(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Origin and flow dynamics of perennial groundwater in continuous permafrost terrain using isotopes and noble gases : case study of the Fishing Branch River, Northern Yukon, Canada

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

UTTING N. (1) ; CLARK I. (1) ; LAURIOL B. (2) ; WIESER M. (3) ; AESCHBACH-HERTIG W. (3) ;
(1) Dep. of Earth Science, Univ., Ottawa, CANADA
(2) Dep. of Geography, Univ., Ottawa, CANADA
(3) Inst. für Umweltphysik, Univ., Heidelberg, ALLEMAGNE


Perennially flowing groundwater discharges along a 15-km section of the Fishing Branch River, Yukon causing open water during winter and numerous discrete springs near Bear Cave Mountain. Groundwater flow occurs in karstified marine carbonate rocks as well as in alluvial river talik(s). The isotopic analyses show 3 groundwater chemistry groups and variability in surface water chemistry. The variations in water chemistry are related to differences in the rocks exposed in the recharge area. River discharge was measured during spring and summer under different water-level conditions. Winter baseflow was calculated based on summer discharge measurements and the width of the river channel in winter. Although river flow decreases in winter, groundwater discharge maintains open water


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2012, vol. 23, no2 [pp. 91-106]

Bibliographic references : 54 ref.

Collation : 10 fig., 6 tabl.



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