Glossary (trial version)
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- Carbon trading
- see emission trading.
- the entire area drained by a natural stream or artificial
drain in such a way that all flow originating in the area
is discharged through a single outlet.
- a sequence of soil types and their vegetation that is
repeated in a corresponding sequence of topographical sites.
- Cation exchange capacity
- the extent to which exchangeable cations can be held in
- the lower "inert" layer of the peat of an undamaged
ombrotrophic bog. The catotelm underlies the acrotelm, and
is permanently water saturated, mainly anoxic and of low
- the formation of heterocyclic ring structures that contain
metal cations. A natural reaction in most soils, it is enhanced
by organic matter, especially humus.
- the change in soil volume produced artificially by momentary
load applications such as rolling, tamping, or vibration.
- the change in soil volume produced by the application
of a static external load.
- The very rapid subsidence after virgin peat swamps are
drained resulting in compression of the permanently saturated
peat layers. Consolidation occurs as water and/or air are
driven out of the voids in the
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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