Articles | Volume 24, issue 2
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 977–989, 2020
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 977–989, 2020

Research article 03 Mar 2020

Research article | 03 Mar 2020

Controls of fluorescent tracer retention by soils and sediments

Marcus Bork et al.

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Fluorescent tracers such as uranine and sulforhodamine B are useful tools to gain knowledge about water and solute fluxes in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. In this study we systematically investigated the influence of important soil properties (pH, organic carbon content and texture) on tracer adsorption in soils and sediments. These properties also determine whether the tracers in the respective soil behave conservatively or non-conservatively.