(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2005)

Document title

Icing processes associated with High Arctic perennial springs, Axel Heidelberg Island, Nunavut, Canada

published at : In honour of Professor Emeritus Hugh M. French : papers from the joint Meeting of the Canadian Geomorphology Research Group and l'Association Québécoise pour l'Etude du Quaternaire, May 2004. Special Issue

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This paper presents preliminary findings of a study concerned with icings and related phenomena associated with perennial springs on Axel Heiberg Island. The icings and frost mounds formed by these springs are very different from those formed by late summer and early winter subglacial discharge. The high solute concentrations lead to freezing-point depression, complex patterns of freezing and the formation of brine icings, together with a variety of mineral precipitates. Freezing-point depression experiments help explain icing hydrology and the spatial pattern of icing formation


Thematical fascicle

published at : Permafrost and periglacial processes / ISSN 1045-6740 / CODEN PEPPED

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1990)

Millesime : 2005, vol. 16, no 1 [pp. 51-58]

Bibliographic references : 30 ref.




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