, Peter; Erisman, Jan Willem; Goulding, Keith; Christie, Peter; Fangmeier, Andreas; Zhang, Fusuo

2013-02-28

309

SOIL REACTION AND ACIDIC DEPOSITION  

EPA Science Inventory

This chapter discusses the major chemical processes by which acidic deposition interacts with soils. he focus is on forest soils, as the effects of acidic deposition on soils used for production of food and fiber are generally small compared to effects of agricultural practices s...

310

Deposited films with improved microstructures  

DOEpatents

Methods for improving microstructures of line-of-sight deposited films are described. Columnar growth defects ordinarily produced by geometrical shadowing during deposition of such films are eliminated without resorting to post-deposition thermal or mechanical treatments. The native, as-deposited coating qualities, including homogeneity, fine grain size, and high coating-to-substrate adherence, can thus be retained. The preferred method includes the steps of emitting material from a source toward a substrate to deposit a coating non-uniformly on the substrate surface, removing a portion of the coating uniformly over the surface, again depositing material onto the surface, but from a different direction, and repeating the foregoing steps. The quality of line-of-sight deposited films such as those produced by sputtering, progressively deteriorates as the angle of incidence between the flux and the surface becomes increasingly acute. Depositing non-uniformly, so that the coating becomes progressively thinner as quality deteriorates, followed by uniformly removing some of the coating, such as by resputtering, eliminates the poor quality portions, leaving only high quality portions of the coating. Subsequently sputtering from a different direction applies a high quality coating to other regions of the surface. Such steps can be performed either simultaneously or sequentially to apply coatings of a uniformly high quality, closed microstructure to three-dimensional or large planar surfaces.

Patten, James W. (Richland, WA); Moss, Ronald W. (Richland, WA); McClanahan, Edwin D. (Richland, WA)

1984-01-01

311

Variable temperature semiconductor film deposition  

DOEpatents

A method of depositing a semiconductor material on a substrate is disclosed. The method sequentially comprises (a) providing the semiconductor material in a depositable state such as a vapor for deposition on the substrate; (b) depositing the semiconductor material on the substrate while heating the substrate to a first temperature sufficient to cause the semiconductor material to form a first film layer having a first grain size; (c) continually depositing the semiconductor material on the substrate while cooling the substrate to a second temperature sufficient to cause the semiconductor material to form a second film layer deposited on the first film layer and having a second grain size smaller than the first grain size; and (d) raising the substrate temperature, while either continuing or not continuing to deposit semiconductor material to form a third film layer, to thereby anneal the film layers into a single layer having favorable efficiency characteristics in photovoltaic applications. A preferred semiconductor material is cadmium telluride deposited on a glass/tin oxide substrate already having thereon a film layer of cadmium sulfide.

Li, X.; Sheldon, P.

1998-01-27

312

Variable temperature semiconductor film deposition  

DOEpatents

A method of depositing a semiconductor material on a substrate. The method sequentially comprises (a) providing the semiconductor material in a depositable state such as a vapor for deposition on the substrate; (b) depositing the semiconductor material on the substrate while heating the substrate to a first temperature sufficient to cause the semiconductor material to form a first film layer having a first grain size; (c) continually depositing the semiconductor material on the substrate while cooling the substrate to a second temperature sufficient to cause the semiconductor material to form a second film layer deposited on the first film layer and having a second grain size smaller than the first grain size; and (d) raising the substrate temperature, while either continuing or not continuing to deposit semiconductor material to form a third film layer, to thereby anneal the film layers into a single layer having favorable efficiency characteristics in photovoltaic applications. A preferred semiconductor material is cadmium telluride deposited on a glass/tin oxide substrate already having thereon a film layer of cadmium sulfide.

Li, Xiaonan (Golden, CO); Sheldon, Peter (Lakewood, CO)

1998-01-01

313

Environmental Studies of Mineral Deposits in Alaska  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This collection of articles summarizes environmental geochemical studies of metallic mineral deposits in Alaska, including sulfide, gold, mercury, chromium, and uranium mines and deposits. The studies report metal and acid concentrations in samples collected around such mines and deposits, and evaluate environmental effects of the deposits. An introduction explains geochemical processes, how metals enter environments downstream from mineral deposits, and background geochemical studies. Other articles are: Studies of Mineral Deposits Rich in Heavy Metals; Environmental Geochemistry of Mercury Mines in Southwestern Alaska; Environmental Geochemistry of Alaskan Gold Deposits; Geochemistry of Surface Waters Draining Alaskan Chromite Deposits; and Radioactivity Concerns of Uranium and Thorium Deposits at Bokan Mountain, Southeastern Alaska.

1996-01-01

314

Hydrothermal alteration of organic matter in uranium ores, Elliot Lake, Canada: Implications for selected organic-rich deposits  

SciTech Connect

Organic matter in the uraniferous Matinenda Formation, Elliot Lake, is preserved in the forms of syngenetic kerogen and solid bitumen as it is in many of the Oklo uranium deposits and in the Witwatersrand gold-uranium ores. The Elliot Lake kerogen is a vitrinite-like material considered to be remnants of the Precambrian cyanobacterial mats. The kerogen at Elliot Lake has reflectances (in oil) ranging from 2.63-7.31% RO{sub max}, high aromaticity, relatively low (0.41-0.60) atomic H/C ratios, and it contains cryptocrystalline graphite. Bitumen, present primarily as dispersed globules (up to 0.5 mm dia.), has reflectances from 0.72-1.32% RO{sub max}, atomic H/C ratios of 0.71-0.81, and is somewhat less aromatic than the kerogen. Overall similarity in molecular compositions indicates that liquid bitumen was derived from kerogen by processes similar to hydrous pyrolysis. The carbon isotopic composition of kerogen ({minus}15.62 to {minus}24.72%), and the now solid bitumen ({minus}25.91 to {minus}33.00%) are compatible with these processes. Despite having been subjected to several thermal episodes, ca. 2.45 Ga old kerogen of microbiological origin here survived as testimony of the antiquity of life on Earth. U-Pb isotopic data from discrete kerogen grains at Elliot Lake form a scattered array intersecting concordia at 2130 {+-} 100 Ma, correspond to the Nipissing event. U-Pb systems were totally reset by this event. Uranium and lead show subsequently partial mobility, the average of which is indicated by the lower concordia intersect of 550 {+-} 260 Ma. The migrated bitumen contains virtually no uranium and thorium but has a large excess of {sup 206}Pb, which indicates that the once liquid bitumen must have acted as a sink for mobile intermediate decay products of {sup 238}U. Emplacement of the Nipissing diabase may have been responsible for producing the bitumen and, indirectly, for its enrichment in {sup 206}Pb as a result of outgassing of {sup 222}Rn.

Mossman, D.J. [Mount Allison Univ., Sackville (Canada)] [Mount Allison Univ., Sackville (Canada); Nagy, B. [Univ. of Arizona, Tucson (United States)] [Univ. of Arizona, Tucson (United States); Davis, D.W. [Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario (Canada)] [Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario (Canada)

1993-07-01

315

Chemical vapor deposition growth  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The objective was to investigate and develop chemical vapor deposition (CVD) techniques for the growth of large areas of Si sheet on inexpensive substrate materials, with resulting sheet properties suitable for fabricating solar cells that would meet the technical goals of the Low Cost Silicon Solar Array Project. The program involved six main technical tasks: (1) modification and test of an existing vertical-chamber CVD reactor system; (2) identification and/or development of suitable inexpensive substrate materials; (3) experimental investigation of CVD process parameters using various candidate substrate materials; (4) preparation of Si sheet samples for various special studies, including solar cell fabrication; (5) evaluation of the properties of the Si sheet material produced by the CVD process; and (6) fabrication and evaluation of experimental solar cell structures, using impurity diffusion and other standard and near-standard processing techniques supplemented late in the program by the in situ CVD growth of n(+)/p/p(+) sheet structures subsequently processed into experimental cells.

Ruth, R. P.; Manasevit, H. M.; Campbell, A. G.; Johnson, R. E.; Kenty, J. L.; Moudy, L. A.; Shaw, G. L.; Simpson, W. I.; Yang, J. J.

1978-01-01

316

Deposition on silicone hydrogel lenses.  

PubMed

The interaction between a contact lens, the ocular surface, and the tear film is vital for successful contact lens wear. It has long been known that both organic and inorganic tear film and ocular surface-related components deposit on contact lenses. Over the years, significant emphasis has been placed on understanding the interaction between protein and lipid deposits on contact lenses. It has become well recognized that the polymer composition of the contact lens material has a significant impact on the trends associated with deposition patterns. Likewise, other factors such as lens care, compliance, and the environment all may play a role in observed trends in deposition patterns. Finally, it is important to note the methodology used when studying contact lens deposition, as the methodological approach used may lead to variability in findings compared with other studies using differing methodologies. Going forward, it is important to develop both standardized and unique methodologies that lead to new insights into contact lens deposition patterns that ultimately are able to detect associations with in vivo performance and adverse events. The objective of this article is to review contemporary methods and findings relating to deposition on silicone hydrogel materials. PMID:23266585

Nichols, Jason J

2013-01-01

317

Atmospheric Mercury Deposition Monitoring ? National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP)  

EPA Science Inventory

The National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP) developed and operates a collaborative network of atmospheric mercury monitoring sites based in North America ? the Atmospheric Mercury Network (AMNet). The justification for the network was growing interest and demand from many ...

318

Deposition + Erosion = Textures  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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Released 7 May 2003

Toward the westernmost extent of the Medusae Fossae Formation, a 5000+ km long belt of eroding sediments, the interleaving of erosional surfaces produces dramatic textural variations. In the lower third of this image, the cross-hatched MFF layer is being stripped back from a surface that was already heavily eroded before the MFF layer was deposited. Also, note the sinuous and, in places, dendritic ridges that are either linear dunes or inverted channels.

Image information: VIS instrument. Latitude -3.9, Longitude 154.1East (205.9). 19 meter/pixel resolution.

Note: this THEMIS visual image has not been radiometrically nor geometrically calibrated for this preliminary release. An empirical correction has been performed to remove instrumental effects. A linear shift has been applied in the cross-track and down-track direction to approximate spacecraft and planetary motion. Fully calibrated and geometrically projected images will be released through the Planetary Data System in accordance with Project policies at a later time.

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory manages the 2001 Mars Odyssey mission for NASA's Office of Space Science, Washington, D.C. The Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) was developed by Arizona State University, Tempe, in collaboration with Raytheon Santa Barbara Remote Sensing. The THEMIS investigation is led by Dr. Philip Christensen at Arizona State University. Lockheed Martin Astronautics, Denver, is the prime contractor for the Odyssey project, and developed and built the orbiter. Mission operations are conducted jointly from Lockheed Martin and from JPL, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

2003-01-01

319

Particle deposition in ventilation ducts  

SciTech Connect

Exposure to airborne particles is detrimental to human health and indoor exposures dominate total exposures for most people. The accidental or intentional release of aerosolized chemical and biological agents within or near a building can lead to exposures of building occupants to hazardous agents and costly building remediation. Particle deposition in heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems may significantly influence exposures to particles indoors, diminish HVAC performance and lead to secondary pollutant release within buildings. This dissertation advances the understanding of particle behavior in HVAC systems and the fates of indoor particles by means of experiments and modeling. Laboratory experiments were conducted to quantify particle deposition rates in horizontal ventilation ducts using real HVAC materials. Particle deposition experiments were conducted in steel and internally insulated ducts at air speeds typically found in ventilation ducts, 2-9 m/s. Behaviors of monodisperse particles with diameters in the size range 1-16 {micro}m were investigated. Deposition rates were measured in straight ducts with a fully developed turbulent flow profile, straight ducts with a developing turbulent flow profile, in duct bends and at S-connector pieces located at duct junctions. In straight ducts with fully developed turbulence, experiments showed deposition rates to be highest at duct floors, intermediate at duct walls, and lowest at duct ceilings. Deposition rates to a given surface increased with an increase in particle size or air speed. Deposition was much higher in internally insulated ducts than in uninsulated steel ducts. In most cases, deposition in straight ducts with developing turbulence, in duct bends and at S-connectors at duct junctions was higher than in straight ducts with fully developed turbulence. Measured deposition rates were generally higher than predicted by published models. A model incorporating empirical equations based on the experimental measurements was applied to evaluate particle losses in supply and return duct runs. Model results suggest that duct losses are negligible for particle sizes less than 1 {micro}m and complete for particle sizes greater than 50 {micro}m. Deposition to insulated ducts, horizontal duct floors and bends are predicted to control losses in duct systems. When combined with models for HVAC filtration and deposition to indoor surfaces to predict the ultimate fates of particles within buildings, these results suggest that ventilation ducts play only a small role in determining indoor particle concentrations, especially when HVAC filtration is present. However, the measured and modeled particle deposition rates are expected to be important for ventilation system contamination.

