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Runoff sources and flow paths in a partially burned, upland boreal catchment underlain by permafrost

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2014

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Koch, Joshua C., Kikuchi, Colin P., Wickland, Kimberly P., and Schuster, Paul, 2014, Runoff sources and flow paths in a partially burned, upland boreal catchment underlain by permafrost: Water Resources Research, v. 50, no. 10, p. 8141-8158.

Summary

Boreal soils in permafrost regions contain vast quantities of frozen organic material that is released to terrestrial and aquatic environments via subsurface flow paths as permafrost thaws. Longer flow paths may allow chemical reduction of solutes, nutrients, and contaminants, with implications for greenhouse gas emissions and aqueous export. Predicting boreal catchment runoff is complicated by soil heterogeneities related to variability in active layer thickness, soil type, fire history, and preferential flow potential. By coupling measurements of permeability, infiltration potential, and water chemistry with a stream chemistry end-member mixing model, we tested the hypothesis that organic soils and burned slopes are the primary sources [...]

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  • LC MAP - Landscape Conservation Management and Analysis Portal
  • Northwest Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1002/2014WR015586
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 1944-7973

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