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Radiocarbon determinations for estimating groundwater flow velocities in central Florida

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Abstract

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.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Radiocarbon determinations for estimating groundwater flow velocities in central Florida
Series title:
Science
Volume
148
Issue:
3669
Year Published:
1965
Language:
English
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Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Science
First page:
494
Last page:
495
Number of Pages:
2