Sippola, Mark R.

2002-09-01

320

Synimpact Crater-Fill Deposits  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Five coreholes (Exmore, Kiptopeke, NASA Langley, North, Bayside) have sampled crater-fill deposits of the Chesapeake Bay crater,\\u000a and two others (Windmill Point, Newport News) have sampled partly equivalent deposits outside the outer rim (Fig. 6.1Fig. 6.2Fig. 6.3AFig. 6.3B, CD-ROM.7; Table 1.2). The crater-fill deposits can be subdivided into several distinctive units, which we will discuss in\\u000a chronostratigraphic order from oldest

C. Wylie Poag; Christian Koeberl; Wolf Uwe Reimold

321

Plasma Deposition of Amorphous Silicon  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Strongly adhering films of silicon are deposited directly on such materials as Pyrex and Vycor (or equivalent materials) and aluminum by a non-equilibrium plasma jet. Amorphous silicon films are formed by decomposition of silicon tetrachloride or trichlorosilane in the plasma. Plasma-jet technique can also be used to deposit an adherent silicon film on aluminum from silane and to dope such films with phosphorus. Ability to deposit silicon films on such readily available, inexpensive substrates could eventually lead to lower cost photovoltaic cells.

Calcote, H. F.

1982-01-01

322

24 CFR 880.608 - Security deposits.  

... 2014-04-01 false Security deposits. 880.608 Section...PROGRAM FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION Management § 880.608 Security deposits. (a) At the...require each family to pay a security deposit in an amount...

2014-04-01

323

7 CFR 1.148 - Depositions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...manner of the deposition (telephone, audio-visual telecommunication, or personal...determines that conducting the deposition by audio-visual telecommunication: (i) Is...determines that a deposition conducted by audio-visual telecommunication would...

2011-01-01

324

7 CFR 1.148 - Depositions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...manner of the deposition (telephone, audio-visual telecommunication, or personal...determines that conducting the deposition by audio-visual telecommunication: (i) Is...determines that a deposition conducted by audio-visual telecommunication would...

2012-01-01

325

7 CFR 1.148 - Depositions.  

...manner of the deposition (telephone, audio-visual telecommunication, or personal...determines that conducting the deposition by audio-visual telecommunication: (i) Is...determines that a deposition conducted by audio-visual telecommunication would...

2014-01-01

326

7 CFR 1.148 - Depositions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...manner of the deposition (telephone, audio-visual telecommunication, or personal...determines that conducting the deposition by audio-visual telecommunication: (i) Is...determines that a deposition conducted by audio-visual telecommunication would...

2013-01-01

327

WET DEPOSITION AND SNOWPACK MONITORING  

EPA Science Inventory

Accurate measurement of snowfall is critical to the assessment of acidic deposition trends, particularly in areas where snow represents 30 percent or more of the annual precipitation. Such areas include the intermountain west, characterized by complex topography and meterology, h...

328

Liquefaction in Deposits of River  

USGS Multimedia Gallery

Liquefaction in recent deposits of San Lorenzo River caused cracking and differential settling of river levee southeast of Riverside Avenue Bridge. Bridge piers and the north abutment area were also damaged by liquefaction....

2009-01-26

329

Modeling Deposition of Inhaled Particles  

EPA Science Inventory

The mathematical modeling of the deposition and distribution of inhaled aerosols within human lungs is an invaluable tool in predicting both the health risks associated with inhaled environmental aerosols and the therapeutic dose delivered by inhaled pharmacological drugs. Howeve...

330

The zeolite deposits of Greece  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Zeolites are present in altered pyroclastic rocks at many localities in Greece, and large deposits of potential economic interest are present in three areas: (1) the Evros region of the province of Thrace in the north-eastern part of the Greek mainland; (2) the islands of Kimolos and Poliegos in the western Aegean; and (3) the island of Samos in the eastern Aegean Sea. The deposits in Thrace are of Eocene-Oligocene age and are rich in heulandite and/or clinoptilolite. Those of Kimolos and Poliegos are mainly Quaternary and are rich in mordenite. Those of Samos are Miocene, and are rich in clinoptilolite and/or analcime. The deposits in Thrace are believed to have formed in an open hydrological system by the action of meteoric water, and those of the western Aegean islands in a similar way but under conditions of high heat flow, whereas the deposits in Samos were formed in a saline-alkaline lake.

Stamatakis, M.G.; Hall, A.; Hein, J.R.

1996-01-01

331

Asphalt deposition in miscible floods  

E-print Network

ASPHALT DEPOSITION IN MISCIBLE FLOODS A Thesis By SYED MIR AHMED HASAN Submitted to the Graduate College of the Texas . ASM University partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE January, 1964 Major Subject...: Petroleum Engineering ASPHALT DEPOSITION IN MISCIBLE FLOODS A Thesis By SYED MIR AHMED HASAN Approved as to style and content by: (Chairman of Committee) ommittee Member) Committee Member) Head of Department), (Co 'ttee Member) January, f964...

Hasan, Syed Mir Ahmed

1964-01-01

332

Chemical enhancement of surface deposition  

DOEpatents

A method and apparatus for increasing the deposition of ions onto a surface, such as the adsorption of uranium ions on the detecting surface of a radionuclide detector. The method includes the step of exposing the surface to a complexing agent, such as a phosphate ion solution, which has an affinity for the dissolved species to be deposited on the surface. This provides, for example, enhanced sensitivity of the radionuclide detector.

Patch, Keith D. (Lexington, MA); Morgan, Dean T. (Sudbury, MA)

1997-07-29

333

Vapor deposition of hardened niobium  

DOEpatents

A method of coating ceramic nuclear fuel particles containing a major amount of an actinide ceramic in which the particles are placed in a fluidized bed maintained at ca. 800.degree. to ca. 900.degree. C., and niobium pentachloride vapor and carbon tetrachloride vapor are led into the bed, whereby niobium metal is deposited on the particles and carbon is deposited interstitially within the niobium. Coating apparatus used in the method is also disclosed.

Blocher, Jr., John M. (Columbus, OH); Veigel, Neil D. (Columbus, OH); Landrigan, Richard B. (Columbus, OH)

1983-04-19

334

Plasma deposition of oxide cathodes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Vacuum arc deposition is employed to create a barium and/or strontium plasma which is subsequently deposited/implanted onto a nickel cathode substrate. The primary motivation for this work is the critical need for a reliable, repeatable, long-lived thermionic cathode for the production of high power, microsecond duration microwave pulses; such cathodes may also have applicability for lower current density continuous wave devices. This novel approach to manufacturing an oxide cathode eliminates the binders that may subsequently (and unpredictably) poison cathode emission. Removal of the poisoning mechanisms has yielded oxide cathodes capable of emission densities in the 20 A/cm2 regime. Cathode lifetime and emission may be varied via the control over the deposition parameters such as coating thickness, implantation energy, and plasma stoichiometry. The deposition is performed by generating a cathodic arc discharge at the surface of a barium or barium-strontium alloy rod. The metal plasma thus created is then deposited on the substrate which can be negatively biased to encourage implantation during the deposition process. The deposition is performed with sufficient background oxygen present to oxidize the highly reactive metal coating. The plasma deposition is monitored via a rate thickness monitor, an optical emission spectrometer for plasma composition information, and an electrostatic Langmuir probe for the determination of the plasma density and temperature profile. Cathodes thus produced are analyzed by drawing pulsed current at a constant voltage for various values of decreasing cathode temperature in order to generate practical work function distributions which provide an indication of the quality and expected life time of the cathode. In support of analyzing these cathodes (as well as a variety of cathodes from other sources), a complete UHV cathode test and analysis system has been assembled which includes 3-D beam profiling, advanced temperature measurement, residual gas analysis, bulk cold work function measurement, and surface analysis with depth profiling.

Umstattd, R.; Pi, T.; Luhmann, N.; Scheitrum, G.; Caryotakis, G.; Miram, G.

1999-05-01

335

U-Pb SHRIMP dating of uraniferous opals  

USGS Publications Warehouse

U-Pb and U-series analyses of four U-rich opal samples using sensitive high-resolution ion microprobe (SHRIMP) demonstrate the potential of this technique for the dating of opals with ages ranging from several tens of thousand years to millions of years. The major advantages of the technique, compared to the conventional thermal ionisation mass spectrometry (TIMS), are the high spatial resolution (???20 ??m), the ability to analyse in situ all isotopes required to determine both U-Pb and U-series ages, and a relatively short analysis time which allows obtaining a growth rate of opal as a result of a single SHRIMP session. There are two major limitations to this method, determined by both current level of development of ion probes and understanding of ion sputtering processes. First, sufficient secondary ion beam intensities can only be obtained for opal samples with U concentrations in excess of ???20 ??g/g. However, this restriction still permits dating of a large variety of opals. Second, U-Pb ratios in all analyses drifted with time and were only weakly correlated with changes in other ratios (such as U/UO). This drift, which is difficult to correct for, remains the main factor currently limiting the precision and accuracy of the U-Pb SHRIMP opal ages. Nevertheless, an assumption of similar behaviour of standard and unknown opals under similar analytical conditions allowed successful determination of ages with precisions of ???10% for the samples investigated in this study. SHRIMP-based U-series and U-Pb ages are consistent with TIMS dating results of the same materials and known geological timeframes. ?? 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Nemchin, A.A.; Neymark, L.A.; Simons, S.L.

2006-01-01

336

A radon progeny deposition model  

SciTech Connect

The next generation low-background detectors operating underground aim for unprecedented low levels of radioactive backgrounds. Although the radioactive decays of airborne radon (particularly {sup 222}Rn) and its subsequent progeny present in an experiment are potential backgrounds, also problematic is the deposition of radon progeny on detector materials. Exposure to radon at any stage of assembly of an experiment can result in surface contamination by progeny supported by the long half life (22 y) of {sup 210}Pb on sensitive locations of a detector. An understanding of the potential surface contamination from deposition will enable requirements of radon-reduced air and clean room environments for the assembly of low background experiments. It is known that there are a number of environmental factors that govern the deposition of progeny onto surfaces. However, existing models have not explored the impact of some environmental factors important for low background experiments. A test stand has been constructed to deposit radon progeny on various surfaces under a controlled environment in order to develop a deposition model. Results from this test stand and the resulting deposition model are presented.

