RADIOCARBON DETERMINATIONS FOR ESTIMATING GROUNDWATER FLOW VELOCITIES IN CENTRAL FLORIDA

Carbon-14 activity was determined from HCO3(-) in samples of groundwater obtained from the principal artesian aquifer in Florida. From these data the "age" of water obtained from a series of wells, each progressively farther down gradient on the piezometric surface, was established. Relative carbon-14 ages indicated a velocity of groundwater movement of 23 feet (7 meters) per year for about 85 miles (137 kilometers) of travel. A velocity of 23 feet per year was calculated independently from Darcy's law. /Author/

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    American University

    Development Education and Training Research Institute
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Hanshaw, B B
    • Back, W
    • Rubin, M
  • Publication Date: 1965-4

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 494-495
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  • Accession Number: 00264453
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 9 1975 12:00AM