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Application of environmental tracers to mixing, evolution, and nitrate contamination of ground water in Jeju Island, Korea

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2006

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Koh, Dong-Chan, Niel Plummer, L, Kip Solomon, D, Busenberg, Eurybiades, Kim, Yong-Je, and Chang, Ho-Wan, 2006, Application of environmental tracers to mixing, evolution, and nitrate contamination of ground water in Jeju Island, Korea: Journal of Hydrology, v. 327, iss. 1–2, p. 258-275.

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Summary Tritium/helium-3 (3H/3He) and chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) were investigated as environmental tracers in ground water from Jeju Island (Republic of Korea), a basaltic volcanic island. Ground-water mixing was evaluated by comparing 3H and CFC-12 concentrations with lumped-parameter dispersion models, which distinguished old water recharged before the 1950s with negligible 3H and CFC-12 from younger water. Low 3H levels in a considerable number of samples cannot be explained by the mixing models, and were interpreted as binary mixing of old and younger water; a process also identified in alkalinity and pH of ground water. The ground-water CFC-12 age is much older in water from wells completed in confined zones of the hydro-volcanic [...]

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2005.11.021

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