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Investigation of flow patterns using geochemical tracers in the Floridan aquifer system, Naples, Florida

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2006
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This study investigated flow patterns in the FAS and tested Kohout's theory of "cyclic flow" in the vicinity of Naples, Florida. Temperature logs were analyzed to identify a reverse geothermal gradient in the Floridan aquifer system. The geochemical analysis consisted of inorganics (major cations and anions), stable isotopes (2H, 18O), radiocarbon (14C), and noble gas (He, Ne, Ar, Kr, Xe) data. The temperature logs were inconclusive in identifying a reverse geothermal gradient in the study area. The geochemical analysis suggests that within the FAS relatively old meteoric freshwater circulates in the UFA over relatively young seawater of the MCU and LFA. The analysis also supports the possibility of vertical flow from the LFA to the UFA in the study area along with ancient meteoric recharge into the UFA during the last glacial period. The study was inconclusive in identifying "cyclic flow" in the study area.
Title: Investigation of flow patterns using geochemical tracers in the Floridan aquifer system, Naples, Florida.
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Name(s): Rectenwald, E. Edward.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Warburton, David L., Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2006
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 124 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: This study investigated flow patterns in the FAS and tested Kohout's theory of "cyclic flow" in the vicinity of Naples, Florida. Temperature logs were analyzed to identify a reverse geothermal gradient in the Floridan aquifer system. The geochemical analysis consisted of inorganics (major cations and anions), stable isotopes (2H, 18O), radiocarbon (14C), and noble gas (He, Ne, Ar, Kr, Xe) data. The temperature logs were inconclusive in identifying a reverse geothermal gradient in the study area. The geochemical analysis suggests that within the FAS relatively old meteoric freshwater circulates in the UFA over relatively young seawater of the MCU and LFA. The analysis also supports the possibility of vertical flow from the LFA to the UFA in the study area along with ancient meteoric recharge into the UFA during the last glacial period. The study was inconclusive in identifying "cyclic flow" in the study area.
Identifier: 9780542635304 (isbn), 13356 (digitool), FADT13356 (IID), fau:10206 (fedora)
Note(s): Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2006.
Subject(s): South Florida Water Management District (Fla )
Water quality--Florida--Naples--Measurement
Hydrogeology--Florida--Naples
Geomorphological tracers--Utilization
Groundwater flow--Florida--Naples
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