Articles | Volume 8, issue 1
SOIL, 8, 319–335, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-8-319-2022
SOIL, 8, 319–335, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-8-319-2022
Original research article
12 Apr 2022
Original research article | 12 Apr 2022

Modelling the effect of catena position and hydrology on soil chemical weathering

Vanesa García-Gamero et al.

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Short-scale soil variability has received much less attention than at the regional scale. The chemical depletion fraction (CDF), a proxy for chemical weathering, was measured and simulated with SoilGen along two opposite slopes in southern Spain. The results show that differences in CDF could not be explained by topography alone but by hydrological parameters. The model sensitivity test shows the maximum CDF value for intermediate precipitation has similar findings to other soil properties.