Water, Air, and Soil Pollution

, Volume 85, Issue 3, pp 1765–1770 | Cite as

Sulphur and nitrogen input to the Ratanica forested catchment (Carpathian Foothills, southern Poland)

  • G. Szarek
Part VI Ecosystem Experiments — Case Studies

Abstract

The study covers 1991–1994 concentrations of SO2 and NO2 in the air, concentrations of sulphur and nitrogen in bulk precipitation, throughfall and stemflow as well as input of S and N to the Ratanica forested catchment (S. Poland), which is exposed to moderate anthropogenic pollution are presented. There was high input of sulphur (26 kg ha−1) and nitrogen (24 kg ha−1) to the catchment, mainly in NH4+ (18 kg ha−1). The significant contribution of NH4+ connected with intensive agriculture in surrounding fields has led to eutrophication of the ecosystem.

Key words

nitrogen sulphur input forested catchment 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Szarek
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  1. 1.W. Szafer Institute of BotanyPolish Academy of SciencesKrakowPoland

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