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Controls on water balance of shallow thermokarst lakes and their relations with catchment characteristics: a multi-year, landscape-scale assessment based on water isotope tracers and remote sensing in Old Crow Flats, Yukon (Canada)

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2014

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Turner, Kevin W., Wolfe, Brent B., Edwards, Thomas W. D., Lantz, Trevor C., Hall, Roland I., and Larocque, Guillaume, 2014, Controls on water balance of shallow thermokarst lakes and their relations with catchment characteristics: a multi-year, landscape-scale assessment based on water isotope tracers and remote sensing in Old Crow Flats, Yukon (Canada): Global Change Biology, v. 20, no. 5, p. 1585-1603.

Summary

Many northern lake-rich regions are undergoing pronounced hydrological change, yet inadequate knowledge of the drivers of these landscape-scale responses hampers our ability to predict future conditions. We address this challenge in the thermokarst landscape of Old Crow Flats (OCF) using a combination of remote sensing imagery and monitoring of stable isotope compositions of lake waters over three thaw seasons (2007?2009). Quantitative analysis confirmed that the hydrological behavior of lakes is strongly influenced by catchment vegetation and physiography. Catchments of snowmelt-dominated lakes, typically located in southern peripheral areas of OCF, encompass high proportions of woodland/forest and tall shrub vegetation (mean percent [...]

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1111/gcb.12465
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 1365-2486

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