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Spatial variation in background groundwater geochemistry of the Gurinai Wetland, Gobi Desert, Inner Mongolia

Models for assessing and monitoring groundwater quality. Proc. symposium, Boulder, 1995

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Abstract

Age dating of groundwater from several hand-dug wells in the Gurinai Wetland of the Badajilin-Gobi Desert, north-central China, indicated a continuum from present to 7625??155 years B.P. Water age correlates with concentration for some constituents. In general, concentrations of Fe, Cr, Se and Sr increase with increasing age, whereas Ca, Br, Zn and Rb decrease. Compared to concentration ranges reported for freshwaters, several constituents were much more concentrated including Na, Cl, Mg, Br and Th, and many others extended the upper concentration limit including Sr, Mo, Rb, Cr, U, Se, Nb and Ce. For Th, the maximum observed concentration extends the previously summarized maximum by more than an order of magnitude.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Spatial variation in background groundwater geochemistry of the Gurinai Wetland, Gobi Desert, Inner Mongolia
Series title:
Models for assessing and monitoring groundwater quality. Proc. symposium, Boulder, 1995
Volume
227
Year Published:
1995
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Models for assessing and monitoring groundwater quality. Proc. symposium, Boulder, 1995
First page:
85
Last page:
90
Number of Pages:
6