Origin of a salt-water lens in permafrost at Kotzebue, Alaska
Frozen sediments were found to a depth of 238 feet in the drilling of a 325-foot well at Kotzebue, Alaska. Between 79 and 86 feet, however, highly saline water was found in a gravel lens. The writer suggests that the salt water originated by fractionation by freezing. Analyses of this water and of slightly saline water from below the permafrost are given.
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||Origin of a salt-water lens in permafrost at Kotzebue, Alaska|
|Series title||Bulletin of the Geological Society of America|
|Publisher||Geological Society of America|
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