Geochemistry of the active layer and near-surface permafrost, Mackenzie delta region, Northwest Territories, Canada

  • Burn C
  • Kokelj S
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Abstract

The soluble ion content of the active layer and near-surface permafrost was determined at 41 sites in the Mackenzie delta region, Northwest Territories, Canada. In delta soils, Ca2+ and Mg2+ are the dominant soluble cations, but the quantity and relative abundance of Na+ increase with proximity to the Beaufort Sea coast. Soils beneath frequently flooded surfaces are ion rich in comparison with ground above the level of decadal flooding. Within a terrain type, near-surface permafrost soil solute concentrations are similar between paired cores spaced

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  • C R Burn

  • S V Kokelj

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