Rielage, Keith [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Elliott, Steven R [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hime, Andrew [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Guiseppe, Vincent E [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Westerdale, S. [MIT

2010-12-01

337

A Radon Progeny Deposition Model  

SciTech Connect

The next generation low-background detectors operating underground aim for unprecedented low levels of radioactive backgrounds. Although the radioactive decays of airborne radon (particularly {sup 222}Rn) and its subsequent progeny present in an experiment are potential backgrounds, also problematic is the deposition of radon progeny on detector materials. Exposure to radon at any stage of assembly of an experiment can result in surface contamination by progeny supported by the long half life (22 y) of {sup 210}Pb on sensitive locations of a detector. An understanding of the potential surface contamination from deposition will enable requirements of radon-reduced air and clean room environments for the assembly of low background experiments. It is known that there are a number of environmental factors that govern the deposition of progeny onto surfaces. However, existing models have not explored the impact of some environmental factors important for low background experiments. A test stand has been constructed to deposit radon progeny on various surfaces under a controlled environment in order to develop a deposition model. Results from this test stand and the resulting deposition model are presented.

Guiseppe, V. E. [University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota 57069 (United States); Elliott, S. R.; Hime, A.; Rielage, K. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States); Westerdale, S. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States); Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States)

2011-04-27

338

A Radon Progeny Deposition Model  

E-print Network

The next generation low-background detectors operating underground aim for unprecedented low levels of radioactive backgrounds. Although the radioactive decays of airborne radon (particularly Rn-222) and its subsequent progeny present in an experiment are potential backgrounds, also problematic is the deposition of radon progeny on detector materials. Exposure to radon at any stage of assembly of an experiment can result in surface contamination by progeny supported by the long half life (22 y) of Pb-210 on sensitive locations of a detector. An understanding of the potential surface contamination from deposition will enable requirements of radon-reduced air and clean room environments for the assembly of low background experiments. It is known that there are a number of environmental factors that govern the deposition of progeny onto surfaces. However, existing models have not explored the impact of some environmental factors important for low background experiments. A test stand has been constructed to deposit radon progeny on various surfaces under a controlled environment in order to develop a deposition model. Results from this test stand and the resulting deposition model are presented.

V. E. Guiseppe; S. R. Elliott; A. Hime; K. Rielage; S. Westerdale

2010-12-30

339

Characterization of zirconium thin films deposited by pulsed laser deposition  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Zirconium (Zr) thin films deposited on Si (100) by pulsed laser deposition (PLD) at different pulse repetition rates are investigated. The deposited Zr films exhibit a polycrystalline structure, and the X-ray diffraction (XRD) patterns of the films show the ? Zr phase. Due to the morphology variation of the target and the laser—plasma interaction, the deposition rate significantly decreases from 0.0431 Å/pulse at 2 Hz to 0.0189 Å/pulse at 20 Hz. The presence of droplets on the surface of the deposited film, which is one of the main disadvantages of the PLD, is observed at various pulse repetition rates. Statistical results show that the dimension and the density of the droplets increase with an increasing pulse repetition rate. We find that the source of droplets is the liquid layer formed under the target surface. The dense nanoparticles covered on the film surface are observed through atomic force microscopy (AFM). The root mean square (RMS) roughness caused by valleys and islands on the film surface initially increases and then decreases with the increasing pulse repetition rate. The results of our investigation will be useful to optimize the synthesis conditions of the Zr films.

Liu, Wei; Wan, Jing-Ping; Cai, Wu-Peng; Liang, Jian-Hua; Zhou, Xiao-Song; Long, Xing-Gui

2014-09-01

340

Metal film deposition by laser breakdown chemical vapor deposition  

SciTech Connect

Dielectric breakdown of gas mixtures can be used to deposit homogeneous thin films by chemical vapor deposition with appropriate control of flow and pressure conditions to suppress gas phase nucleation and particle formation. Using a pulsed CO/sub 2/ laser operating at 10.6 microns where there is no significant resonant absorption in any of the source gases, we have succeeded in depositing homogeneous films from several gas phase precursors by gas phase laser pyrolysis. Nickel and molybdenum from the respective carbonyls and tungsten from the hexafluoride have been examined to date. In each case the gas precursor is buffered to reduce the partial pressure of the reactants and to induce breakdown. The films are spectrally reflective and uniform over a large area. Films have been characterized by Auger electron spectroscopy, x-ray diffraction, pull tests, and resistivity measurements. The highest quality films have resulted from the nickel depositions. Detailed x-ray diffraction analysis of these films yields a very small domain size (approx. 50 A) consistent with rapid quenching from the gas phase reaction zone. This analysis also shows nickel carbide formation consistent with the temperature of the reaction zone and the Auger electron spectroscopy results which show some carbon and oxygen incorporation (8% and 1% respectively). Gas phase transport and condensation of the molybdenum carbonyl results in substantial carbon and oxygen contamination of the molybdenum films requiring heated substrates, a requirement not consistent with the goals of the program to maximize the quench rate of the deposition. Results from tungsten deposition experiments representing a reduction chemistry instead of the decomposition chemistry involved in the carbonyl experiments are also reported.

Jervis, T.R.

1985-01-01

341

Restoration of uranium solution mining deposits  

SciTech Connect

A process is provided for restoring an ore deposit after uranium solution mining using ammonium carbonate leaching solutions has ceased. The process involves flushing the deposit with an aqueous solution of a potassium salt during which potassium ions exchange with ammonium ions remaining in the deposit. The ammonium containing flushing solution is withdrawn from the deposit for disposal.

Devries, F.W.; Lawes, B.C.

1982-01-19

342

AZO electrodes deposited by atomic layer deposition for OLED fabrication  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this work, we present a comparative study of optimized AZO electrodes deposited by Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) with commercial ITO in terms of electrical, optical and structural properties. Despite a lower figure of merit mainly due to a higher sheet resistance, AZO-based OLEDs are shown to present a current density five times higher than ITO-based ones for the same applied voltage. These AZO electrodes fabricated by ALD could thus be promising substitutes for conventional ITO anodes in organic electronic devices.

Dugrenil, B.; Séguy, I.; Lee, Hsin-Ying; Camps, T.; Lin, Y.-C.; Doucet, J. B.; Chiu, Y.-S.; Salvagnac, L.; Bedel-Pereira, E.; Ternisien, M.; Lee, C. T.; Bardinal, V.

2014-05-01

343

Deposition of ozone to tundra  

SciTech Connect

Eddy correlation measurements of O3 deposition fluxes to tundra during the Arctic Boundary Layer Expedition (ABLE 3A) are reported. The mean O[sub 3] deposition velocity was 0.24 cm/s in the daytime and 0.12 cm/s at night. The day-to-day difference in deposition velocity was driven by both atmospheric stability and surface reactivity. The mean surface resistance to O[sub 3] deposition was 2.6 s/cm in the daytime and 3.4 s/cm at night. The relatively low surface resistance at night is attributed to light-insensitive uptake of O[sub 3] at dry upland tundra surfaces. The small day-tonight difference in surface resistance is attributed to additional stomatal uptake by wet meadow tundra plants in the daytime. The mean O[sub 3] deposition flux to the world north of 60 deg N in July-August is estimated at 8.2 x 10 exp 10 molecules/sq cm/s. Suppression of photochemical loss by small anthropogenic inputs of nitrogen oxides could have a major effect on O[sub 3] concentrations in the summertime Arctic troposphere. 34 refs.

Jacob, D.J.; Fan, S.M.; Wofsy, S.C.; Spiro, P.A.; Bakwin, P.S.; Ritter, J.A.; Browell, E.V.; Gregory, G.L.; Fitzjarrald, D.R.; Moore, K.E. (Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA (United States) NASA, Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA (United States) New York State Univ., Albany (United States))

1992-10-01

344

Deposition of ozone to tundra  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Eddy correlation measurements of O3 deposition fluxes to tundra during the Arctic Boundary Layer Expedition (ABLE 3A) are reported. The mean O3 deposition velocity was 0.24 cm/s in the daytime and 0.12 cm/s at night. The day-to-day difference in deposition velocity was driven by both atmospheric stability and surface reactivity. The mean surface resistance to O3 deposition was 2.6 s/cm in the daytime and 3.4 s/cm at night. The relatively low surface resistance at night is attributed to light-insensitive uptake of O3 at dry upland tundra surfaces. The small day-tonight difference in surface resistance is attributed to additional stomatal uptake by wet meadow tundra plants in the daytime. The mean O3 deposition flux to the world north of 60 deg N in July-August is estimated at 8.2 x 10 exp 10 molecules/sq cm/s. Suppression of photochemical loss by small anthropogenic inputs of nitrogen oxides could have a major effect on O3 concentrations in the summertime Arctic troposphere.

Jacob, D. J.; Fan, S.-M.; Wofsy, S. C.; Spiro, P. A.; Bakwin, P. S.; Ritter, J. A.; Browell, E. V.; Gregory, G. L.; Fitzjarrald, D. R.; Moore, K. E.

1992-01-01

345

Evaporative Deposition in Receding Drops  

E-print Network

We present a framework for calculating the surface density profile of a stain deposited by a drop with a receding contact line. Unlike a pinned drop, a receding drop pushes fluid towards its interior, continuously deposits mass across its substrate as it evaporates, and does not produce the usual "coffee ring." For a thin, circular drop with a constant evaporation rate, we find the surface density of the stain goes as $\\eta(r) \\propto \\left(\\left(r/a_0\\right)^{-1/2}-r/a_0\\right)$, where $r$ is the radius from the drop center and $a_0$ is the initial outer radius. Under these conditions, the deposited stain has a mountain-like morphology. Our framework can easily be extended to investigate new stain morphologies left by drying drops.

Julian Freed-Brown

2014-10-02

346

National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Hosted by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, The National Atmospheric Deposition Program/National Trends Network (NADP/NTN) is an excellent resource for precipitation data. Network collaborators include the State Agricultural Experiment Stations, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of Agriculture, along with many other government agencies, universities and private organizations. "The purpose of the network is to collect data on the chemistry of precipitation for monitoring of geographical and temporal long-term trends." At this site, users may search out weekly and daily precipitation chemistry data, isopleth maps, mercury deposition data, annual and seasonal deposition totals, and much more. Users should note, there is a five to six month time lag between data collection dates and data availability on the Website.

347

Traveling fronts of copper deposition.  

PubMed

We report the experimental observation of traveling fronts during the electroless deposition of copper on passive steel substrates. The low-carbon steel samples are passivated in nitric acid prior to the plating experiment, thus creating a thin, protective oxide layer on the steel surface. The deposition experiments are carried out from slightly acidic (pH 3.2) copper sulfate solution and copper nitrate solution with the latter showing front propagation only in the presence of chloride ions. For up to 30 s, fronts propagate with constant velocities in the range from 0.5 to 5 mm/s depending on the experimental conditions. This phase of constant-speed propagation gives way to accelerating fronts and very rapid, spatially unstructured deposition. Front-mediated plating is observed over a wide range of cupric ion concentration and constitutes a striking and unexpected example for pattern formation in electrochemical systems. PMID:12197727

Thouvenel-Romans, Stephanie; Agladze, Konstantin; Steinbock, Oliver

2002-09-01

348

Io - A surface evaporite deposit  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A model is suggested for Io's surface composition involving evaporite salt deposits, rich in sodium and sulfur. According to this model, these deposits were produced as a result of the migration of salt-saturated aqueous solutions to Io's surface from a warm or hot interior followed by loss of the water to space. This model satisfies cosmochemical constraints based on Io's initial composition, current density, and thermal history. Salt-rich assemblages are easily derivable from the leaching of carbonaceous chondritic material. The chemical and optical properties of such deposits, after modification by irradiation, can be used to explain Io's overall albedo and spectral reflectance, its dark reddish poles, and the observed sodium emission as well as or better than other currently suggested materials.

Fanale, F. P.; Johnson, T. V.; Matson, D. L.

