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In this exercise, students use elemental chemistry data in a soil profile to explore major biogeochemical processes that dominate in critical zone. Data will be provided, and students calculate and graph the mass transfer coefficients as a function of depth using Excel. Based on these plots, student make generalized statements about how different elements behave in this soil profile and what processes dominate, e.g., depletion by rock-water interaction, addition by dust inputs or elemental loading by human activities etc.

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    Keywords:

    Vocational/Professional Development Education,Higher Education,NSDL_SetSpec_380601,Environmental Science,Critical Zone Processes,Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20130611184108867T,Soil Genesis,Soils,Chemistry and Mineralogy,Social Sciences,Undergraduate (Upper Division),Ecosystems,Biogeochemistry,Geoscience,Carbon Cycling,NSDL

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    English

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