Acid Sulfate Soils: Formation

Authored by: Martin C. Rabenhorst , Delvin S. Fanning , Steven N. Burch

Managing Soils and Terrestrial Systems

Print publication date:  July  2020
Online publication date:  July  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138342651
eBook ISBN: 9780429346255
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Soils containing sulfide minerals that have not yet been oxidized through acid sulfate weathering are referred to as potential acid sulfate soils (potential acid SS). This entry first discusses the processes involved in the formation and accumulation of sulfide minerals in soils leading to the formation of potential acid SS. Processes related to the oxidation of sulfides in the formation of active acid SS are then examined.

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