Deuterium in Iceland waters

Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
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From the deuterium analysis of 159 samples of water collected in Iceland from hot-water boreholes, cold and hot springs, rivers and rain, the geographical distribution of deuterium in surface waters is plotted. On the basis of the deuterium analysis, the water from boreholes near Reykjavik does not originate from local precipitation. The variation of deuterium content of these water wells with time suggests that these data can be used to determine the time of travel of recharge water to the various boreholes, as well as the surface recharge area.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Deuterium in Iceland waters
Series title Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
DOI 10.1016/0016-7037(63)90012-7
Volume 27
Issue 6
Year Published 1963
Language English
Publisher Elsevier
Description 9 p.
First page 553
Last page 561
Country Iceland
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