Organic Carbon Pools and Genesis of Alpine Soils with Permafrost: A Review

@inproceedings{Bockheim2014OrganicCP,
  title={Organic Carbon Pools and Genesis of Alpine Soils with Permafrost: A Review},
  author={James G. Bockheim and Jeffrey S. Munroe},
  year={2014}
}
Abstract Soils with mountain permafrost occupy 3.5 million km2 worldwide, with 70% in central Asia. High-mountain environments have “warm” permafrost, with surface permafrost temperatures of -0.5 to -2 °C and deep active layers (2 to 8 m). From a global database of 41 sites and 312 pedons, alpine soils with permafrost are strongly acid (pH = 5.0 to 5.5), have intermediate cation-exchange capacities (20 to 25 cmolc/kg) and base saturation (44% to 85%), and commonly have an isotic mineral class… 

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