(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1982)

Document title

Seasonal variation of solute concentration in melt waters draining from an Alpine glacier

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Electrical conductivity of melt waters draining from the portal of Gornergletscher, Switzerland, was recorded continuously for extended periods during 1978-79 hydrological year. Conductivity was used as a surrogate measure of the total dissolved solids concentration in melt water to describe the seasonal variation of solute and its relation to discharge, in an attempt to use melt-water hydrochemistry as an indicator of the nature of subglacial processes within an Alpine glacier. Melt-water hydrochemistry provides some insight into the nature of subglacial chemical processes, but, since melt waters do not appear to have access to all areas of the glacier bed, it probably underestimates total chemical activity.


Article of periodic

published at : Annals of Glaciology Cambridge

Editor :

Millesime : 1982, vol. 2 [pp. 11-16]

Bibliographic references : 24 réf.



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