Arid Ecosystems

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Macro- and Microelement Water Composition of the Volga River Delta and Its Interannual Variability

  • A. V. SavenkoEmail author
  • V. F. BrekhovskikhEmail author
  • O. S. PokrovskyEmail author
Systematic Study of Arid Territories


Spatial variations of the chemical composition of the Volga River delta waters and its interannual variability were estimated on the basis of long-term data on the content of macro components, biogenic ele-ments, and trace elements. It was shown that the significant transformation inside the delta is peculiar only to the biogenic element runoff, which is influenced by production–destruction processes, whereas the migra-tion of the major ions and dissolved trace elements in the delta watersheds occurs without any essential vari-ations.


chemical composition of water major ions trace elements interannual variability Volga River delta 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of GeologyMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Water Problems InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Tomsk State UniversityTomskRussia

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