turnover rate

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turnover rate A measure of the movement of an element in a biogeochemical cycle. Turnover rate is calculated as the rate of flow into or out of a particular nutrient pool, divided by the quantity of nutrient in that pool. Thus it measures the importance of a particular nutrient flux in relation to the pool size. Compare turnover time.

turnover rate

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turnover rate A measure of the movement of an element in a biogeochemical cycle. Turnover rate is calculated as the rate of flow into or out of a particular nutrient pool, divided by the quantity of nutrient in that pool. Thus, it measures the importance of a particular nutrient flux in relation to the pool size. Compare TURNOVER TIME.

turnover rate

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turnover rate Measure of the rate of movement of an element through a biogeo-chemical cycle. Turnover rate is calculated as the rate of flow into or out of a particular pool, divided by the quantity of the element in that pool. Thus it measures the importance of a particular flux in relation to the pool size. Compare TURNOVER TIME.

natural turnover rate

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natural turnover rate The normal rate of transfer of an element through the active part of a biogeochemical cycle. Compare man-induced turnover. See also turnover.

natural turnover rate

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natural turnover rate The normal rate of transfer of an element through the active part of a biogeochemical cycle. Compare MAN-INDUCED TURNOVER.

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