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Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 10, 1477-1485, 2010
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-10-1477-2010
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09 Jul 2010
Interdisciplinary analysis of soil acidification hazard and its legacy effects in Lithuania
M. Eidukeviciene1, J. Volungevicius2, S. Marcinkonis3,5, L. Tripolskaja3, D. Karcauskiene4, M. A. Fullen6, and C. A. Booth5 1Department of Social Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences, Klaipeda University, Minijos 153, 93185 Klaipeda, Lithuania
2Department of Geography and Landscape Management, Vilnius University, M.K. Ciurlionio 21/27, 03001 Vilnius, Lithuania
3Voke Branch of the Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Zalioji a.2, Traku Voke, 02232, Vilnius, Lithuania
4Vezaiciai Branch of the Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Vezaiciai, Gargzdu 29, 96216, Klaipeda District, Lithuania
5School of Applied Sciences, The University of Wolverhampton, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1LY, UK
6School of Engineering and the Built Environment, The University of Wolverhampton, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1LY, UK
Abstract. An analysis of factors influencing effective soil acidification management is reported. This analysis was conducted simultaneously at both national and local levels. These investigations were accomplished in three stages: (i) validation of acid soil spatial patterns using systems analysis and geoinformation methods; (ii) spatial statistical analysis of soil pH diversity using a statistical grid method; and (iii) development of the concept of soil acidity management. Results indicate the national spatial distribution of topsoil reaction is a natural and stable phenomenon related to Quaternary sub-surface deposits. However, secondary effects of topsoil liming are evident in both spatial and temporal soil reaction patterns.

Citation: Eidukeviciene, M., Volungevicius, J., Marcinkonis, S., Tripolskaja, L., Karcauskiene, D., Fullen, M. A., and Booth, C. A.: Interdisciplinary analysis of soil acidification hazard and its legacy effects in Lithuania, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 10, 1477-1485, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-10-1477-2010, 2010.
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