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Water balance creates a threshold in soil pH at the global scale

Water balance creates a threshold in soil pH at the global scale There is an abrupt transition from alkaline to acid soil pH when mean annual precipitation exceeds mean annual potential evapotranspiration, demonstrating that climate creates a nonlinear pattern in soil solution chemistry at the global scale. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nature Springer Journals

Water balance creates a threshold in soil pH at the global scale

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2016 by Macmillan Publishers Limited, part of Springer Nature. All rights reserved.
Subject
Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, multidisciplinary; Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, multidisciplinary; Science, multidisciplinary
ISSN
0028-0836
eISSN
1476-4687
DOI
10.1038/nature20139
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Abstract

There is an abrupt transition from alkaline to acid soil pH when mean annual precipitation exceeds mean annual potential evapotranspiration, demonstrating that climate creates a nonlinear pattern in soil solution chemistry at the global scale.

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NatureSpringer Journals

Published: Nov 21, 2016

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