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Auteur (up) Lyons, W.B.; Welch, K.A.; Welch, S.A.; Camacho, A.; Rochera, C.; Michaud, L.; De wit, R.; Carey, A.E. url  doi
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  Titre Geochemistry of streams from Byers Peninsula, Livingston Island Type Article scientifique
  Année 2013 Publication Revue Abrégée Antarctic Science  
  Volume 25 Numéro 2 Pages 181-190  
  Mots-Clés Antarctic; South Shetland Islands; assemblages; chemistry; freshwater; hydrology; lakes; lithology; major ions; maritime antarctica; orkney islands; river; signy island; south-shetland-islands; taylor valley; water  
  Résumé In January and February 2009, a series of water samples were collected from streams on Byers Peninsula. These samples were analysed for major elements and delta O-18 to determine the role of lithology and landscape position on stream geochemistry, and to understand better the hydrology (i.e. residence time of water) of these systems. Precipitation chemistry is enriched in Na+, as are the streams located close to the coast. Streams originating from inland locations have much higher percentages of Ca2+. In contrast, Mg2+ varied little, though streams that are in greater contact with volcanic-derived soils have slightly higher concentrations. Anion percentages varied greatly between streams with SO42- ranging from 5% to 45% of the anion composition. Dissolved Si concentrations as high as 141 mu M were observed. All these data suggest that active chemical weathering is occurring in this region. A time series over 13 days at one stream showed little variation in major element geochemistry. The delta O-18 of precipitation samples collected over this same period varied by similar to 10 parts per thousand while the majority of stream samples varied less than similar to 1.5 parts per thousand. These data indicate that the stream waters represent mixtures of precipitation events, melting snow and water from the subsurface that had gained solutes through chemical weathering.  
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