Journal article

Hydrologic processes in the different landscape zones of Mafengou River basin in the alpine cold region during the melting period

Yonggang Yang, Honglang Xiao, Yongping Wei, Liangju Zhao, Songbing Zou, Zhenliang Yin, Qiu Yang

JOURNAL OF HYDROLOGY | ELSEVIER | Published : 2011

Abstract

Hydrologic processes of glacier, snow, frozen soil, groundwater, surface water and precipitation have always been the common concern of hydrologists. The purpose of this study is to identify the hydrologic processes in different landscape zones, based on the isotopic and hydrochemical analysis of glacier, snow, frozen soil and groundwater. The chemical compositions were characterized by Ca-HCO3 in the glacier snow zone, Mg-Ca-SO4-HCO3 in the alpine cold desert zone, Ca-Mg-HCO3 in the marsh meadow zone, Ca-Mg-HCO3 in the alpine shrub zone, and Na-Ca-SO4 in the mountain grassland zone. The end-member mixing model was employed for hydrograph separation. The results showed that during the meltin..

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Awarded by Projects in the National Science & Technology Pillar Program


Awarded by State Key Laboratory of Frozen Soil Engineering


Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Funding Acknowledgements

This research is supported by the Projects in the National Science & Technology Pillar Program (2011BAC07B05), State Key Laboratory of Frozen Soil Engineering (SKLFSE200905), and National Natural Science Foundation of China (91025016, 40801021). The authors are grateful to Heihe Upstream Watershed Ecology-Hydrology Experimental Research Station and all participants in the field for their contributions to the progress of this study. We also express our appreciation to the anonymous reviewers of the manuscript.