Articles | Volume 24, issue 8
Research article
26 Aug 2020
Research article |  | 26 Aug 2020

Hydrological and runoff formation processes based on isotope tracing during ablation period in the source regions of Yangtze River

Zong-Jie Li, Zong-Xing Li, Ling-Ling Song, Juan Gui, Jian Xue, Bai Juan Zhang, and Wen De Gao

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This study mainly explores the hydraulic relations, recharge–drainage relations and their transformation paths, and the processes of each water body. It determines the composition of runoff, quantifies the contribution of each runoff component to different types of tributaries, and analyzes the hydrological effects of the temporal and spatial variation in runoff components. More importantly, we discuss the hydrological significance of permafrost and hydrological processes.