Accession Number:

ADA626233

Title:

Investigating Contaminant Inputs via Submarine Groundwater Discharge to Coastal Waters Using Radium Isotopes

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INST MA DEPT OF MARINE CHEMISTRY AND GEOCHEMISTRY

Report Date:

2001-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Isotopes
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE