peat formation

peat formation

[′pēt fȯr′mā·shən]
(geochemistry)
Decomposition of vegetation in stagnant water with small amounts of oxygen, under conditions intermediate between those of putrefaction and those of moldering.
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From this evidence, we suggest that during the peat formation interval, beaver activity may have played a role in creating an open water environment.
2) to date the onset of peat formation and the beginning of ombrotrophication as well as for calculation of expansion rates from the current bog dome centres eastwards to the former, now drained, fen.
This has led to cessation of peat formation and degradation of peatlands, as well as negative changes in wildlife habitats.
During peat formation even at one particular site, significant changes could have happened in vegetation, temperature, amount of precipitation and, correspondingly, in the bog hydrological conditions and land use in the basin of the wetland (Caseldine et al.
Its intention was to produce a consensual strategy for future upland access and conservation based on objective evaluation of the real damage known to have been inflicted on archaeological sites, ancient roadways, ecology and wildlife, as well as blanket peat formation.
The amount of carbon saved by on-shore wind turbines in Wales has never been calculated, no consideration taken for the effect of disturbing centuries of peat formation and acres of trees.
1000 AD, the process and impact of peat formation and marine inundation, and stratigraphic models derived from deep drilling samples.
Each technique used provided different insights into the processes of peat formation and humification.
Some other factor or factors must be responsible for the creation of kettles and other depressions favorable to peat formation.
Raised bogs on sloping substrates are typically elongated downslope, presumably because the delivery of excess water to the downslope end of the mire enhances conditions for peat formation there.
But she rejects that hypothesis for these specimens because the semiarid environment of the region at that time was not conducive to peat formation.