Hydrological insights from hydrogen and oxygen isotopes in Source Area of the Yellow River, east-northern part of Qinghai–Tibet Plateau

Peng Yi, Chengwei Wan, Huijun Jin, Dongliang Luo, Yuzhong Yang, Qingfeng Wang, Zhongbo Yu, A. Aldahan

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Abstract

Analyses of stable (D and 18O) and radioactive (T) isotopes of different waters were applied to obtain the hydrological information in watersheds with different frozen ground types in the Source Area of the Yellow River, northeastern of Qinghai–Tibet Plateau in 2014 and 2016. Variations of oxygen and hydrogen isotope ratios, statistically higher tritium concentrations and lower water yields in thaw lakes confirm disparate sources of recharges to thaw lakes and other lakes. Thaw lakes at various stages of evolution influence the surface and subsurface water systems differently.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-144
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Volume317
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2018

Keywords

  • Frozen ground regions
  • Hydrology
  • Source Area of the Yellow River
  • Stable water isotopes
  • Tritium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pollution
  • Spectroscopy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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