The composition of snowfall, snowpack and meltwater in the Scottish highlands-evidence for preferential elution

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Author(s)

  • M. Tranter
  • P. Brimblecombe
  • T. D. Davies
  • C. E. Vincent
  • P. W. Abrahams
  • And 1 others
  • I. Blackwood

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)517-525
Journal / PublicationAtmospheric Environment (1967)
Volume20
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Acidic snows in a small, remote, high-altitude snowpack in the Cairngorms, Scotland, give rise to meltwaters which are proportionally rich in sulphate and nitrate. As a consequence, the within-pack snows become proportionally rich in chloride, even though depleted in solute. Preferential elution appears to be a major process in the chemical evolution of snowfall and snowpack. © 1986.

Research Area(s)

  • acid deposition, meltwater, preferential elution, Snow, triangular diagrams

Citation Format(s)

The composition of snowfall, snowpack and meltwater in the Scottish highlands-evidence for preferential elution. / Tranter, M.; Brimblecombe, P.; Davies, T. D.; Vincent, C. E.; Abrahams, P. W.; Blackwood, I.

In: Atmospheric Environment (1967), Vol. 20, No. 3, 1986, p. 517-525.

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