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Three-dimensional flow in the Florida platform: Theoretical analysis of Kohout convection at its type locality

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2007

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Hughes, Joseph D, Vacher, H L, and Sanford, Ward E, 2007, Three-dimensional flow in the Florida platform: Theoretical analysis of Kohout convection at its type locality: Geology, v. 35, iss. 7, p. 663-666.

Summary

Kohout convection is the name given to the circulation of saline groundwater deep within carbonate platforms, first proposed by F.A. Kohout in the 1960s for south Florida. It is now seen as an Mg pump for dolomitization by seawater. As proposed by Kohout, cold seawater is drawn into the Florida platform from the deep Straits of Florida as part of a geothermally driven circulation in which the seawater then rises in the interior of the platform to mix and exit with the discharging meteoric water of the Floridan aquifer system. Simulation of the asymmetrically emergent Florida platform with the new three-dimensional (3-D), finite-element groundwater flow and transport model SUTRA-MS, which couples salinity- and temperature-dependent [...]

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1130/G23374A.1

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