(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Recharge sources and chemical composition types of groundwater and lake in the Badain Jaran Desert, northwestern China

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SHAO T. (1) ; ZHAO J. (1 2) ; ZHOU Q. (2) ; DONG Z. (1 3) ; MA Y. (1) ;
(1) College of Tourism and Environment, Shaanxi Normal Univ., Xi'an, CHINE
(2) Key Lab. of Disaster Survey and Mechanism Simulation of Shaanxi Province, Univ. of Arts and Sciences, Baoji, CHINE
(3) Cold and Arid Regions Environment and Engineering Inst., CAS, Lanzhou, CHINE


Based on the analysis of ion chemical composition of lake water and shallow groundwater in the Badain Jaran Desert, this paper discussed the characteristics of ion chemical composition, spatial variation of lake water, and possible supply sources of lake water and groundwater in the desert areas. The results show that the pH, salinity, TDS and electrical conductivity of the lake water are greater than those of groundwater. The ion chemical composition of the lake water reveals that the flow direction of lake water is from southeast to northwest in the Badain Jaran Desert. The ion chemical composition, moisture content of sand layer water level height and hierarchical cluster analysis of the lake water and groundwater demonstrate that the lake water is mainly supplied by local rainfall and infiltration of precipitation in Yabulai Mountains and Heishantou Mountain


Article of periodic

published at : Journal of geographical sciences. Acta geographica sinica / ISSN 1009-637X

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2012, vol. 22, no3 [pp. 479-496]

Bibliographic references : 43 ref.

Collation : 12 fig., 4 tabl.



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