CHARACTERIZATION OF TRANSPORT PROCESSES IN THE UNSATURATED ZONE OF A COARSE GRAVEL BY MEANS OF ISOTOPE AND DYE TRACING
2007, 30 x 21 cm
Price: 30,00 EUR
The vulnerability of an aquifer to pollution is directly linked to the hydraulic characteristics of its upper unsaturated and lower saturated zone. Water flow and transport processes in the coarse gravel unsaturated zone are complex and they develop quite differently from those in aquifers with finer unsaturated zone granulation. The monograph presents the application of isotope and tracing methods in the study of groundwater transport processes in the unsaturated zone of the Selniška Dobrava coarse gravel aquifer. Some theoretical bases of unsaturated flow, isotope hydrology, tracing techniques, modelling and hydrograph separation techniques are included. Much emphasis is given to the use of environmental isotopes as natural and artificial tracers in the study of groundwater dynamics in the unsaturated zone. The estimation of groundwater flow characteristics was based on experimental work in a lysimeter. The book is written in English and has a Slovene abstract.