Surface Water Chemistry and Hydrology of a Small Arctic Drainage Basin

  • K. R. Everett
  • D. L. Kane
  • L. D. Hinzman
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 120)


Spatial and temporal variation in the composition of water in ecosystems is governed by many biogeochemical processes that differ in magnitude, direction, and rate. An understanding of water fluxes and water chemistry is critical to predicting ecosystem dynamics in arctic landscapes (cf. Bormann and Likens 1979; Molenaar 1987; Chapin et al. 1988; Swanson et al. 1988; Chaps. 17 and 18, this Vol.). Changes in the chemical composition of water that affect ecosystem function within the Imnavait Creek watershed may be examined with regard to biogeochemical processes and background atmospheric inputs for two distinctly different periods, during snowmelt and the post-snowmelt summer growth season.


Overland Flow Road Dust Snowmelt Runoff Snowmelt Water Haul Road 
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  • D. L. Kane
  • L. D. Hinzman

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