Natural Environment Monitoring 2013, No 14, 113-126
PRELIMINARY RESULTS OF RESEARCH ON TRANSFORMATION OF PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF RAINFALL IN PINE-OAK FOREST STAND
FOR DISCRETE RAINFALL EPISODES (PUSZCZA ZIELONKA)
Robert Kruszyk, Bernard Okoński, Paweł Strzeliński
The aim of research was identification of physicochemical properties transformation of rainfall water and assessment of spatial distribution of atmospheric deposition under tree crown layer in forest ecosystem. Research site was located in oak-pine forest stand in Puszcza Zielonka Forest. The research period covered July to November period of 2010 year. Despite of rainfall volume reduction under tree canopy due to interception process, the level of atmospheric deposition in investigated forest ecosystem is higher than at non-forested control site. The result may be attributed to the process of rainfall water enrichment at the tree canopy zone in cations such as potassium and magnesium washed out from tree foliage surface.