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Isotopic Composition of Glacier Ice and Meltwater in the Arid Parts of the Altai Mountains (Central Asia)

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Institute of Earth Science, Saint-Petersburg State University, Universitetskaya nab. 7/9, 199034 Saint-Petersburg, Russia
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State Hydrological Institute, Vasilyevsky Island, 2nd Line, 23, 199004 Saint-Petersburg, Russia
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Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, Beringa 38, 199397 Saint-Petersburg, Russia
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Research Park, Saint-Petersburg State University, Universitetskaya nab. 7/9, 199034 Saint-Petersburg, Russia
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Academic Editors: Polona Vreča and Zoltán Kern
Water 2022, 14(2), 252; https://doi.org/10.3390/w14020252
Received: 7 December 2021 / Revised: 12 January 2022 / Accepted: 13 January 2022 / Published: 16 January 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Use of Water Isotopes in Hydrological Processes II)
The objective of this study is to reveal the isotopic composition of ice and meltwater in glaciated regions of South-Eastern Altai. The paper depicts differences between the isotopic composition of glacier ice from several types of glaciers and from various locations. Detected differences between the isotopic composition of glacier ice in diversified parts of the study region are related to local climate patterns. Isotopic composition of meltwater and isotopic separation for glacier rivers runoff showed that in the Tavan-Bogd massif, seasonal snow participates more in the formation of glacier runoff due to better conditions for snow accumulation on the surface of glaciers. In other research areas pure glacier meltwater prevails in runoff. View Full-Text
Keywords: glaciers; runoff; isotopic composition; isotopic separation; Altai glaciers; runoff; isotopic composition; isotopic separation; Altai
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Bantcev, D.; Ganyushkin, D.; Terekhov, A.; Ekaykin, A.; Tokarev, I.; Chistyakov, K. Isotopic Composition of Glacier Ice and Meltwater in the Arid Parts of the Altai Mountains (Central Asia). Water 2022, 14, 252. https://doi.org/10.3390/w14020252

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Bantcev D, Ganyushkin D, Terekhov A, Ekaykin A, Tokarev I, Chistyakov K. Isotopic Composition of Glacier Ice and Meltwater in the Arid Parts of the Altai Mountains (Central Asia). Water. 2022; 14(2):252. https://doi.org/10.3390/w14020252

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Bantcev, Dmitriy, Dmitriy Ganyushkin, Anton Terekhov, Alexey Ekaykin, Igor Tokarev, and Kirill Chistyakov. 2022. "Isotopic Composition of Glacier Ice and Meltwater in the Arid Parts of the Altai Mountains (Central Asia)" Water 14, no. 2: 252. https://doi.org/10.3390/w14020252

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