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Glacial Effects on Discharge and Sediment Load in the Subarctic Tanana River Basin, Alaska

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2011

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Wada, Tomoyuki, Chikita, K. A., Kim, Y., and Kudo, I., 2011, Glacial Effects on Discharge and Sediment Load in the Subarctic Tanana River Basin, Alaska: Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, v. 43, no. 4, p. 632-648.

Summary

About 5.6% of the drainage area of the Tanana River, Alaska, is covered by mountainous glacierized regions, and most of the other area by forests (51%) and wetlands (9%) with discontinuous permafrost. The water discharge and sediment load from glacierized and non-glacierized regions within the drainage area were represented by observed data of the proglacial Phelan Creek and the non-glacial Chena River, respectively, which are both the tributaries of the Tanana River and ultimately drain to the Yukon river basin. In the glacier-melt periods of 2007 and 2008, the runoff rate and suspended sediment concentration in Phelan Creek was 15 times and 36 times as high as those in the non-glacial Chena River, respectively. As a result, the mean [...]

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NWBLCC-20160406.xml

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1657/1938-4246-43.4.632; 24 10.1657/1938-4246-43.4.632
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 1523-0430

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