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Weathering implications of water chemistry in an arctic-alpine environment, northern Sweden

Auteurs :
DARMODY, R.G.
THORN, C.E.
HARDER, R.L.
SCHLYTER, J.P.L.
DIXON, J.C.

Description :
This paper reports on some of the chemical characteristics of late melt-season water from Kärkevagge (valley of the boulders) above the Arctic Circle in northern Sweden. These were measured in rain, late-lying snow, and water from the major stream and lake, as well as from pond, tributary, and seep sources in the valley. A total of 71 samples was collected at 57 sites, in August 1996, for the purpose of characterizing the present weathering regime within this classic U-shaped glacial valley. The results indicate that chemical weathering is a major component of mass wasting in this arctic-alpine environment.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Geomorphology (Amsterdam), issn : 0169-555X, 2000, vol. 34, n°. 1-2, p. 89-100, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 29 ref.

Date :
2000

Editeur :
Pays édition : Pays-Bas, Amsterdam, Elsevier

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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