Investigating Contaminant Inputs via Submarine Groundwater Discharge to Coastal Waters Using Radium Isotopes
WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INST MA DEPT OF MARINE CHEMISTRY AND GEOCHEMISTRY
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Our long-term goal is to determine if submarine groundwater discharge SGWD is an important mechanism for delivering contaminants i.e. heavy metals, organics to harbors. We plan to accomplish this goal using a suite of naturally occurring radium isotopes as tracers of SGWD and the dispersion of contaminants from the embayment BuesselerWHOI. In addition, we plan to develop a comprehensive hydrological model HarveyMIT to determine the importance of SGWD in the transport of pollutants to coastal harbors.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Water Pollution and Control