Accession Number:

ADA629657

Title:

Isotopic Techniques for Assessment of Groundwater Discharge to the Coastal Ocean

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE DEPT OF OCEANOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

One of the persistent uncertainties in establishing marine geochemical mass balances is evaluating the influence of submarine groundwater discharge GD into the ocean. Our long-term goal is to develop geochemical tools e.g., radon and radium isotopes to quantify the magnitude of SGD on a local to regional scale. Improvements in field-based analytical devises is also sought in order to allow evaluations on a more time efficient basis. Since there is no standard methodology for measurement of groundwater flow into the ocean, we are actively involved in coordinating and participating in assessment intercomparisons.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE