The effect of extreme HCL deposition on soil acid neutralization following simulated shuttle rocket launches

  title={The effect of extreme HCL deposition on soil acid neutralization following simulated shuttle rocket launches},
  author={Giles M. Marion and Charles H. Black and Paul H. Zedler},
  journal={Water, Air, and Soil Pollution},
This study evaluated the effect of extreme HCl deposition on soil acid neutralization following simulated shuttle rocket launches. Four soils along a soil chronosequence from Vandenberg Air Force Base were selected and evaluated as a function of pH spike addition (pH=1.0, 2.5, 4.0, and 5.6) and time (0 to 4 mo) in a leaching-incubation experiment. The pH=1.0 treatment led to a rapid soil extract pH decrease to 2.5 in poorly buffered soils and increased leaching of basic cations (Ca, Mg, K, and… 
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