Dynamics of soil salinization in the Nero Lake depression (Upper Volga) in connection with the latest climate change

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Abstract

Over the last 30-40 years, climate changes have resulted in environmental changes within the Upper Volga basin. In this study, an attempt to analyze the soil record of recent climate changes was made. An example of soil evolution induced by climate change was studied on hydromorphic saline soils in the nature reserve of the Varnicy Saline Spring. In a humid climate, soil salinization occurring in discharge areas can quickly change in response to the changed hydrothermal regime because of close relationships between climatic conditions and groundwater systems. In a poorly drained depression, we could observe an increasing soil salinity and developing hydrogenic accumulation of salts, whereas the groundwater salinity was stable.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012026
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Volume438
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 5 Feb 2020
Event5th International Conference on Ecosystem dynamics in the Holocene - Moscow, Russian Federation
Duration: 11 Nov 201915 Nov 2019

Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

Keywords

  • Dynamics
  • Ecosystems
  • Groundwater
  • Soils
  • climatic conditions
  • Environmental change
  • Groundwater salinities
  • Groundwater system
  • Humid climates
  • Nature reserves
  • Soil evolutions
  • Soil salinization

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