Modelling of regional scale nitrate leaching from agricultural soils, The Netherlands

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doi: 10.1016/S0883-2927(09)80032-2
Authors:van Drecht, Gerard
Author Affiliations:Primary:
National Institute of Public Health and Environmental Protection (RIVM), Laboratory of Soil and Groundwater Research, Bilthoven, Netherlands
Volume Title:Environmental geochemistry; selected papers from the 2nd international symposium
Volume Authors:Hitchon, Brian, editor; Fuge, Ronald
Source:Applied Geochemistry, Vol.8 (Suppl. No. 2), p.174-178; 2nd international symposium on Environmental geochemistry, Uppsala, Sweden, Sept. 16-19, 1991, edited by Brian Hitchon and Ronald Fuge. Publisher: Elsevier, Oxford-New York-Beijing, International. ISSN: 0883-2927
Publication Date:1993
Note:In English. 13 refs.; illus., incl. 5 tables
Summary:A method of regional modelling and mapping of NO3 leaching from agricultural soils is presented and used to assess sensitivity of agricultural soils to NO3 leaching. Nitrate leaching was calculated by an empirical model, describing steady state NO3 leaching as a function of soil type, type of agricultural land use, and depth of the groundwater table. Results of the study are a national N balance of agricultural soils and an areal distribution of agricultural soils with regard to the predicted NO3 concentration of the uppermost groundwater. It was concluded that NO3 pollution of the upper groundwater occurs almost everywhere in sandy and loamy soils. [R.E.S.]
Subjects:Agriculture; Ground water; Leaching; Nitrate ion; Sensitivity analysis; Soils; Europe; Netherlands; Western Europe
Abstract Numbers:93M/4118
Record ID:2019052603
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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