EFFECT OF IN‐SITU GAS ACCUMULATION ON THE HYDRAULIC CONDUCTIVITY OF PEAT

@article{Reynolds1992EFFECTOI,
  title={EFFECT OF IN‐SITU GAS ACCUMULATION ON THE HYDRAULIC CONDUCTIVITY OF PEAT},
  author={Warren D. Reynolds and D. Ann Brown and Sukhdev P. Mathur and Ralph P. Overend},
  journal={Soil Science},
  year={1992},
  volume={153},
  pages={397–408}
}
The in situ hydraulic conductivity of moderately decomposed, catotelm (subsurface) peat is often anomalously low (10−5 to 10−7 cm s−1) considering that the porosity (n) of this peat is often as high as 80–97%, and the dry bulk density (pb) as low as 0.05–0.25 g cm−3. It has recently been hypothesized that this is the result of a progressive occlusion of pores in the peat matrix by bubbles of gas (especially methane) which are generated in-situ by ongoing anaerobic respiration. To test this… 

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