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Seismically enhanced solute fluxes in the Yangtze River headwaters following the A.D. 2008 Wenchuan earthquake

Jin, Zhangdong; West, A. Joshua; Zhang, Fei; An, Zhisheng; Hilton, Robert; Yu, Jimin; Wang, Jin; Li, Gen; Deng, Li; Wang, Xulong

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Large earthquakes alter physical and chemical processes at Earth’s surface, triggering landslides, fracturing rock, changing large-scale permeability, and influencing hydrologic pathways. The resulting effects on global chemical cycles are not fully known. Here we show changes in the dissolved chemistry of the Min Jiang, a river in the Yangtze River (China) headwaters, following the A.D. 2008 Mw 7.9 Wenchuan earthquake. Total solute fluxes transported by the Min Jiang increased after the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/103529
Source: Geology
DOI: 10.1130/G37246.1

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