Hydrocarbons content in soils of the northernmost taiga ecosystem of Komi Republic (North-East of Russia)

Authors Name:   

Evgeny Dmitrievich Lodygin, Vasily Aleksandrovich Beznosikov, Evgeny Vasil'evich Abakumov

Journal: Czech Polar Reports
Issue: 7
Volume: 2
Page Range: 248-256
No. of Pages: 9
Year: 2017


Publishers: muniPress Masaryk University Brno
ISSN:    1805-0689 (Print), 1805-0697 (On-line)
Language: English

The background concentrations of hydrocarbons (HCs) were estimated for soils of the northernmost and northern taiga ecosystem of the Komi Republic. It was shown that accumulation and distribution of hydrocarbons in soil cover is regulated by following pedological factors: texture class, parent material and landform type and the type of soil forming process. In all studied soils of accumulative positions showed more pronounces accumulation of hydrocarbons than the soils of well-drained eluvial positions. Interprofile differentiation of hydrocarbons content is more expressed in clay-textured soils than sandy ones.


Keywords: monitoring, background, Russian Subarctic, Komi


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