Articles | Volume 11, issue 5
The Cryosphere, 11, 2305–2327, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-2305-2017

Special issue: Climate–carbon–cryosphere interactions in the...

The Cryosphere, 11, 2305–2327, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-2305-2017

Special issue editorial 05 Oct 2017

Special issue editorial | 05 Oct 2017

Discovery and characterization of submarine groundwater discharge in the Siberian Arctic seas: a case study in the Buor-Khaya Gulf, Laptev Sea

Alexander N. Charkin et al.

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This study tests the hypothesis that SGD exists in the Siberian Arctic shelf seas, but its dynamics may be largely controlled by complicated geocryological conditions such as permafrost. The permafrost cements rocks, forms a confining bed, and as a result makes it difficult for the groundwater escape to the shelf surface. However, the discovery of subterranean outcrops of groundwater springs in the Buor-Khaya Gulf are clear evidence that a groundwater flow system exists in the environment.