Chemical composition of glacial meltwaters and river waters within the Aktru river basin (Gornyi Altai)

O. G. Savichev, V. V. Paromov

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Abstract

An assessment was made of the mean levels of major and trace elements and of biogenic and organic matter in glacial and river waters within the Aktru river basin (Gornyi Altai, Russia). The analysis showed a general tendency for an increase in mineralization along the direction from the region of alimentation of glaciers to the mouth of the river. A relatively abrupt increase was revealed in Al, Zn, Cu, Pb, Si, NO2 - and NH4 + concentrations in the source of the Aktru river and its glacial tributaries, with their subsequent decrease downstream. The mechanism for such changes is governed by the conditions of interaction of rocks with meltwaters and river waters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)364-370
Number of pages7
JournalGeography and Natural Resources
Volume34
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Keywords

  • Aktru river basin
  • glacial and river waters
  • Gornyi Altai
  • hydrochemistry

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  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Geography, Planning and Development

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Chemical composition of glacial meltwaters and river waters within the Aktru river basin (Gornyi Altai). / Savichev, O. G.; Paromov, V. V.

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