Hydrology and Transport of Sediment and Solutes at Zackenberg

Bent Hasholt, Sebastian H. Mernild, Charlotte Sigsgaard, Bo Elberling, Dorthe Petersen, Bjarne H. Jakobsen, Birger U. Hansen, Jørgen Hinkler, Henrik Søgaard

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This chapter focuses on hydrology together with sediment and solute transport in the Zackenberg area in relation to climate variability during 1995-2005. The results indicate decreasing precipitation and increasing evapotranspiration during the study years. Theoretically, this should result in decreasing run-off, but no such trend is found in the run-off from the period. Model calculations justify that the loss of water available for run-off is compensated by an increased contribution of meltwater from glaciers within the catchment. It is found that extreme events can dominate the output of sediment and solutes for the catchment.

TitelHigh-Arctic Ecosystem Dynamics in a Changing Climate
RedaktørerHans Meltofte, Torben Christensen, Bo Elberling, Mads Forchhammerand Morten Rasch
ISBN (Trykt)9780123736659
StatusUdgivet - 2008
Udgivet eksterntJa
NavnAdvances in Ecological Research


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