Title Hydrogeochemical attributes of the meltwater emerging from Gangotri Glacier, Uttaranchal
Author Trivedi, S.; Gopal, K.; Singh, J.
Author Affil Trivedi, S., Shardarani Rameschander Institute of Management and Technology, Department of Environmental Science, Lucknow, India. Other: Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, India; Doctor Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University, India
Source Journal of the Geological Society of India, 76(2), p.105-110, . Publisher: Springer India, in co-publication with Geological Society of India, Bangalore, India. ISSN: 0016-7622
Publication Date Aug. 2010
Notes In English. 18 refs. GeoRef Acc. No: 310657
Index Terms chemical composition; geochemistry; glaciers; hardness; hydrogeochemistry; meltwater; surface waters; Asia--Ganga Basin; India--Gaumukh; India--Haridwar; Himalayas; India--Uttaranchal; Alaknanda River; Asia; Bhagirathi River; dissolved materials; Ganga Basin; Gangotri Glacier; Gaumukh India; Haridwar India; hydrochemistry; India; Indian Peninsula; nitrate ion; pH; physicochemical properties; sulfate ion; surface water; Uttaranchal India
Abstract The river at its origin known as "Bhagirathi" attains the title "Ganga" after its confluence with Alaknanda, originates from the snout of Gangotri glacier. Water samples were collected from the selected sites from Gaumukh to Haridwar (2000-2001) for two seasons (pre-monsoon and post- monsoon) and analyzed for various physico- chemical characteristics. The pH, nitrate (NO3), conductance, chloride, alkalinity, total hardness, fluoride, sulphate and total dissolved solids were found to be in the ranges of 6.0-7.6, 0.225-10.6 mg/l, 73.0-978 µmhos, 5.0-70.0 mg/l, 15-90 mg/l, 10.0-250.0 mg/l, 0.23-1.60 mg/l, 12.0-150.0 mg/l and 37.0-190.6 mg/l respectively. Copyright 2010 Geological Society of India
URL http://hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s12594-010-0087-8
Publication Type journal article
Record ID 66000018