Isotopic fractionation and profile evolution of a melting snowcover

Citation
Sq. Zhou et al., Isotopic fractionation and profile evolution of a melting snowcover, SCI CHINA E, 44, 2001, pp. 35-40
Citations number
12
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Engineering Management /General
Journal title
SCIENCE IN CHINA SERIES E-TECHNOLOGICAL SCIENCES
ISSN journal
2095-0624 → ACNP
Volume
44
Year of publication
2001
Supplement
S
Pages
35 - 40
Database
ISI
SICI code
2095-0624(200108)44:<35:IFAPEO>2.0.ZU;2-A
Abstract
Successive snow pits were dug intensively in a melting snowcover. Water was successfully separated from snow grains in the field for the first time. B y measuring delta O-18 values of water and snow grain samples as well as co mparing isotopic profiles, it is found that meltwater percolating down in s now develops quick and clear isotopic fractionation with snow grains, but e xerts no clear impact on the delta O-18 profile of the snowcover through wh ich the meltwater percolates.