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The water balance of a lichen tundra underlain by permafrost

Richard Kyle Wright

The water balance of a lichen tundra underlain by permafrost

by Richard Kyle Wright

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Published by Centre for Northern Studies and Research in Montreal .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Water balance (Hydrology) -- Québec (Province) -- Schefferville region.,
  • Tundra soils -- Québec (Province) -- Schefferville region.,
  • Frozen ground -- Québec (Province) -- Schefferville region.,
  • Groundwater -- Québec (Province) -- Schefferville region.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 106-110.

    StatementR. K. Wright.
    SeriesMcGill sub-arctic research papers -- no. 33, Climatological Research series / Centre for Northern Studies and Research McGill University -- no. 11, Climatological research series (McGill University. Centre for Northern Studies and Research) -- no. 11
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsAS42.M3 1980 W93, GB708Q3 W7
    The Physical Object
    Pagination110 p. :
    Number of Pages110
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19464446M

    Chapter 5. WATER BALANCE AND PERCOLATION M. R. Savabi and J. R. Williams Introduction The water balance and percolation components of the WEPP model are designed to use input from the climate, infiltration, and crop growth components to estimate soil water content in the root zone and evapotranspiration losses throughout the simulation period. a. A forest biomes where the leaves on the trees fall off during winter, or the dry season, and grow back in the spring and summer.

    The Arctic tundra is a treeless area in Arctic regions, having a permanently frozen subsoil and supporting low-growing vegetation such as lichens, mosses, and stunted shrubs. The arctic tundra also has very limited drainage. The Alpine tundra is large, flat or gently .   Yearly precipitation, including melting snow, is 15 to 25 cm (6 to 10 inches). Soil is formed slowly. A layer of permanently frozen subsoil called permafrost exists, consisting mostly of gravel and finer material. When water saturates the upper surface, .

    The permanently frozen soil layer is called permafrost The tundra receives less from BIOL at Kilgore College. The annually frozen and thawed active layer in permafrost terrain and the seasonally frozen ground in non-permafrost areas have comparable thermal and hydrologic behavior for most parts of the year. Pervasive coldness of the winter freezes the near-surface zones of rocks and soils, minimizing the thermal and hydrologic differences between the Cited by: 6.


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Get this from a library. The water balance of a lichen tundra underlain by permafrost. [R K Wright]. The Water Balance of a Small Pond in the High Arctic. A detailed study of the water balance of a lichen tundra underlain by permafrost was started in September R.

water. Richard Kyle Wright has written: 'The water balance of a lichen tundra underlain by permafrost' -- subject(s): Tundra soils, Water balance (Hydrology), Groundwater, Frozen ground.

About the tundra biome Learn with flashcards, games, and more — for free. vegetation is similar to the arctic tundra but receives more sunlight and has no permafrost layer.

muskox. long-haired animal with larve curving horns. precipitation. the falling to earth of any form of water (rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist) YOU MIGHT ALSO. Introduction. Isotope mass balance (IMB) using oxygen and deuterium has been demonstrated as a useful approach for estimating water balance parameters of lakes (Gonfiantini,Gat, ), and has shown value particularly for assessments in remote regions such as the arctic and subarctic where baseline hydrologic data are limited (Birks and Gibson, ).Cited by: A detailed study of the water balance of a lichen-heath tundra underlain by permafrost was begun in September near Schefferville, Quebec.

The study was centred on a ha hillside and an. permafrost Only plants with wide, shallow root systems grow in the Arctic tundra because the permafrost prevents plants from sending their roots down past the thin layer of.

The tundra is a very important biome. Below, there is information on the water resources and the soil types of the tundra. Make sure to also read the last section about how animals have adapted to the tundra climate and lack of resources, just like on Biology Page.

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Here the permafrost is discontinuous and already warm — usually within one or two degrees of melting, so just a slight rise in temperature can tip the balance.

It is melting at the rate of about. The water balance of a lichen tundra underlain by permafrost / by R.K. Wright. GB M22 NO The summer weather types of Quebec-Labrador / by D.E. Petzold. Nearly 20 percent of the Earth's surface is considered to be part of the northern tundra, a vast, cold region that circumnavigates the North Pole at latitudes 55 degrees to 70 degrees North.

In addition to the Arctic Ocean, several major bodies of water lay at the top of the world in our planet's northern-most. The study basin has 5 major terrain types consisting of sedge-dominated wetland, upland lichen-heath, tundra lakes and ponds, willow-birch wetland, and open spruce forest, in decreasing order of coverage.

These terrain units, and the ecosystem as a whole, are representative of coastal wetlands underlain by permafrost in the Hudson Bay by: Water Balance Disorders.

In physiology and medicine, dehydration (hypohydration) is defined as the excessive loss of body fluid. It is literally the removal of water from an object. However, in physiological terms, it entails a deficiency of fluid within an organism.

Tundra Tundra is the global biome that consists of the treeless regions in the north (Arctic tundra) and high mountains (alpine tundra). The vegetation of tundra is low growing, and consists mainly of sedges, grasses, dwarf shrubs, wildflowers, mosses, and lichens.

Introduction. In terms of observed climate warming, the High Arctic is an important region in the global carbon balance (McGuire et al., ).Long-term preservation of organic matter (storage of organic carbon) is a property of polar ecosystems, but the dynamics of biological and biogeochemical processes in Arctic terrestrial ecosystems vary significantly (Atkin,Crawford, ).Cited by: The water balance of a lichen tundra underlain by permafrost / R.K.

Wright. Montreal: Centre for Northern Studies and Research, McGill University, QCM3 no The summer weather types of Quebec-Labrador / by D.E. Petzold.

Montreal: Centre for Northern Studies and Research, McGill University, QDC69 Growing season carbon balance of a permafrost peatland in the Mackenzie River delta [abstr.]: in European Geosciences Union general assemblyGeophysical Research Abstracts, 20, Abstract EGU, Meeting: European Geosciences.

winters than the tundra b. The northeastern US experiences fall and spring; the tundra doesn't c. The northeastern US receives much less precipitation during the winter than the tundra d. The northeastern US experiences a longer winter than the tundra 6.

Which of the following is a predator that can be found in the tundra. Caribou b. Arctic. Tundra biome is found in the northern zone of Arctic Ocean where the temperature is mostly in minus and its soil is frozen (permafrost).

They are characterized by lowland plants and no trees. Tundra biome is also seen in areas where the tree line has finished. Waters are present only in small quantities during a long day and hot temperature. Three major tundra climate zones exist. Alpine tundras are climate zones located on the tops of mountains.

The Arctic tundra zone is the area located just beneath the Earth's northern ice cap region. The Antarctic tundra is located on the Antarctic peninsula.Thermal effects of lateral supra-permafrost water flow around a thermokarst lake on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau: Hydrological Processes, 31(13), p.illus.

incl. sketch map, 38 ref., J Both the inflow and outflow of supra-permafrost water to lakes play important roles in the hydrologic process of thermokarst lakes.Define permafrost.

a. water below the surface of the tundra stays frozen all year long b. the frozen soil in mountain highlands c. rainwater that collects on rocks after a cold rainstorm d.

the dew droplets that freeze at high altitudes.