|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|4453773||1620809||2016||11 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود رایگان|
The Tibetan Plateau is home to the largest aggregate of glaciers outside the Polar Regions and is a source of fresh water to 1.4 billion people. Yet little is known about the transportation and cycling of Hg in high-elevation glacier basins on Tibetan Plateau. In this study, surface snow, glacier melting stream water and lake water samples were collected from the Qiangyong Glacier Basin. The spatiotemporal distribution and transportation of Hg from glacier to lake were investigated. Significant diurnal variations of dissolved Hg (DHg) concentrations were observed in the river water, with low concentrations in the morning (8:00 am–14:00 pm) and high concentrations in the afternoon (16:00 pm–20:00 pm). The DHg concentrations were exponentially correlated with runoff, which indicated that runoff was the dominant factor affecting DHg concentrations in the river water. Moreover, significant decreases of Hg were observed during transportation from glacier to lake. DHg adsorption onto particulates followed by the sedimentation of particulate-bound Hg (PHg) could be possible as an important Hg removal mechanism during the transportation process. Significant decreases in Hg concentrations were observed downstream of Xiao Qiangyong Lake, which indicated that the high-elevation lake system could significantly affect the distribution and transportation of Hg in the Qiangyong Glacier Basin.
The location of Qiangyong Glacier Basin and the spatiotemporal distribution of Hg in different water bodies (i.e., surface snow, river water and lake water) from glacier to lake in Qiangyong Glacier Basin, southern Tibetan Plateau. A: Xiao Qiangyong Lake; B: Da Qiangyong Lake; a: Glacial terminus river; b: Middle river.Figure optionsDownload as PowerPoint slide
Journal: Journal of Environmental Sciences - Volume 44, June 2016, Pages 213–223