1974-01-01

349

Evaporative deposition in receding drops.  

PubMed

We present a framework for calculating the surface density profile of a stain deposited by a drop with a receding contact line. Unlike a pinned drop, a receding drop pushes fluid towards its interior, continuously deposits mass across its substrate as it evaporates, and does not produce the usual "coffee ring." For a thin, circular drop with a uniform evaporation rate, we find the surface density of the stain goes as ?(r) ? ((r/a0)(-1/2)-r/a0), where r is the radius from the drop center and a0 is the initial outer radius. Under these conditions, the deposited stain has a mountain-like morphology. Our framework can easily be extended to investigate new stain morphologies left by drying drops. PMID:25350152

Freed-Brown, Julian

2014-12-21

350

Combustion Iron Distribution and Deposition  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Iron is hypothesized to be an important micronutrient for ocean biota, thus modulating carbon dioxide uptake by the ocean biological pump. Studies have assumed that atmospheric deposition of iron to the open ocean is predominantly from mineral aerosols. For the first time, we model the source, transport and deposition of iron from combustion sources. Iron is produced in small quantities during fossil fuel burning, incinerator use, and biomass burning. The sources of combustion iron are concentrated in the industrialized regions and biomass burning regions, largely in the tropics. Model results suggest that combustion iron can represent up to 50 percent of the total iron deposited, but over open ocean regions is usually less than 5 percent of the total iron, with the highest values (less than 30 percent) close to the East Asian continent in the North Pacific. For ocean biogeochemistry the bioavailability of the iron is important, and this is often estimated by the fraction which is soluble (Fe(II)). Previous studies have argued that atmospheric processing of the relatively insoluble Fe(III) occurs to make it more soluble (Fe(II)). Modeled estimates of soluble iron amounts based solely on atmospheric processing as simulated here cannot match the variability in daily averaged in situ concentration measurements in Korea, which is located close to both combustion and dust sources. The best match to the observations is that there is substantial direct emissions of soluble iron from combustion processes. If we assume observed soluble Fe/black carbon (BC) ratios in Korea are representative of the whole globe, we obtain the result that deposition of soluble iron from combustion contribute 20-100 percent of the soluble iron deposition over many ocean regions. This implies that more work should be done refining the emissions and deposition of combustion sources of soluble iron globally.

Luo, C.; Mahowald, N.; Bond, T.; Chuang, P.; Artaxo, P.; Siefert, R.; Chen, Y.; Schauer, J.

2007-05-01

351

Combustion iron distribution and deposition  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Iron is hypothesized to be an important micronutrient for ocean biota, thus modulating carbon dioxide uptake by the ocean biological pump. Studies have assumed that atmospheric deposition of iron to the open ocean is predominantly from mineral aerosols. For the first time we model the source, transport, and deposition of iron from combustion sources. Iron is produced in small quantities during fossil fuel burning, incinerator use, and biomass burning. The sources of combustion iron are concentrated in the industrialized regions and biomass burning regions, largely in the tropics. Model results suggest that combustion iron can represent up to 50% of the total iron deposited, but over open ocean regions it is usually less than 5% of the total iron, with the highest values (<30%) close to the East Asian continent in the North Pacific. For ocean biogeochemistry the bioavailability of the iron is important, and this is often estimated by the fraction which is soluble (Fe(II)). Previous studies have argued that atmospheric processing of the relatively insoluble Fe(III) occurs to make it more soluble (Fe(II)). Modeled estimates of soluble iron amounts based solely on atmospheric processing as simulated here cannot match the variability in daily averaged in situ concentration measurements in Korea, which is located close to both combustion and dust sources. The best match to the observations is that there are substantial direct emissions of soluble iron from combustion processes. If we assume observed soluble Fe/black carbon ratios in Korea are representative of the whole globe, we obtain the result that deposition of soluble iron from combustion contributes 20-100% of the soluble iron deposition over many ocean regions. This implies that more work should be done refining the emissions and deposition of combustion sources of soluble iron globally.

Luo, Chao; Mahowald, N.; Bond, T.; Chuang, P. Y.; Artaxo, P.; Siefert, R.; Chen, Y.; Schauer, J.

2008-03-01

352

Inhomogeneity of calcium phosphate coatings deposited by laser ablation at high deposition rate  

Microsoft Academic Search

Calcium phosphate coatings were deposited with a KrF excimer laser onto titanium alloy to study their homogeneity. Deposition was performed at a high deposition rate under a water vapour atmosphere of 45 Pa and at a substrate temperature of 575 °C. Samples were also submitted to annealing under the same conditions of deposition for different times just after deposition. The

J. M. Fernández-Pradas; G. Sardin; J. L. Morenza

2003-01-01

353

Suspected Endothelial Pencil Graphite Deposition  

PubMed Central

A 14-year-old male patient had an ocular trauma with a pencil. Biomicroscopic examination revealed a broken part of pencil into the cornea. Foreign body removal and corneal wound closure were performed in the same day. After corneal repair, there was a grade 4+ anterior chamber reaction just like in preoperative examination. Dilated examination showed a very small piece broken tip of pencil on the upper nasal quadrant of the lens. A small and linear deposition was also seen on endothelial surface. Endothelial deposition and foreign body disappeared with intensive topical steroid treatment. PMID:24392234

Gül, Adem; Can, Ertu?rul; Yücel, Özlem E?ki; Niyaz, Leyla; Akgün, Halil ?brahim; Ar?türk, Nur?en

2013-01-01

354

Fluidized bed deposition of diamond  

DOEpatents

A process for coating a substrate with diamond or diamond-like material including maintaining a substrate within a bed of particles capable of being fluidized, the particles having substantially uniform dimensions and the substrate characterized as having different dimensions than the bed particles, fluidizing the bed of particles, and depositing a coating of diamond or diamond-like material upon the substrate by chemical vapor deposition of a carbon-containing precursor gas mixture, the precursor gas mixture introduced into the fluidized bed under conditions resulting in excitation mechanisms sufficient to form the diamond coating.

Laia, Jr., Joseph R. (Los Alamos, NM); Carroll, David W. (Los Alamos, NM); Trkula, Mitchell (Los Alamos, NM); Anderson, Wallace E. (Los Alamos, NM); Valone, Steven M. (Santa Fe, NM)

1998-01-01

355

Deposition of diamondlike carbon films  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A diamondlike carbon film is deposited in the surface of a substrate by exposing the surface to an argon ion beam containing a hydrocarbon. The current density in the ion beam is low during initial deposition of the film. Subsequent to this initial low current condition, the ion beam is increased to full power. At the same time, a second argon ion beam is directed toward the surface of the substrate. The second ion beam has an energy level much greater than that of the ion beam containing the hydrocarbon. This addition of energy to the system increases mobility of the condensing atoms and serves to remove lesser bound atoms.

Mirtich, M. J.; Sovey, J. S.; Banks, B. A. (inventors)

1984-01-01

356

Ground penetrating radar (GPR) evidence for variations in free phase carbon gas accumulation as a function of peatland landforms: a comparison between near-crest bogs and mid-slope lawns  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Northern peatlands serve as atmospheric sources of biogenic free-phase gas (FPG) produced under anaerobic conditions below the water table (mostly methane and carbon dioxide). Recent evidence suggest that FPG accumulates in the subsurface under confining layers and is released during sudden ebullition events, often triggered by sudden drops in atmospheric pressure. Accurate quantification of the impact of FPG releases on the global carbon budget is needed given recent observations of increasing atmospheric methane concentrations. One important step towards understanding the dynamics of FPG in peatlands is to investigate whether certain peatland landforms (i.e. areas with significantly different vegetation patterns) may be more conducive to FPG accumulation and/or release. Additionally, it is important to determine the vertical distribution of FPG within the peat soil and the potential role of peat stratigraphy on gas accumulation and release. In this study, we used common mid-point (CMP) velocity surveys to predict vertical profiles of FPG accumulations by comparing two different peatland landforms: historically forested near-crest bogs and non- forested mid-slope lawns in the Glacial Lake Agassiz Peatland of Minnesota, USA. We show that there is a statistically significant difference in electromagnetic (EM) wave velocities calculated over gas-rich intervals in the peat strata compared to gas-poor intervals. Common-offset radar profiles identified laterally continuous woody confining layers responsible for FPG accumulation. Chaotic GPR facies containing diffraction hyperbolae at the forested near-crest sites are interpreted as deformation of the peat matrix due to FPG accumulation and/or peat fabric disturbance during FPG release events. In contrast, non-forested mid-slope lawn sites, are characterized by planar GPR facies with no evidence of peat fabric disturbance and small relative changes in interpreted EM velocity distribution along the peat column. Using the complex refractive index method (CRIM), we estimate gas content from the 1D velocity profiles. These estimates are coupled with direct gas-sampling from the zones below woody layers to allow for the volumetric calculation of methane fraction within the peat strata. This study demonstrates the potential of 1-D and 2-D GPR methods, to quickly and non-invasively identify potential areas of FPG accumulation in peatlands.

Parsekian, A.; Slater, L.; Comas, X.; Nolan, J.; Glaser, P.

2009-05-01

357

CLIMATE CHANGE AND N DEPOSITION  

EPA Science Inventory

This project investigates the potential influence of climate change on wet deposition of reduced nitrogen across the U.S. The concentration of ammonium-nitrogen in precipitation is known to increase with temperature, owing to temperature dependent ammonia source strengths (natur...

358

OCTOBER 1990 DEPOSITION AND REMOVAL  

E-print Network

OCTOBER 1990 DEPOSITION AND REMOVAL OF RADIOACTIVE SUBSTANCES IN AN URBAN AREA Nordic liaison atomicenergy DEPOSmON AND REMOVAL OF RADIOACTIVE SUBSTANCES IN AN URBAN AREA Final Report of the NKA Project the core melted completely and the containment (if any) ruptered and released fission products

359

FDIC: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation WWW Home Page is open for business. At this site, there is information on the U.S. banking industry, financial information on the condition of the Bank Insurance Fund and the Savings Association Insurance Fund, consumer information, and press releases.

360

ACID DEPOSITION AND FOREST DECLINE  

EPA Science Inventory

The location, topography and other characteristics of the high-elevation forests of eastern North America cause them to be receptors of high levels of acid deposition and airborn trace metals. No other major forested areas in the U.S. are subjected to such intensely acid cloud mo...

361

Simple Chemical Vapor Deposition Experiment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Chemical vapor deposition (CVD) is a process commonly used for the synthesis of thin films for several important technological applications, for example, microelectronics, hard coatings, and smart windows. Unfortunately, the complexity and prohibitive cost of CVD equipment makes it seldom available for undergraduate chemistry students. Here, a…

Pedersen, Henrik

2014-01-01

362

Pyramid Growth Without Deposition Noise  

Microsoft Academic Search

Several models of molecular beam epitaxy, both those starting from an atomistic viewpoint and ones based on Langevin equations, have as one of their generic growth scenarios the formation of three-dimensional structures such as mounds or pyramids. The characteristic size of these structures R increases as a function of deposition time with a power law R ~ t^n. This power

D. C. Vernon; M. Siegert; M. Plischke

1998-01-01

363

Gomatriaux / Geomaterials (Mtallognie / Ore deposits)  

E-print Network

Géomatériaux / Geomaterials (Métallogénie / Ore deposits) Modalités de formation des veines de (Venezuela) gold-bearing quartz veins mode of formation: textural and fluid inclusion studies. Gold / �ditions scientifiques et médicales Elsevier SAS gold / quartz veins / texture / fluid inclusions

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

364

Vacuum vapor deposition gun assembly  

DOEpatents

A vapor deposition gun assembly includes a hollow body having a cylindrical outer surface and an end plate for holding an adjustable heat sink, a hot hollow cathode gun, two magnets for steering the plasma from the gun into a crucible on the heat sink, and a shutter for selectively covering and uncovering the crucible.

