Date of Award

1991

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.Sc.

Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Keywords

Hydrology.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

The main objective of this study is to evaluate groundwater velocity in the freshwater aquifer by using oxygen-18 concentrations in groundwater, a knowledge of temporal variations in oxygen-18 in recharge water, and both the method of characteristics (MOC) and discrete state compartmental (DSC) model. The groundwater velocity in the freshwater aquifer estimated by MOC model varies from 0.55 m/year to 2.6 m/year. The values for groundwater velocity estimated by DSC simulations varies from 0.5 m/year to 1.0 m/year. The average groundwater velocity in the freshwater aquifer in Essex County estimated by Crnokrak (1991) is 1.0 m/year. The average flow across the freshwater aquifer was estimated to be 0.43 m$\sp3$/year/m. Groundwater flow distribution was accomplished and the annual volumetric recharge was estimated to be 33675 m$\sp3$/year. This recharge parameter is somewhat more but close to the previous estimate. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)Dept. of Geology and Geological Engineering. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1991 .K758. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 31-01, page: 0251. Thesis (M.Sc.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1991.

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