Tritium/3He dating of river infiltration-: An example from the Danube in the Szigetköz area, Hungary
3H, He, 4He, and Ne data were obtained from a shallow ground-water system being recharged by bank infiltration from the Danube River in northwestern Hungary. After correting for excess air, 4He and Ne concentrations reflect a recharge temperature of about 9° C., close to the mean annual temperature of the Danube (10.4° C). Values of H plus 3Hetrit (“initial tritium”) as a function of the tritium/He age are consistent with time series measurements of tritium in the Danube. Tritium/ He ages increase linearly as a function of distance from the Danube along ground-water flow lines. A horizontal flow velocity of about 530 m yr1 was derived from the age gradient. Most of the deviations between measured Danube tritium data and ground-water tritium/He data can be explained by dispersive mixing.
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|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||Tritium/3He dating of river infiltration-: An example from the Danube in the Szigetköz area, Hungary|
|Contributing office(s)||Toxic Substances Hydrology Program|