Isotopic Techniques for Assessment of Groundwater Discharge to the Coastal Ocean
FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE DEPT OF OCEANOGRAPHY
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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.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
- Water Pollution and Control