Glossary (trial version)
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- Oligotrophic peat
- Peat with a low mineral content.
- Ombrogenous peat
- Peat that depends entirely on rainwater for its growth.
- receiving nutrients exclusively from precipitation
- Open drain
- A drain with an exposed water surface that conveys drainage
- Organic soils
- Soils with a high content of composed or decomposed organic
carbon and a low mineral content.
- The terminal point of the entire drainage system,
where it discharges into a major element of the natural
open water system of the region (e.g. river, lake, or sea).
- Overland flow
- Water flowing over the soil surface towards rills, rivulets,
channels, and rivers. It is the main source of direct runoff.
- Oxidation is the volume reduction of peat above the groundwater
level resulting from loss of organic matter due to decomposition
by biochemical processes. It starts as soon as peat becomes
unsaturated and air enters. It results in CO2 emission.
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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