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Ecosystems as sinks for atmospheric fluoride

Murray, F. (1982) Ecosystems as sinks for atmospheric fluoride. In: Murray, F., (ed.) Fluoride emissions: their monitoring and effects on vegetation and ecosystems. Academic Press Australia, Sydney, Australia, pp. 191-205.

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Abstract

In a study of two areas of mixed eucalypt open forest, fluoride inputs were estimated. The bulk fluoride input to a fluoride-polluted area is estimated to be 17.8 kg ha-1yr-1. The sink efficiency of the vegetation in the fluoride-polluted area is estimated to be 21.3 kg-1yr-1 and in the unpolluted area 0.9 kg ha-1yr-1. These inputs are discussed in relation to fluoride transfer processes operating in these ecosystems, in which wildfires are an important agent for the release of fluoride from vegetation, and soil is the important sink.

Publication Type: Book Chapter
Publisher: Academic Press Australia
Copyright: © Academic Press Australia.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/15316
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