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


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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