Zeren, Joseph D. (Boulder, CO)

1985-01-01

365

Particle deposition in ventilation ducts  

Microsoft Academic Search

Exposure to airborne particles is detrimental to human health and indoor exposures dominate total exposures for most people. The accidental or intentional release of aerosolized chemical and biological agents within or near a building can lead to exposures of building occupants to hazardous agents and costly building remediation. Particle deposition in heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems may significantly influence

Sippola; Mark R

2002-01-01

366

CASTNET ANNUAL, QUARTERLY, WEEKLY DEPOSITION  

EPA Science Inventory

A zip file containing 7 files: castnet.gif: map of CASTNet sites sites.zip: site information for all sites, including geographic information and current operating status velan.zip: annual dry deposition flux rates, velocities, and concentrations for all sites as estimate...

367

ATMOSPHERIC MERCURY TRANSPORT AND DEPOSITION  

EPA Science Inventory

The current state of our scientific understanding the mercury cycle tells us that most of the mercury getting into fish comes from atmospheric deposition, but methylation of that mercury in aquatic systems is required for the concentrations in fish to reach harmful levels. We st...

368

Liquefaction in Deposits of River  

USGS Multimedia Gallery

Liquefaction in recent deposits of the Pajaro River formed these sand volcanoes along extensional fissures in a field prepared for autumn planting near Pajaro, across the Pajaro River from Watsonville. Furrows are spaced about 1.2 m (4 ft) apart....

369

OXALATE DEPOSITION ON ASBESTOS BODIES  

EPA Science Inventory

The clinical and histopathologic findings in three patients with a deposition of calcium oxalate crystals on ferruginous bodies after occupational exposure to asbestos are provided. In addition, we test the hypothesis that this oxalate can be generated through a nonenzymatic o...

370

Oxalate deposition on asbestos bodies.  

PubMed

We report on a deposition of oxalate crystals on ferruginous bodies after occupational exposure to asbestos demonstrated in 3 patients. We investigated the mechanism and possible significance of this deposition by testing the hypothesis that oxalate generated through nonenzymatic oxidation of ascorbate by asbestos-associated iron accounts for the deposition of the crystal on a ferruginous body. Crocidolite asbestos (1000 microg/mL) was incubated with 500 micromol H(2)O(2) and 500 micromol ascorbate for 24 hours at 22 degrees C. The dependence of oxalate generation on iron-catalyzed oxidant production was tested with the both the metal chelator deferoxamine and the radical scavenger dimethylthiourea. Incubation of crocidolite, H(2)O(2), and ascorbate in vitro generated approximately 42 nmol of oxalate in 24 hours. Oxalate generation was diminished significantly by the inclusion of either deferoxamine or dimethylthiourea in the reaction mixture. Incubation of asbestos bodies and uncoated fibers isolated from human lung with 500 micromol H(2)O(2) and 500 micromol ascorbate for 24 hours at 22 degrees C resulted in the generation of numerous oxalate crystals. We conclude that iron-catalyzed production of oxalate from ascorbate can account for the deposition of this crystal on ferruginous bodies. PMID:14506632

Ghio, Andrew J; Roggli, Victor L; Richards, Judy H; Crissman, Kay M; Stonehuerner, Jacqueline D; Piantadosi, Claude A

2003-08-01

371

Atmospheric deposition of V, Cr, and Ni since the late glacial: effects of climatic cycles, human impacts, and comparison with crustal abundances.  

PubMed

Vanadium, Cr, and Ni accumulating in a Swiss peat bog since 12 370 14C yr B.P. have been measured using inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) after acid dissolution in a microwave autoclave. Strict quality control schemes were applied to guarantee the accuracy of the applied analytical methodology. The concentration gradients in the peat column and comparison with Pb indicate that V, Cr, and Ni are effectively immobile in the ombrotrophic section of the peat profile but that Ni is added to the minerotrophic peat layers by chemical weathering of the underlying sediments. The lowest metal concentrations were found during the Holocene climate optimum (5320-8230 14C yr B.P.) when "natural background" values averaged 0.55 +/- 0.13 microg g(-1) V, 0.76 +/- 0.17 microg g(-1) Cr, and 0.46 +/- 0.09 microg g(-1) Ni (n = 18); given the average bulk density (0.05 g/cm3) and accumulation rate (0.05 cm/ yr) of peat in this zone, the corresponding atmospheric fluxes are approximately 14, 19, and 12 microg m(-2) yr(-1) for V, Cr, and Ni, respectively. The highest concentrations of V, Cr, and Ni were found during the Younger Dryas cold climate event (centered at 10 590 14C yr B.P.) when background values were exceeded by about 40 times. Elevated concentrations and accumulation rates were also found at 8230 and 5320 14C yr B.P., which are consistent with the elevated dust fluxes recorded by Greenland ice cores. By far the greatest contribution of the three elements to the peat inventory is atmospheric soil dust, and the metal fluxes vary not only with climate change but also land-use history (especially the beginning of forest clearing for agriculture ca. 6 millennia ago). The V/Sc, Cr/Sc, and Ni/ Sc ratios were remarkably similar to their corresponding ratios in the earth's crust until the onset of the Industrial Revolution (240 14C yr B.P.), which largely validates the use of crustal concentrations for calculating enrichment factors (EF) for these elements. In modern samples, the EFs of V, Cr, and Ni reach maximum values between 2.4 and 4.1, relative to background; anthropogenic emissions are a more likely explanation of the elevated EFs than either plant uptake or chemical diagenesis. This study demonstrates the usefulness of peat bogs as archives of atmospheric metal deposition and underpins the potential of peat cores to help distinguish between lithogenic and anthropogenic metal sources. PMID:12854702

Krachler, Michael; Mohl, Carola; Emons, Hendrik; Shotyk, William

2003-06-15

372

Acid deposition in east Asia  

SciTech Connect

A comparison between transport models was done to study the acid deposition in east Asia. The two models in question were different in the way the treated the pollutant species and the way simulation was carried out. A single-layer, trajectory model with simple (developed by the Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI), Japan) was compared with a multi-layered, eulerian type model (Sulfur Transport Eulerian Model - II [STEM-II]) treating the chemical processes in detail. The acidic species used in the simulation were sulfur dioxide and sulfate. The comparison was done for two episodes: each a month long in winter (February) and summer (August) of 1989. The predicted results from STEM-II were compared with the predicted results from the CRIEPI model as well as the observed data at twenty-one stations in Japan. The predicted values from STEM-II were similar to the ones from the CRIEPI results and the observed values in regards to the transport features. The average monthly values of SO{sub 2} in air, sulfate in air and sulfate in precipitation were in good agreement. Sensitivity studies were carried out under different scenarios of emissions, dry depositions velocities and mixing heights. The predicted values in these sensitivity studies showed a strong dependence on the mixing heights. The predicted wet deposition of sulfur for the two months is 0.7 gS/m2.mon, while the observed deposition is around 1.1 gS/m2.mon. It was also observed that the wet deposition on the Japan sea side of the islands is more than those on the Pacific side and the Okhotsk sea, mainly because of the continental outflow of pollutant air masses from mainland China and Korea. The effects of emissions from Russia and volcanoes were also evaluated.

Phadnis, M.J.; Carmichael, G.R. [Univ. of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (United States); Ichikawa, Y. [Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Komae (Japan)

1996-12-31

373

Vapor deposition of tantalum and tantalum compounds  

SciTech Connect

Tantalum, and many of its compounds, can be deposited as coatings with techniques ranging from pure, thermal chemical vapor deposition to pure physical vapor deposition. This review concentrates on chemical vapor deposition techniques. The paper takes a historical approach. The authors review classical, metal halide-based techniques and current techniques for tantalum chemical vapor deposition. The advantages and limitations of the techniques will be compared. The need for new lower temperature processes and hence new precursor chemicals will be examined and explained. In the last section, they add some speculation as to possible new, low-temperature precursors for tantalum chemical vapor deposition.

Trkula, M. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States). Materials Science and Technology Div.

1996-04-01

374

Depositional sequences in clastic continental slope deposits, Gulf of Mexico  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Tertiary and Quaternary sediments, overlying diapiric older Tertiary shales and Louann Salt on the continental slope in the western Gulf of Mexico, show cyclicity based on seismic-reflection patterns. A set of indistinct parallel reflections or an acoustically semi-transparent zone, normally onlapping onto diapir flanks, alternates with a set of distinct parallel reflections that drape the sea bottom. The indistinct reflections represent deposits employed by bottom transport during a lowering of sea level. Sea level rise and hight stand are characterized by hemipelagic sediments that form blanket-type deposits. Differential sediment loading causes diapiric activity that may reach maximum upward velocities when sea level rises. ?? 1981 A.M. Dowden, Inc.

Bouma, A.H.

1981-01-01

375

Computational study of wax deposition in pipeline  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Wax deposition in subsea pipelines is one of the flow assurance problems for oil and gas production. In contrast to many studies about single phase wax deposition, gas-oil wax deposition studies are very limited. The wax deposition mechanism and model prediction are restricted by many factors such as hydrodynamic and thermal when multiphase flow is involved. Wax deposition modeling becomes complicated under multiphase flowing conditions. wax deposition is depended by the flow pattern. The stratified flow is one of the most common flow patterns in the actual subsea gas-oil flowing conditions. In this work, numerical methods are used to study wax deposition in oil-gas stratified flow through a pipe. Based on the flow analysis about stratified flow, the non-isothermal heat and mass transfer is calculated. The temperature profile of the oil and the concentration profile of wax in oil are obtained. The change of the oil-gas interface i.e. the liquid holdup throughout the pipe must be taken into the heat and mass balance. The valid wax deposition surface must be taken into the wax deposition modeling by establishing function of the liquid holdup and the wetted area by oil. The molecular diffusion is as the deposition mechanism. The increase of the wax fraction in the deposit as a function of time depends on the mass flux from the oil deposit interface into the gel and the growth of the deposit thickness depends on the difference between the mass flux from the bulk oil to the oil deposit interface and the mass flux from the interface into the deposit. In addition, the growth of the wax deposit as a function of time along with the effect oil flow rate, gas flow rate and the inlet temperature are discussed. The presence of gas significantly reduces the severity of wax deposition by altering the heat and mass transfer characteristics.

Duan, Jimiao; Gong, Jing; Liu, Huishu

2013-07-01

376

COMPARISON OF THE RADM (REGIONAL ACID DEPOSITION MODEL) DRY DEPOSITION MODULE WITH SITE-SPECIFIC ROUTINES FOR INFERRING DRY DEPOSITION  

EPA Science Inventory

The dry deposition module of the Regional Acid Deposition Model (RADM) is used to compute the dry deposition velocities (downward flux divided by concentration at a specified height) for SO2, SO4(2-), O3, and HNO3, among others. With its computerized landuse map, the module can p...

377

Modeling deposit formation in diesel injector nozzle  

E-print Network

Formation of deposit in the diesel injector nozzle affects the injection behavior and hinders performance. Under running condition, deposit precursors are washed away by the ensuing injection. However, during the cool down ...

Sudhiesh Kumar, Chintoo

2009-01-01

378

29 CFR 2200.56 - Depositions.  

...oath or affirmation to the deponents on camera. The written transcript by the court...the deposition shall be identified on camera at the commencement of the deposition...will be videotaped. Identification on camera of each witness, attorney, and...

2014-07-01

379

29 CFR 2200.56 - Depositions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...oath or affirmation to the deponents on camera. The written transcript by the court...the deposition shall be identified on camera at the commencement of the deposition...will be videotaped. Identification on camera of each witness, attorney, and...

