Glossary (trial version)
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- Acid sulphate soil
- A soil containing pyrite, which upon oxidation will result
in very low pH values.
- A property of (soil) water characterised by a pH below
- The surface layer of a peatland that is above the limit
of permanent saturation. In a little damaged bog it refers
to the active layer, comprising the living plant cover,
passing onwards into recently died plant material and then
into fresh peat. It forms the largely oxygenated surface
layer with high hydraulic conductivity, within which the
water table fluctuates and the main water movement occurs.
- traditional rights of indigenous peoples
- Alluvial plain
- A plain bordering a river, formed by the deposition of
alluvium eroded from areas of higher elevation.
- water bearing strata
- Ash content
- Weight of a volume of peat after it has been burned.
- Available soil water
- The quantity of water available to plants, defined as
the quantity of water retained in the soil between field
capacity and permanent wilting point. Also see plant
This glossary is based up on the published
glossary taken from the following publication:
Rieley, J. O. and S. E. Page, (2005), Wise
Use of Tropical Peatlands: Focus on Southeast Asia, ALTERRA
- Wageningen University and Research Centre and the EU INCO
- STRAPEAT and RESTORPEAT Partnerships, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
here to download a PDF copy of the publication - http://www.restorpeat.alterra.wur.nl/download/WUG.pdf
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