Spatiotemporal dynamics of spring and stream water chemistry in a high-mountain area

Żelazny Mirosław , Aleksander Astel , Anna Wolanin , Stanisław Małek


The present study deals with the application of the self-organizing map (SOM) technique in the exploration of spatiotemporal dynamics of spring and stream water samples collected in the Chochołowski Stream Basin located in the Tatra Mountains (Poland). The SOM-based classification helped to uncover relationships between physical and chemical parameters of water samples and factors determining the quality of water in the studied high-mountain area. In the upper part of the Chochołowski Stream Basin, located on the top of the crystalline core of the Tatras, concentrations of the majority of ionic substances were the lowest due to limited leaching. Significantly higher concentration of ionic substances was detected in spring and stream samples draining sedimentary rocks. The influence of karst-type springs on the quality of stream water was also demonstrated.
Author Żelazny Mirosław (JU-IoGaSMDoH)
Żelazny Mirosław,,
- Jagiellonian University, Institute of Geography and Spatial Management, Department of Hydrology
, Aleksander Astel (PA-EChRUBaEPI)
Aleksander Astel,,
- Environmental Chemistry Research Unit, Biology and Environmental Protection Institute, Pomeranian Academy
, Anna Wolanin (JU-IoGaSMDoH)
Anna Wolanin,,
- Jagiellonian University, Institute of Geography and Spatial Management, Department of Hydrology
, Stanisław Małek (FoF / L-KEkoL)
Stanisław Małek,,
Journal seriesEnvironmental Pollution, ISSN 0269-7491, (A 40 pkt)
Issue year2011
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishTatra Mountains Basin Water chemical profile Unsupervised classification Self-organizing maps Rock Spruce stands
ASJC Classification2700 General Medicine; 3005 Toxicology; 2307 Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis; 2310 Pollution
Internal identifierWL/22/5
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)40
Score sourcejournalList
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2014 = 2.03; WoS Impact Factor: 2011 = 3.746 (2) - 2011=3.987 (5)
Citation count*16 (2016-03-14)
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FinansowanieTatra National Park - for making digital maps and the DEM available. Piotr Kłapyda, Project No. MNiSW NN306282235. LateGlacial and Holocene Stages of High Mountain Relief EvolutioneWestern Tatra Mountain Case Study.The research is a part of the following project:“Factors deter-mining spatial variability and dynamics of water chemical composi-tion in Tatra National Park”, financed by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education (MNiSW-N-305 081 32/2824) Project Director: M. Żelazny; as well as was financially supported within the framework of project BW/7/9009028/10 given by Pomeranian Academy
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