Articles | Volume 5, issue 2
Original research article
31 Jul 2019
Original research article |  | 31 Jul 2019

Spatially resolved soil solution chemistry in a central European atmospherically polluted high-elevation catchment

Daniel A. Petrash, Frantisek Buzek, Martin Novak, Bohuslava Cejkova, Pavel Kram, Tomas Chuman, Jan Curik, Frantisek Veselovsky, Marketa Stepanova, Oldrich Myska, Pavla Holeckova, and Leona Bohdalkova


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (01 Jul 2019) by Teodoro Miano
AR by Daniel A. Petrash on behalf of the Authors (03 Jul 2019)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (06 Jul 2019) by Teodoro Miano
ED: Publish as is (07 Jul 2019) by Jorge Mataix-Solera (Executive editor)
AR by Daniel A. Petrash on behalf of the Authors (08 Jul 2019)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Some 30 years after peak pollution-related soil acidification occurred in central Europe, the forest ecosystem of a small V-shaped mountain valley, UDL, was still out of chemical balance relative to the concurrent loads of anions and cations in precipitation. The spatial variability in soil solution chemistry provided evidence pointing to substrate variability, C and P bioavailability, and landscape as major controls on base metal leaching toward the subsoil level in N-saturated catchments.