2010-07-01

380

29 CFR 2200.56 - Depositions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...oath or affirmation to the deponents on camera. The written transcript by the court...the deposition shall be identified on camera at the commencement of the deposition...will be videotaped. Identification on camera of each witness, attorney, and...

2013-07-01

381

29 CFR 2200.56 - Depositions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...oath or affirmation to the deponents on camera. The written transcript by the court...the deposition shall be identified on camera at the commencement of the deposition...will be videotaped. Identification on camera of each witness, attorney, and...

2012-07-01

382

29 CFR 2200.56 - Depositions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...oath or affirmation to the deponents on camera. The written transcript by the court...the deposition shall be identified on camera at the commencement of the deposition...will be videotaped. Identification on camera of each witness, attorney, and...

2011-07-01

383

12 CFR 622.10 - Depositions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...that time. The questions propounded and the answers thereto, together with all objections made (but not including argument or debate) shall be recorded by or under the direction of the person before whom the deposition is taken. The deposition...

2010-01-01

384

Calculation Of Multicomponent Convective Diffusion Deposition  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Computer program calculates rates of deposition by vapor or by small particles. Embodies comprehensive but tractable theory of rates of convective diffusion deposition developed on basis of assumption of multicomponent, chemically-frozen boundary layer. Program written in FORTRAN IV.

Gokoglu, Suleyman A.; Rosner, Daniel E.; Chen, Bor-Kuan

1987-01-01

385

Formation mechanisms of combustion chamber deposits  

E-print Network

Combustion chamber deposits are found in virtually all internal combustion engines after a few hundred hours of operation. Deposits form on cylinder, piston, and head surfaces that are in contact with fuel-air mixture ...

O'Brien, Christopher J. (Christopher John)

2001-01-01

386

HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS: DRY-DEPOSITION PHENOMENA  

EPA Science Inventory

Dry-deposition rates were evaluated for two hazardous organic air pollutants, nitrobenzene and perchloroethylene, to determine their potential for removal from the atmosphere to three building material surfaces, cement, tar paper, and vinyl asbestos tile. Dry-deposition experimen...

387

7 CFR 47.16 - Depositions.  

...deposition is to be conducted (telephone, audio-visual telecommunication, or by personal...manner of the deposition (telephone, audio-visual telecommunication, or personal...be conducted in the manner (telephone, audio-visual telecommunication, or...

2014-01-01

388

7 CFR 47.16 - Depositions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...deposition is to be conducted (telephone, audio-visual telecommunication, or by personal...manner of the deposition (telephone, audio-visual telecommunication, or personal...be conducted in the manner (telephone, audio-visual telecommunication, or...

2010-01-01

389

7 CFR 47.16 - Depositions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...deposition is to be conducted (telephone, audio-visual telecommunication, or by personal...manner of the deposition (telephone, audio-visual telecommunication, or personal...be conducted in the manner (telephone, audio-visual telecommunication, or...

2011-01-01

390

7 CFR 47.16 - Depositions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...deposition is to be conducted (telephone, audio-visual telecommunication, or by personal...manner of the deposition (telephone, audio-visual telecommunication, or personal...be conducted in the manner (telephone, audio-visual telecommunication, or...

2012-01-01

391

7 CFR 47.16 - Depositions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...deposition is to be conducted (telephone, audio-visual telecommunication, or by personal...manner of the deposition (telephone, audio-visual telecommunication, or personal...be conducted in the manner (telephone, audio-visual telecommunication, or...

2013-01-01

392

Acidification, nitrogen deposition and rapid vegetational change in a small valley mire in Yorkshire  

Microsoft Academic Search

Changes in vegetation and environment at Askham Bog, a small valley mire near York, UK, have been followed over a period of 13 years by resurveying sites recorded in 1978 and by studying permanent quadrats. The site has a concentrically zoned series of vegetation types, with base-rich fen vegetation around the margins and acidophilous, species-poor vegetation on acid peat in

P. Hogg; P. Squires; A. H. Fitter

1995-01-01

393

(International conference on acidic deposition)  

SciTech Connect

The traveler took the opportunity to participate in a mini-sabbatical at the Institute of Terrestrial Ecology (ITE) in Edinburgh, Scotland, as a part of planned travel to Glasgow, Scotland, to attend the International Conference on Acidic Precipitation. The purpose of the sabbatical was to provide quality time for study and interchange of ideas with scientists at ITE working on physiological effects of acidic deposition and to allocate significant time for writing and synthesizing of results of physiological studies from the National Forest Response Program's Spruce/Fir Research Cooperative. The study focused on the very significant cytological and physiological effects of calcium deficiency in trees, a response that appears to be amplified in spruce by acidic deposition.

McLaughlin, S.B. Jr.

1990-10-05

394

Wind Tunnel Modeling of Small Particle Deposition  

Microsoft Academic Search

An inexpensive microsphere dispersion, deposition, and sampling system is described. This system was used to examine the transport and deposition of small particles (? 1 ?m diameter) across the aerodynamic boundary layer which developed over a prototype deposition surface (smooth, flat, acrylic plate). Unit density, polystyrene latex microspheres (0.8 and 1.1 ?m diameter) were deposited onto both oil-coated and dry,

D. I. McCready

1986-01-01

395

Energy deposition from particle beams  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A FORTRAN code named PARTEN, designed to compute electron or heavy-particle energy deposition in a layered, infinite plane target, was written and tested by comparison with measurements. Ease of use, transportability, and economy in computing times were primary considerations. The user may choose to include or omit energy loss straggling and multiple scattering detours. The user also has the optics of including a treatment of the photon electron multiplication and transport process for ion beams.

Osborne, W. Z.

1984-11-01

396

Pele Plume Deposit on Io  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The varied effects of Ionian volcanism can be seen in this false color infrared composite image of Io's trailing hemisphere. Low resolution color data from Galileo's first orbit (June, 1996) have been combined with a higher resolution clear filter picture taken on the third orbit (November, 1996) of the spacecraft around Jupiter.

A diffuse ring of bright red material encircles Pele, the site of an ongoing, high velocity volcanic eruption. Pele's plume is nearly invisible, except in back-lit photographs, but its deposits indicate energetic ejection of sulfurous materials out to distances more than 600 kilometers from the central vent. Another bright red deposit lies adjacent to Marduk, also a currently active ediface. High temperature hot spots have been detected at both these locations, due to the eruption of molten material in lava flows or lava lakes. Bright red deposits on Io darken and disappear within years or decades of deposition, so the presence of bright red materials marks the sites of recent volcanism.

This composite was created from data obtained by the Solid State Imaging (CCD) system aboard NASA's Galileo spacecraft. The region imaged is centered on 15 degrees South, 224 degrees West, and is almost 2400 kilometers across. The finest details that can be discerned in this picture are about 3 kilometers across. North is towards the top of the picture and the sun illuminates the surface from the west.

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA manages the mission for NASA's Office of Space Science, Washington, DC.

This image and other images and data received from Galileo are posted on the World Wide Web, on the Galileo mission home page at URL http://galileo.jpl.nasa.gov. Background information and educational context for the images can be found at URL http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/galileo/sepo

1997-01-01

397

Depositing copper patterns on teflon  

SciTech Connect

Printed circuit boards composed of patterned cooper features on poly(tetrafluorethylene), better known by the E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company trade name Teflon, are currently used for high-frequency applications. The choice of these materials is based on the high conductivity of copper and the facts that Teflon has One of the lowest reported dielectric constants ({approximately}2.0). Low dissipation factors. High thermal stability. High chemical resistance. This paper reports that the high conductivity of copper, coupled with the low dielectric constant of Teflon, allows high-frequency operation and/or extensive miniaturization. However, one of Teflon's most important properties is chemical and physical inertness. While this property is extremely attractive in numerous applications involving hostile environments, it presents major problems in metallization for electronic applications. To address this condition, researchers at Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico have developed a three-step, additive method for the patterned deposition of copper on Teflon. Still, while the example of deposition work examined in this article is recent, it is nonetheless supported by considerable prior work on the patterned etching of Teflon and copper chemical vapor deposition (CVD).

Rye, R.R. (Sandia National Lab. (US)); Hampden-Smith, M.J.; Kodas, T.T. (Univ. of New Mexico, NM (US))

1992-07-01

398

Electrospark Deposition by Using Powder Materials  

Microsoft Academic Search

Electrical discharges can be used to improve the operational properties of the surface layer of parts by using the phenomena of tempering, alloying, and deposition. Various techniques of alloying or deposition have been studied so far and sometimes even applied in the industry. The systemic approach of the deposition process shows which input and output factors can be taken into

Pavel Topal?; Lauren?iu Sl?tineanu; Oana Dodun; Margareta Cotea??; Natalia P?nzaru

2010-01-01

399

The Political Economy of Deposit Insurance  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper uses a political economy framework to analyze cross-country differences in deposit insurance coverage. It finds supporting evidence of the significance of private interest theories in explaining coverage of deposit insurance. Deposit insurance coverage is significantly higher in countries where poorly capitalized banks dominate the market and in countries where depositors are poorly educated. The analysis does not find

Luc Laeven

2004-01-01

400

Colloidal particle deposition in turbulent flow  

Microsoft Academic Search

A theoretical analysis is presented which describes the initial deposition of monodispersed spherical colloidal particles from a steady fully developed turbulent flow onto conduit walls. When the net particle-conduit electrical interaction potential is attractive, particle deposition is shown to be often governed by turbulent hydrodynamics. When the net particle-conduit electrical interaction potential possess a repulsive maximum, particle deposition to first

D. S. Morton

1994-01-01

401

Estimation of sulfur deposition in South Korea  

Microsoft Academic Search

Dry and wet depositions of sulfur have been estimated using the routinely available meteorological data at 70 sites, air-monitored data at 27 sites and upper air soundings made daily twice (0000 and 1200 UTC) at three stations over South Korea for 4yr from 1994 to 1997. The average annual total dry deposition and wet deposition of sulfur in South Korea

Soon-Ung Park; Hee-Jin In; Si-Wan Kim; Young-Hee Lee

2000-01-01

402

Essays on Banking Crises and Deposit Insurance  

E-print Network

of the deposit insurance system while the second essay studies the impact of international illiquidity on domestic banking crises. The Recent Deposit Insurance Reform in the U.S. raised the coverage limit for certain types of deposits. In chapter II, I study...

Wang, Wen-Yao

2009-05-15

403

THE BOG TURTLE: Georgia's Rarest Turtle.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses the description and range, the status, the habitat, the natural history, and the proper management of the diminutive, rare, and endangered species known as the box turtle. (JJK)

Wilson, Lawrence

1991-01-01

404

Results of Deposition Scoping Tests  

SciTech Connect

The processes of crystallization and solid deposit formation that led to the shutdown of the 2H evaporator operation at the Savannah River Site (SRS) and that could possibly cause similar problems in the future or in other evaporators need to be better understood. Through experimentation, thermodynamic modeling, and correlation of scaling to historical tank farm operations, progress has been made in developing guidelines as to the concentrations of silicon and aluminum that can be processed by evaporators while avoiding unacceptable levels of scale formation. However, because of limitations of the thermodynamic model and an insufficient amount of operational data at slightly supersaturated concentration levels, uncertainty still exists regarding acceptable feed concentrations. The objective of this effort is to provide information that can be used in defining acceptable levels of silicon and aluminum in evaporator feed solutions. Data collected previously showed that particle formation reactions can be rapid at evaporator temperatures for elevated silicon and aluminum concentrations. However, insufficient data exists to estimate the silicon and aluminum concentrations above which solids will form in the time frame of evaporator processing. The work described in this report was designed to determine the induction period for solutions of decreasing aluminum and silicon concentration such that the supersaturation level corresponding to a 4-h induction time for particle nucleation/growth in bulk solution can be estimated. In addition, experiments were conducted to explore the supersaturation levels that can result in deposition of solids on metal surfaces at varying aluminum-to-silicon concentration ratios. Laboratory studies of particle growth in solution were conducted at relatively low supersaturation levels. Dynamic-light-scattering (DLS) studies and deposition tests, similar to those performed in FY 2001, were conducted with solutions at relatively low supersaturation levels and at elevated temperatures to explore the formation of solids under conditions similar to those encountered in evaporator processing. The deposition of solids on stainless steel samples placed in the solutions during the experiments was simultaneously investigated. In addition, the deposition of solids on stainless steel surfaces was investigated in laboratory-scale batch evaporation experiments. Completion of this effort will aid the development of operating strategies to mitigate or avoid solid scale formation on surfaces in evaporator systems. The results are expected to benefit plant operations by helping to determine acceptable silicon and aluminum feed concentrations.

