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McCarthy, T.S., McIver, J.R., Cairncross, J.R., Ellery,K. and Ellery, W.N. 1989. The Inorganic chemistry of peat from the Maunachira channel-swamp system, Okavango Delta, Botswana. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 53: 1077-1089


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The Inorganic chemistry of peat from the Maunachira channel-swamp system, Okavango Delta, Botswana.

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Organic rich sediment (peat) is a major sediment of the perennial swamps. Peat formation commences during senescence of the plants, when certain nutrients are recycled while others are lost by rain water leaching. Further changes in chemistry occur during subaqueus decay of plants which involve both gains and losses of constituents. Decaying plants trap detrital mineral water which becomes an integral part of peat.

Year: 1989

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