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Title: Influence of leaf area on atmospheric input of elements to the ecosystems of the Kampinos National Park (Central Poland)


Kram, Karol J.

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Influence of leaf area on elements input


Polish Academy of Sciences. Institute of Ecology


Polish Academy of Sciences. Institute of Ecology. Publishing Office

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Dziekanów Leśny


Pages 327-337 : illustrations ; 27 cm ; Bibliographical references (pages 336-337)

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The study was conducted in the buffer zone of the Kampinos National Park 30 km north from Warsaw in the growing seasons (April-October) of 1997-1999. In addition to element input into common rain collectors, their aerosol-gaseous input was determined, using collectors with artificial leaves of known surface areas -2, 6, and 12 m2 m-2. It was found that the input of the majority of elements markedly increased with increasing artificial leaf area (Na+, N-NH4+, K+, Mg2+, Ca2+, Cl-, N-NO3-, S-SO42-, P-PO43-, and less intensively Cd2+ and Cu2+). This was not the case of H+, Zn2+, Pb2+, and atmospheric input of water. Proportional increase in anions and cations neutralising them accompanied increasing artificial leaf area, so that water acidity was stable. As a result of parallel increases in the input of most elements with increasing leaf area proportions between elements were maintained at fairly the same level in leaf area gradient.


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