Climate-driven mobilisation of acid and metals from acid sulfate soils
Simpson,S.L.; Fitzpatrick,R.W.; Shand,P.; Angel,B.M.; Spadaro,D.A.; Mosley,L.
Ine And Freshwater Research: 1, 129-138
The recent drought in south-eastern Australia has exposed to air, large areas of acid sulfate soils within the River Murray system. Oxidation of these soils has the potential to release acidity, nutrients and metals. The present study investigated the mobilisation of these substances following the rewetting of dried soils with River Murray water. Trace metal concentrations were at background levels in most soils.