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Titel (primär) Characterization of the sources of thermal spring- and well water in Jordan by rare earth element and yttrium distribution and stable isotopes of H2O
Autor Möller, P.; Dulski, P.; Salameh, E.; Geyer, S.;
Journal / Serie Acta Hydrochimica et Hydrobiologica
Erscheinungsjahr 2006
Department HDG;
Band/Volume 34
Heft 1-2
Sprache englisch;
Keywords Groundwater;recharge;hydrostratigraphy;stable isotope;hydrogen;oxygen
Abstract

Four types of thermal groundwater in Jordan were distinguished by Y and rare earth elements (REY) distribution patterns. Complementary to the stratigraphic origin of water in springs or of wells, REY patterns identify either recharge areas covered by basalt, limestones or sandstone, or interaction with basalt-limestone contact zones. This hydrochemical grouping does not always correspond with “common geological knowledge” of the aquifer lithology of the thermal water. Therefore, comparison of the hydrochemical signatures of REY patterns and the lithological source of water yield insight into transaquifer flow. Out of 44 analysed groundwater, 18 indicated down- and 3 upflow of water the latter due to step faults near the Rift system. During transaquifer flow REY patterns of groundwater from basalts and gypsum beds or gypsum-cemented sandstones are not changed by subsequent interaction with limestones, whereas in groundwater originating from dissolution of chalk and limestones REY patterns are adjusted to those typical for gypsum-bearing sediments. Cross plots of δ18O vs. δ2H reveal essentially two trends. The main trend of water from limestone aquifers define a mixing line of past to recent meteoric water with negligible contributions of Pleistocene water. Some water from Eocene aquifers plot on the local Mediterranean meteoric water line, others plot together with water from sandstone aquifers at enhanced δ18O values due to hydrothermal overprinting.

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Möller, P., Dulski, P., Salameh, E., Geyer, S. (2006):
Characterization of the sources of thermal spring- and well water in Jordan by rare earth element and yttrium distribution and stable isotopes of H2O
Acta Hydrochim. Hydrobiol. 34 (1-2), 101 - 116