By Vincent Peillon

Le bien ou le mal, los angeles justice ou l. a. vengeance, los angeles guerre ou l. a. paix ?

Du Groenland à Tel Aviv, en passant par Copenhague et Paris, nous voici plongés dans une réalité qui est l. a. nôtre, dont on soupçonne l’existence mais qu’on préfère ignorer.

AURORA : c’est le nom du consortium qui fait major basse sur des réserves de pétrole et de gaz dans le Grand Nord. Son fondateur, un ancien nazi visionnaire, est protégé par des faucons américains et certains hauts responsables de l’Otan. Mais quand les intérêts stratégiques, les appétits économiques et les folies idéologiques se mêlent, l’histoire chemine vers son crépuscule. Il sera taché de haine et de sang.

Qui réglerait cela proprement ? Une équipe du Mossad, apparemment en sommeil. Des brokers menés par un homme qui a toutes les audaces et tous les skills – sauf celui de résister parfois à los angeles mélancolie. C’était sans compter sur les traîtres. Ceux qui se croyaient les prédateurs deviennent alors des proies.

Une intrigue géopolitique glaçante, menée tambour battant.

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Overland flow in undisturbed watersheds occurs only under special conditions and usually from very small areas along stream channels where the soil has been saturated. A variation of overland flow in which infiltrated water moving along subsurface flow paths reemerges at the surface has been described as 'return flow' by Musgrave and Holton (1964). The possibility that only part of a watershed may contribute runoff during storms was suggested by Moldenhauer et al. (1960). Betson (1964) recognized that certain limited parts of a watershed sometimes contribute overland flow to streams, which led to the development of the concept of partial-area contributions.

For the temporal scale, the model requires daily precipitation inputs and can be used to simulate many decades. The compartments are divided into horizontal slices of variable thickness: a snowpack compartment, approximately a half meter upper soil horizon, a variable unsaturated zone, and a saturated zone. Storage of water in each compartment occurs during and following precipitation events, so the water volume of each compartment is variable over time for a given watershed. The key assumptions of the model are as follows: a) chemical weathering and ion exchange are the main processes that neutralize acidic deposition and control water chemistry; b) the rates of these reactions are dependent on the fractional order hydrogen ion activity in solution, the mineralogy of the soils, base exchange, base exchange capacity, and factors determining the hydrologic flow paths (soil permeability, hydraulic conductivity, and depth to bedrock); c) sulphate retention in the watersheds to which the model has been applied is relatively small and can be neglected; and d) free monomeric aluminum concentrations can be estimated from microcrystalline gibbsite solubility in pore waters.

These substances include Cd, Pb, Zn, Cu, Ni, V, Co, Mn, with the greatest concern being AI. The sulphate anion can be removed (demobilized) through soil adsorption processes typically involving Fe and Al oxides and, to a far lesser extent, through biological uptake. In highly weathered soil enriched in Al and Fe sesquioxdes, the mobility of sulphate may be strongly restricted. Only immobilization through uptake by plants or microorganisms can effectively restrict this form of anion loss. Biological uptake of nitrate will have little influence on the overall leaching process in soils with inherently high nitrogen content.

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