Hu, M.Z.

2003-03-04

405

Characterization of calcium titanate thin films deposited on titanium with reactive sputtering and pulsed laser depositions  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the present study, characteristics of calcium titanate thin films deposited on titanium by reactive sputtering and pulsed laser deposition techniques were investigated. In both techniques, a calcium titanate target was used as a deposition source, and the titanium substrate was heated at 873 K during the deposition. The oxygen flow for the reactive sputtering was in the range of 1

Naofumi Ohtsu; Akihiko Ito; Kesami Saito; Takao Hanawa

2007-01-01

406

An experimental study of heat transfer and particle deposition during the outside vapor deposition process  

Microsoft Academic Search

An experimental study has been carried out for heat transfer and particle deposition during the outside vapor deposition process. The surface temperatures of deposited layers, and rates, efficiencies and porosities of particle deposition were measured. For the characterization of the burner used, temperature distributions in the flame were measured using thermocouples and the evolution of the particle sizes was obtained

Jaegeol Cho; Jaeyun Kim; Mansoo Choi

1998-01-01

407

Dual Nitrate Isotopes in Dry Deposition: Utility for Partitioning Nox Source Contributions to Landscape Nitrogen Deposition  

EPA Science Inventory

Dry deposition is a major component of total nitrogen deposition and thus an important source of bioavailable nitrogen to ecosystems. However, relative to wet deposition, less is known regarding the sources and spatial variability of dry deposition. This is in part due to diffi...

408

Determining Historical Pesticide Deposition on Cape Cod through Sediment Core Analysis:A Validation of GIS as An Exposure Assessment Tool  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) has emerged as a powerful tool to assess current and historical exposure to environmental pollutants. GIS aids in the visualization and understanding of associations between exposure to contaminants and disease. This study is an example of the bridge between environmental science and public health and of how new technology such as GIS can be incorporated into these fields to strengthen both the research and the communication of scientific results. It attempts to validate a GIS-based aerial drift model which predicts the residential exposure to and boundaries of historical organochlorine pesticide (OCP) drift from applications on cranberry bogs, tree pest sprayings and others by analytically quantifying the historical pesticide deposition in a transect of lakes radiating from a distinct spray source. This model was previously used to assess historical residential exposure to OCPs in an environmental epidemiological case-control study of breast cancer incidence on Cape Cod, MA, where the incidence rate of the disease is significantly higher than in the rest of the state. The model's validation in this current study is essential to establishing its predictive ability and thus, its further use. Ground truthing of the model was done through the collection and analysis of sediment cores along a transect of five hydrologically independent kettle ponds radiating from a distinct OCP tree-pest spray area. Measurements of OCP concentrations, total carbon and total organic carbon were determined, and dating of the sediments was completed using 210Pb and verified using 137Cs. Each 50-cm core was sliced into 25 2- cm sections for the analyses, creating a fine-scale depositional history in each pond. Information gathered from each core allows for the determination of the extent and degree of dissipation of individual spray events of a known source area and determine how well the model fits the actual data.

Feingold, B. J.; Benoit, G.; Rudel, R.

2006-12-01

409

Development of Lithium Deposition Techniques for TFTR  

SciTech Connect

The ability to increase the quantity of lithium deposition into TFTR beyond that of the Pellet Injector while minimizing perturbations to the plasma provides interesting experimental and operational options. Two additional lithium deposition tools were developed for possible application during the 1996 Experimental Schedule: a solid lithium target probe for real-time deposition, and a lithium effusion oven for deposition between discharges. The lithium effusion oven was operated in TFTR to deposit lithium on the Inner Limiter in the absence of plasma. This resulted in the third highest power TFTR discharge.

Gorman, J.; Johnson, D.; Kugel, H.W.; Labik, G.; Lemunyan, G.; et al

1997-10-01

410

Diamond film deposition by chemical vapor transport  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Chemical vapor deposition techniques for depositing diamond films at low pressure are reviewed, along with current and potential applications for these films. A new chemical vapor transport technique is described that is simpler and suitable for microgravity and centrifuge experiments. It was used to deposit diamond on silicon, molybdenum, graphite, glass, and carbon felt. Selective patterned deposition was achieved on a copper pattern on oxidized silicon. Centrifugation at only ˜2 g greatly increased the nucleation density, area of deposition, and growth rate. The self-regulating behavior of this new technique is explained in terms of chemical and transport mechanisms.

L. Regel, Liya; R. Wilcox, William

411

Development of lithium deposition techniques for TFTR  

SciTech Connect

The ability to increase the quantity of lithium deposition into TFTR beyond that of the Pellet Injector while minimizing perturbations to the plasma provides interesting experimental and operational options. Two additional lithium deposition tools were developed for possible application during the 1996 Experimental Schedule: a solid lithium target probe for real-time deposition, and a lithium effusion oven for deposition between discharges. The lithium effusion oven was operated in TFTR to deposit lithium on the Inner Limiter in the absence of plasma. This resulted in the third highest power TFTR discharge.

Kugel, H.W.; Gorman, J.; Johnson, D.; Labik, G.; Lemunyan, G.; Mansfield, D.; Timberlake, J.; Vocaturo, M.

1997-10-01

412

Chemical vapor deposition of epitaxial silicon  

DOEpatents

A single chamber continuous chemical vapor deposition (CVD) reactor is described for depositing continuously on flat substrates, for example, epitaxial layers of semiconductor materials. The single chamber reactor is formed into three separate zones by baffles or tubes carrying chemical source material and a carrier gas in one gas stream and hydrogen gas in the other stream without interaction while the wafers are heated to deposition temperature. Diffusion of the two gas streams on heated wafers effects the epitaxial deposition in the intermediate zone and the wafers are cooled in the final zone by coolant gases. A CVD reactor for batch processing is also described embodying the deposition principles of the continuous reactor.

Berkman, Samuel (Florham Park, NJ)

1984-01-01

413

Inhomogeneity of calcium phosphate coatings deposited by laser ablation at high deposition rate  

Microsoft Academic Search

.   Calcium phosphate coatings were deposited with a KrF excimer laser onto titanium alloy to study their homogeneity. Deposition\\u000a was performed at a high deposition rate under a water vapour atmosphere of 45 Pa and at a substrate temperature of 575 C.\\u000a Samples were also submitted to annealing under the same conditions of deposition for different times just after deposition.\\u000a The effects

J. M. Fernández-Pradas; G. Sardin; J. L. Morenza

2003-01-01

414

Stone symptoms and urinary deposits.  

PubMed

There is a general belief among the public and clinicians that urinary stone problem is always associated with symptoms like pain, dysuria and haematuria. Many patients stop medical treatment when they are symptom free and return with excruciating pain, dysuria and haematuria either alone or in combination. The objective of this study was to determine stone activity in an individual patient by assessing the urinary deposits at the time of the visit to the stone clinic and correlate with the presence or absence of symptoms at that time. 418 patients who attended the stone clinic in 2007 with proved urinary stone disease, including stone, colic and crystalluria, were studied. Presence or absence of symptoms at the time of presentation was recorded. Minimum of two samples of urine was collected (early morning and random) to assess the presence and extent (1-5) of urinary deposits namely red blood cells (RBC), pus cells (PC), calcium oxalate monohydrate (COM), calcium oxalate dihydrate (COD), uric acid and phosphate. The scores obtained were correlated with the presence or absence of symptoms by logistic regression. Of the 418 patients studied, 238 had symptoms and 180 had no symptoms. The total score of the deposits of patients with symptoms was 1,215 with a mean of 3.39 per patient against the score of 350 in the patients without symptoms with a mean of 2.99. This difference was not statistically significant. The total values and mean scores of the urinary deposits of all patients grouped together were RBC 561 (3.51), PC 434 (3.29), COM 177 (3.34), COD 237 (3.25), phosphate 113 (3.23) and uric acid 43 (1.95). Comparison of the total values and mean scores of the deposits of the patients with and without symptoms showed the variations as RBC 428 (3.51) versus 133 (3.5) PC 341 (3.38) versus 93 (3.0), COM 143 (3.25) versus 34 (3.78), COD 190 (3.88) versus 47 (1.96), phosphate 76 (3.3) versus 37 (3.1) and uric acid/ammonium urate 37 (1.95) versus 6 (2.0). Of these, the RBC, PC, uric acid and phosphates were not significantly different between the two groups. However, the presence of COD was significantly more in patients with symptoms (P < 0.05) and COM was significantly more in patients without symptoms (P < 0.05). It is concluded that the presence or absence of symptoms does not alter the presence and extent of urinary deposits significantly in the urinary stone patients. COD was more in symptomatic patients and COM was more in the asymptomatic patients. This contrast could be due to the morphology of the COD crystal which is dipyramidal and produces injury to urolthelium whereas COM is dumbbell shaped and produces lesser injury and lesser symptoms. PMID:19888570

Fazil Marickar, Y M; Salim, Abiya; Vijay, Adarsh

2010-02-01

415

First indication of Vedde-Ash deposits in the Trondheimsfjord area, mid-Norway  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Ash-layers that were deposited shortly after land surface became ice-free are very useful geochronological time markers in sediment sequences, especially when other dating techniques fail or give ambiguous ages. Here we present a geochemical, sedimentological and geophysical data set from an ash-layer found in a lake sediment sequence in Trondheim area, coastal mid-Norway. The geographical position of the lake outside the prominent Tautra and Hoklingen moraine system and its elevation above the local marine limit enabled lacustrine conditions and the onset of sedimentation shortly after local deglaciation at about 12.7 kyr BP. The sediment succession recovered is 590 cm long and can be divided into a minerogenic basal part followed by a biogenic section towards the top. Within the homogeneous, soft sediments of the minerogenic section a distinct, 1.5-cm-thick layer of coarser sediment occurs. Textures and geochemistry of single grains revealed rhyolitic and basaltic compositions demonstrating a volcanic origin. Furthermore, detailed geochemical analyses and comparison with known Late Pleistocene and early Holocene ash layers revealed a geochemical composition similar to 'Vedde-ash' particles of the Icelandic Katla volcanic system. The 'Vedde-ash' layer is known from various archives around the Nordic Seas, i.e. the British Islands, the Faeroe Islands, the west Norwegian coast and from single grains in a peat bog on the Lofoten Islands. In addition to the volcanic glass shards, high-resolution XRF scanning from split-core surfaces revealed elevated plateaus of various elements such as titanium, zirconium, strontium, manganese and sulphur below and/or above the specific ash layer that exceed the natural background of soft, minerogenic sediments. Although independent indicators are recommended these elevated plateaus suggest either a volcanic event of longer duration than previously anticipated or very high sedimentation rates within the ash fall-out period. Especially the enrichment of sulphur above the specific ash layer may indicate a pronounced aftermath and unknown environmental feedback processes to this fall-out event. The ash layer identification in Trondheimsfjord area extends the occurrence of this fall-out event to coastal mid-Norway.

