Assessment of episodic acidification intensity in streams during snowmelt in the Łysogóry Range (Świętokrzyskie Mts.)
Marek Jóźwiak, Krzysztof Jarzyna, Mirosław Szwed
Monitoring of the dynamics of the snow cover chemistry was undertaken in the Łysogóry Range (Świętokrzyskie Mts.) in winters 2007/2008 and 2008/2009. An episodic acidification of the stream waters during snowmelt episodes was discovered. The acidification episodes were similar to these observed in the Scandinavia, New England mountains and the Rocky Mountains. An intensity of the process was dependent on the load of the analyzed ions in the snow cover and the course of the snowmelt.