Influence of the Geological Origin of the Parent Rock on the Distribution of Total Calcium in Particular Granulometric Fractions
Z. Brogowski, J. Chojnicki
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Department of Soil Environment Sciences, Division of Soil Science, Warsaw Agricultural University,
02-776 Warsaw, ul. Nowoursynowska 159, Poland
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2005;14(4):403–409
The content of total calcium in particular granulometric fractions is in most cases not correlated with particle size. In soil developed from boulder loam, total Ca content in the analyzed grain sizes increases with depth due to the presence of CaCO3 below 100 cm. In turn, in soil developed from old-alluvial deposits, in which CaCO3 was not noted, Ca content does not reveal any regularity in the particular fractions. The total calcium content in particular fractions depends on the leaching process and the origin and properties of the parent rock.