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Characterization of the Gacka River basin karst aquifer (Croatia) : Hydrochemistry, stable isotopes and tritium-based mean residence times


Ozyurt, N.N.; Lutz, H.O; Hunjak, Tamara; Mance, Diana; Roller-Lutz, Zvjezdana
Characterization of the Gacka River basin karst aquifer (Croatia) : Hydrochemistry, stable isotopes and tritium-based mean residence times // Science of the total environment, 487 (2014), 245-254 doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.04.018 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Characterization of the Gacka River basin karst aquifer (Croatia) : Hydrochemistry, stable isotopes and tritium-based mean residence times

Autori
Ozyurt, N.N. ; Lutz, H.O ; Hunjak, Tamara ; Mance, Diana ; Roller-Lutz, Zvjezdana

Izvornik
Science of the total environment (0048-9697) 487 (2014); 245-254

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Environmental isotopes; Lumped parameter modeling; Karst; Gacka River; Croatia

Sažetak
The Gacka River basin aquifer is a highly- developed karst system, located in the Croatian Dinarides. It is mostly composed of permeable Jurassic and Cretaceous carbonate rocks, and clastic sedimentary rocks of Paleogene age. Gacka River provides high quality water for the town of Otočac and several villages ; together with the neighboring Lika River, the water is used for the Hydroelectric Power Plant at Senj on the coast. About 10 perennial and over 20 seasonal springs are located at 450 to 460 m a.s.l. (above sea level). Three major springs (Pećina, Majerovo and Tonkovića) provide 57% of the mean annual river flow. Similarities between the average groundwater temperatures as well as between the average specific electrical conductivity values (9.0 °C- 328 μS/cm, 9.6 °C-350 μS/cm and 8.9 °C-312 μS/cm) of the springs imply that they are fed from aquifers with similar mean residence times (MRTs). The mean δ18O contents of Majerovo, Tonkovića, and Pećina are around − 10.1‰, − 9.2‰ and − 8.9‰, respectively, revealing differences in the mean recharge area elevations. Compared to the temporal amplitude of the18O signal of precipitation, the 18O signal variations of the springs are substantially attenuated because the recharges occurring at different times are well mixed within the aquifers. This indicates MRTs of more than just a few years. The average tritium contents of Pećina, Majerovo and Tonkovića are 5.48 TU, 6.13 TU and 6.17 TU, respectively. Serially connected exponential-plug type unsteady lumped-parameter models run on an annual time scale resulted in rather satisfactory matches between the observed and calculated tritium contents for all studied springs. The models revealed similar MRTs (and corresponding reservoir volumes) for Pećina, Tonkovića and Majerovo of 12 years (470 Mm3), 12 years (1190 Mm3), and 12.2 years (1210 Mm3), respectively. Plug flow conditions dominate in about 90% of the total aquifer volumes.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Fizika, Geologija



POVEZANOST RADA


Projekt / tema
062-0982709-0510 - Procesi stabilnih izotopa: istraživanje krša u novom laboratoriju (Zvjezdana Roller-Lutz, )

Ustanove
Medicinski fakultet, Rijeka

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  • Current Contents Connect (CCC)
  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXP)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
  • Scopus
  • MEDLINE


Uključenost u ostale bibliografske baze podataka:


  • EMBASE (Excerpta Medica)
  • MEDLINE
  • Meteorological and Geoastrophysical Abstracts
  • Scopus
  • Selected Water Resources Abstracts
  • CSA Technology Research Database


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