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

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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.

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Correspondence to A. V. Savenko, V. F. Brekhovskikh or O. S. Pokrovsky.

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Original Russian Text © A.V. Savenko, V.F. Brekhovskikh, O.S. Pokrovsky, 2016, published in Aridnye Ekosistemy, 2016, Vol. 22, No. 1(66), pp. 11–19.

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Savenko, A.V., Brekhovskikh, V.F. & Pokrovsky, O.S. Macro- and Microelement Water Composition of the Volga River Delta and Its Interannual Variability. Arid Ecosyst 6, 8–17 (2016).

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