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Title: Turning rock into soil : variations in soil mineral reactivity, surface area and porosity through the critical zone
Author: Parry, Samuel Aneurin
ISNI:       0000 0004 2723 6216
Awarding Body: University of Reading
Current Institution: University of Reading
Date of Award: 2012
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This study investigated how the surface area and porosity of soil minerals varied during pedogenesis, and how these variations in conjunction with changes in soil mineralogy influence soil mineral elemental release rates over time. Soil mineral samples were collected systematically with depth from granitic soil profiles in Dartmoor and Glen Dye. The variation in the surface area, porosity, mineralogy of bulk soils prior to and following the removal of soil organic matter, amorphous and free Fe oxide phases and individual grain size fractions (2000-500, 500-250, 250, 63-2 and
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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