Klug, M.; Tegner, C.; Zimmermann, H.-D.; Piotrowski, J. A.; Stolz, K.; Knies, J.

2012-04-01

416

Carbonate Deposition on Antarctic Shelves  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Limestones associated with glaciomarine deposits occur throughout the geologic record but remain poorly understood. The best-described examples formed during major ice ages of the Neoproterozoic and Late Paleozoic. Quaternary analogs on Antarctic shelves have received comparatively little study. Here, we report on the composition, spatial distribution, and stratigraphic context of carbonate sediments contained in piston cores from the Ross Sea. The goals of this work are to (1) document the nature and distribution of carbonate sediments on the Ross Sea continental shelf and (2) examine temporal relationships to Quaternary glaciation. Results will be used to develop criteria that will improve understanding of analogous deposits in the ancient record. All carbonate-rich intervals in piston cores from the Ross Rea, now housed at the Antarctic Marine Geology Research Facility at Florida State University, were examined and described in detail. Sediment samples were disaggregated and sieved into size fractions before description with paleontological analysis carried out on the coarsest size fraction (>250 microns). Carbonate-rich sediments are concentrated in the northwestern Ross Sea, along the distal margins of Mawson and Pennell Banks. Calcareous facies include a spectrum of lithologies that range from fossiliferous mud, sand, and gravel to skeletal floatstone-rudstone and bafflestone. Floatstone-rudstone and bafflestone is most abundant along western-facing slopes in areas protected from the Antarctic Coastal Current. Sand-prone facies dominate the tops of banks and mud-prone, often spicultic, facies occur in deeper areas. The carbonate factory is characterized by a low-diversity, heterozoan assemblage that is dominated by stylasterine hydrocorals, barnacles, and bryozoans. Molluscs and echinoids are present but not abundant. Planktic and benthic foraminifera are ubiquitous components of the sediment matrix, which is locally very rich in sponge spicules. Biota rarely occur in growth position. Rather, there is much evidence of postdepositional reworking so that these carbonates accumulate as clastic sediments. Available radiocarbon ages place deposition during the transition from MIS 3 to MIS 2, during a time of glacial expansion. Accumulation ceased during the Last Glacial Maximum and so calcareous sediments in the Ross Sea are restricted in both time and space. Deposition occured during windows of time when subdued siliciclastic input and high trophic resource availablity combined to create conditions that favor cold-water carbonate production. Results provide a context for interpreting older carbonates recovered in drillcores from more proximal regions of the Ross Sea.

Frank, T. D.; James, N. P.; Malcolm, I.

2011-12-01

417

Metal deposition using seed layers  

DOEpatents

Methods of forming a conductive metal layers on substrates are disclosed which employ a seed layer to enhance bonding, especially to smooth, low-roughness or hydrophobic substrates. In one aspect of the invention, the seed layer can be formed by applying nanoparticles onto a surface of the substrate; and the metallization is achieved by electroplating an electrically conducting metal onto the seed layer, whereby the nanoparticles serve as nucleation sites for metal deposition. In another approach, the seed layer can be formed by a self-assembling linker material, such as a sulfur-containing silane material.

Feng, Hsein-Ping; Chen, Gang; Bo, Yu; Ren, Zhifeng; Chen, Shuo; Poudel, Bed

2013-11-12

418

Probabilistic analysis of deposit liquefaction  

SciTech Connect

This paper presents a procedure to perform the risk analysis for ground failure by liquefaction. The liquefaction is defined as the result of cumulative damage caused by seismic loading. The fatigue life of soil can be determined on the basis of the N-S relationship and Miner`s cumulative damage law. The rain-flow method is used to count the number of cycles of stress response of the soil deposit. Finally, the probability of liquefaction is obtained by integrating over all the possible ground motion and the fragility curves of liquefaction potential.

Loh, C.H.; Cheng, C.R. [National Taiwan Univ., Taipei (Taiwan, Province of China). Dept. of Civil Engineering; Wen, Y.K. [Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL (United States). Dept. of Civil Engineering

1995-12-31

419

Task 37 - Ash Deposition Course  

SciTech Connect

The goals of this Energy & Environmental Research Center project are to develop a short course for transferring technical information from the research community to the industrial community, to seek out the research needs of industry, and to continually upgrade course materials. The Coal Ash Behavior and Deposition short course developed in the project provides an overview of recent research that is increasing the understanding of mineral behavior in coal utilization. This research leads to the advancement of methods to predict ash behavior, which can economically resolve fouling problems for the utility industry.

David W. Brekke

1998-12-31

420

Aerosol Deposition in Health and Disease  

PubMed Central

Abstract The success of inhalation therapy is not only dependent upon the pharmacology of the drugs being inhaled but also upon the site and extent of deposition in the respiratory tract. This article reviews the main mechanisms affecting the transport and deposition of inhaled aerosol in the human lung. Aerosol deposition in both the healthy and diseased lung is described mainly based on the results of human studies using nonimaging techniques. This is followed by a discussion of the effect of flow regime on aerosol deposition. Finally, the link between therapeutic effects of inhaled drugs and their deposition pattern is briefly addressed. Data show that total lung deposition is a poor predictor of clinical outcome, and that regional deposition needs to be assessed to predict therapeutic effectiveness. Indeed, spatial distribution of deposited particles and, as a consequence, drug efficiency is strongly affected by particle size. Large particles (>6??m) tend to mainly deposit in the upper airway, limiting the amount of drugs that can be delivered to the lung. Small particles (<2??m) deposit mainly in the alveolar region and are probably the most apt to act systemically, whereas the particle in the size range 2–6??m are be best suited to treat the central and small airways. PMID:22686623

2012-01-01

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Salt deposition at particle contact points  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Caking may occur when granular potash fertilizer with a moisture content greater than 0.25 % (w/w) undergoes drying. Since cake strength is proportional to the mass of crystal deposited per unit volume near contact points (and other factors) the modelling of mass deposition near contact points is important. The Young-Laplace equation for the air-salt-solution interface is used to determine the geometry of a 2-D planar saline film between two cubic potash particles. A 2-D theoretical model is developed and applied for ion diffusion and deposition near the contact point during drying. The numerical predictions of ion diffusion in an initially saturated salt illustrate the transient spatial distribution of new KCl deposits along the solid surfaces near the contact line. These results indicate the average salt deposition commences at the air-liquid-solid intersection, where the liquid film is thinnest, and moves toward the particle contact point with increasing area averaged KCl deposits, causing the formation of crystal deposits and bridges near contact points. It is concluded that the average salt deposit height increases inversely with distance from the contact point and decreases with initial contact angle of the contact region, but the deposition is nearly independent of the evaporation or drying rate near each contact region. Caking strength depends on, among other parameters, the amount of salt deposition near contact points.

Nie, Xiaodong; Evitts, Richard W.; Besant, Robert W.; Kennell, Glyn F.

2015-01-01

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Phyllosilicate Deposits in Shalbatana Vallis  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Shalbatana Vallis is an ancient river valley on Mars, the westernmost of the southern Chryse outflow channels. The geologic history of this area has significant implications for understanding Mars' hydrologic and climate history. The highland flood basalts are cut by large collapse depressions, multiple outflow channels, and chaotic terrain. An intravalley paleolake with a depth of over 400 m, in the 125 km diameter Orson Welles crater (Fig. 1) and the adjacent section of Shalbatana Vallis, was deduced from Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA) topography, evidence of shorelines and the occurrence of fan-delta deposits, including Gilbert-style deltas [1]. A number of CRISM (Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars) images with strong phyllosilicate signatures have been identified throughout the channel and nearby highlands (Fig. 1). A majority of the signatures are concentrated in areas exposed by impact cratering. Since such minerals can form by a variety of different geological processes, such as weathering, burial diagenesis, and hydrothermal alteration [2], the nature of the phyllosilicate deposits in the Shalbatana Vallis region may provide insights into the formation processes that took place and help to place constraints on the early aqueous activity in the region.

Wintzer, Anne E.; Allen, Carlton C.; Oehler, Dorothy Z.

2011-01-01

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Acid deposition: a national problem  

SciTech Connect

The deposition of excessive quantities of sulfur and nitrogen from the atmosphere constitutes a problem encompassing all of the United States east of the Mississippi River. It also occurs in some areas of the western US. Calculations based on emission inventories and simplifying assumptions indicate electric utilities account for 66% of SO/sub 2/ emissions, 29% of NO/sub x/ emissions and about half of precipitation acidity. Acidification of clearwater lakes and streams is a widespread problem only in areas receiving rain with an average acidity less than or equal to 4.7. The dominant anion in such waters is SO/sub 4//sup 2 -/ and concentrations of aluminum derived from watershed acidification may exceed 200 ..mu..g 1/sup -1/. Changes in assemblages of aquatic biota become increasingly apparent as pH decreases below 6.0, and elimination of fish from some waters has been documented. The sensitivity of surface waters is controlled by and represents an integration of biogeochemical processes in their edaphic settings. Changes in surface water chemistry imply changes in the terrestrial environment. Direct evidence of changes in terrestrial environments is sparse. Nevertheless, observations of forest dieback in the US and abroad suggest that acid deposition may contribute to the problem. Very few credible studies are available which allow an evaluation of acid precipitation effects on crops.

Hendrey, G.R.

1985-01-01

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Properties of aluminum oxide thin films deposited by pulsed laser deposition and plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition  

Microsoft Academic Search

The chemical, structural, mechanical and optical properties of thin aluminum oxide films deposited at room temperature (RT) and 800 °C on (100) Si and Si–SiO2 substrates by pulsed laser deposition and plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition are investigated and compared. All films are smooth and near stoichiometric aluminum oxide. RT films are amorphous, whereas ? type nano-crystallized structures are pointed out

C. Cibert; H. Hidalgo; C. Champeaux; P. Tristant; C. Tixier; J. Desmaison; A. Catherinot

2008-01-01

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27 CFR 53.157 - Deposit requirement for deposits made for calendar quarters prior to July 1, 1995.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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2013-04-01

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27 CFR 53.157 - Deposit requirement for deposits made for calendar quarters prior to July 1, 1995.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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2011-04-01

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2014-04-01

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27 CFR 53.157 - Deposit requirement for deposits made for calendar quarters prior to July 1, 1995.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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2010-04-01

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27 CFR 53.157 - Deposit requirement for deposits made for calendar quarters prior to July 1, 1995.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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2012-04-01

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Depositional and post-depositional history of warm stage deposits at Knocknacran, Co. Monaghan, Ireland: implications for preservation of Irish last interglacial deposits  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Organic-rich deposits, uncovered during overburden removal from mantled gypsum karst at Knocknacran opencast gypsum mine, Co. Monaghan, are the best candidate to date for a last interglacial record in Ireland. The two till and organic-rich deposits (preserved at different quarry elevations) were emplaced on to a Tertiary dolerite surface during high-energy flood events and subsequently folded and faulted by movement towards sinkholes in underlying gypsum. Uranium-thorium disequilibrium dating suggests that the organic-rich deposits in the upper section were hydrologically isolated at ca. 41 ka and those in the lower section at ca. 86 ka. Interpretation of the pollen content, although tentative because of the depositional and post-depositional history of the material, suggests that the organic material originated in a warm stage possibly warmer than the post-Eemian interstadials. The unusual setting of preservation may indicate that in situ, last interglacial deposits have generally been removed by erosion in Ireland. Copyright

Vaughan, A. P. M.; Dowling, L. A.; Mitchell, F. J. G.; Lauritzen, S.-E.; McCabe, A. M.; Coxon, P.

2004-09-01