The selective removal of phosphorus from soil: is event size important?

  title={The selective removal of phosphorus from soil: is event size important?},
  author={John Norman Quinton and John A Catt and Tanja M Hess},
  journal={Journal of environmental quality},
  volume={30 2},
Data from the Woburn Erosion Reference Experiment (Bedfordshire, UK) were used to test the hypothesis that losses of phosphorus (P) in small erosion events are as great as those in infrequent large events, and to examine the effect of storm characteristics on the selective enrichment of P in eroded sediment. For almost every plot event in the period 1988 to 1994, the clay-sized fraction of the sediment was enriched compared with the soil of the plots. There was more variation in clay enrichment… CONTINUE READING

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