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DOI 10.1080/10256019908234096
Title (Primary) Stable sulfur isotopes in forest spring waters from the Fichtelgebirge (Germany)
Author Durka, W. ORCID logo ; Giesemann, A.; Schulze, E.D.; Jäger, H.J.
Source Titel Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies
Year 1999
Department BZF
Volume 35
Issue 3
Page From 237
Page To 249
Language englisch
Abstract The potential role of processes discriminating S isotopes, for example dissimilatory SO4 2- reduction and mineralization, in determining SO4 2- concentrations was studied in forest spring water. S-isotope composition of sulfate from atmospheric input and forest springs representing a wide range of SO4 2- concentrations was investigated in the Fichtelgebirge (NE Bavaria, Germany). δ34 S values in atmospheric input ranged from +3.7 to - 5.7‰. In spring waters with SO4 2- > 150 μmol 1−1 δ34 S values were between +4 and -5‰. whereas δ34 S values increased up to +7.2‰ below 150 μmol 1−1 SO4 2-. SO4 2- mineralization seemed to have no effect on isotopic composition since all δ34 S values of spring water were higher than input values. Dissimilatory SO4 2- reduction occurred in springs with SO4 2- < 150 μmol1−1. Spatial heterogeneity in forest soils or flow paths has to be invoked to explain increased δ34 S values since NO3 - concentrations would not allow for SO4 2- reduction to occur.
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Durka, W., Giesemann, A., Schulze, E.D., Jäger, H.J. (1999):
Stable sulfur isotopes in forest spring waters from the Fichtelgebirge (Germany)
Isot. Environ. Health Stud. 35 (3), 237 - 249 10.1080/10256019908234096