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Sediment and particulate carbon removal by pipe erosion increase over time in blanket peatlands as a consequence of land drainage

Holden, J. (2006) Sediment and particulate carbon removal by pipe erosion increase over time in blanket peatlands as a consequence of land drainage. Journal of Geophysical Research (Earth Surface), 111 (F2). F02010. ISSN 0148-0227

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Abstract

Land drainage is common in peatlands. Artificially drained blanket peat catchments have been shown to have a significantly greater soil pipe density than intact catchments. This paper investigates the role of surface land drains in the enhancement of soil piping in blanket peats. The density of piping was found to significantly increase in a linear fashion with the age of the drainage. Thirty-five years after drains were cut, slopes would be expected to have twice the density of soil piping than would an undrained blanket peat catchment. The rate of pipe erosion increases exponentially over time, so that particulate carbon loss from subsurface pipes is greatest where drains are oldest.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: Copyright 2006 by the American Geophysical Union.0148-0227/06/2005JF000386$09.00. An edited version of this paper was published by AGU
Keywords: Sediment, particulate carbon removal, pipe erosion, blanket peatlands, land drainage
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Environment (Leeds) > School of Geography (Leeds)
Depositing User: S.A Khan
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2006
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2014 01:20
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2005JF000386
Status: Published
Publisher: American Geophysical Union
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1029/2005JF000386
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/1599

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