(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Geochemistry of groundwater in front of a warm-based glacier in Southeast Greenland

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

KRISTIANSEN S.M. (1) ; YDE J.C. (2) ; GÓMEZ BÁRCENA T. (3) ; JAKOBSEN B.H. (4) ; OLSEN J. (5) ; KNUDSEN N.T. (1) ;
(1) Dep. of Geoscience, Univ., Aarhus, DANEMARK
(2) Fac. of Science and Technology, Sogn og Fjordane Univ. College, Sogndal, NORVEGE
(3) Dep. of Basic Sciences and Environment, Univ., Copenhagen, DANEMARK
(4) Dep. of Geography and Geology, Univ., Copenhagen, DANEMARK
(5) Dep. of Physics and Astronomy, Univ., Aarhus, DANEMARK


The AA. present the first monitoring results of shallow groundwater chemistry and geochemical fingerprinting of glacier meltwater in front of a warm-based glacier in Southeast Greenland (Mittivakkat Gletscher). The groundwater temperature, electrical conductivity and pressure head were monitored from August 2009 to August 2011, and water samples were collected in 2009 and analyzed for major ions and water isotopes (δD, δ18 O). This study shows that groundwater in Low Arctic Greenland is likely to possess a combined geochemical and isotopic composition, which is distinguishable from other water sources in the proglacial environment. However, the shallow groundwater composition at a given time is highly dependent on major outbursts of glacier water in the previous months


Article of periodic

published at : Geografiska annaler. Series A. Physical geography / ISSN 0435-3676 / CODEN GAPGAP

Editor : Svenska sällskapet för antropologi och geografi, Stockholm - SUEDE (1965)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 95, no2 [pp. 97-108]

Bibliographic references : 46 ref.

Collation : 3 fig., 3 tabl.




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