Rates of peat formation in relation to degree of humification and local environment, as shown by studies of a raised bog in Deninark
Article first published online: 16 JAN 2008
Volume 4, Issue 1, pages 1–17, March 1975
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AABY, B. and TAUBER, H. (1975), Rates of peat formation in relation to degree of humification and local environment, as shown by studies of a raised bog in Deninark. Boreas, 4: 1–17. doi: 10.1111/j.1502-3885.1975.tb00675.x
- Issue published online: 16 JAN 2008
- Article first published online: 16 JAN 2008
In the raised bog Draved Mose, rates of peat formation and degrees of humification were determined in two peat sections. Based on 59 calibrated C-14 dates, accumulation rates during the last 6500 years of 0.16 to 0.80 mm/year were found. The peat layers were analyscd for Sphagnum species, rhizopods, and pollen and spores. A clear relation between humification degrees and humidity at the time of formation was found, while the relation between measured growth rates and degrees of humification varied throughout the 2.5 m thick peat section. These variations are thought to be mostly a result of autocompaction.