Isotopic and chemical characterization of groundwater in the northern Tucson Basin, Arizona

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Title:
Isotopic and chemical characterization of groundwater in the northern Tucson Basin, Arizona
Author:
Pasilis, Sofie.
Issue Date:
1999
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The chemical and isotopic characteristics of the groundwater in the Canada del Oro Valley were investigated, and existing hydrologic information compiled to determine processes affecting groundwater chemistry in this area. Evidence suggests that dissolution of calcite and cation exchange on clays are the dominant reactions occurring in the aquifer. Values of 8D and 8 180 lie within the range for winter precipitation in the Tucson Basin. Tritium data indicate that most recharge to the valley occurs along the edges of the Santa Catalina Mountains, in particular along the Canada del Oro Wash. Recharge along Big Wash appears to be minimal. Relatively high concentrations of sulfate and lower 834S values in groundwater along the Cariada del Oro Wash may be a result of historical smelting operations to the northeast of the study area.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Groundwater -- Composition -- Arizona -- Tucson Basin.; Water -- Composition -- Arizona -- Tucson Basin.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Long, A.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleIsotopic and chemical characterization of groundwater in the northern Tucson Basin, Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorPasilis, Sofie.en_US
dc.contributor.authorPasilis, Sofie.en_US
dc.date.issued1999en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe chemical and isotopic characteristics of the groundwater in the Canada del Oro Valley were investigated, and existing hydrologic information compiled to determine processes affecting groundwater chemistry in this area. Evidence suggests that dissolution of calcite and cation exchange on clays are the dominant reactions occurring in the aquifer. Values of 8D and 8 180 lie within the range for winter precipitation in the Tucson Basin. Tritium data indicate that most recharge to the valley occurs along the edges of the Santa Catalina Mountains, in particular along the Canada del Oro Wash. Recharge along Big Wash appears to be minimal. Relatively high concentrations of sulfate and lower 834S values in groundwater along the Cariada del Oro Wash may be a result of historical smelting operations to the northeast of the study area.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater -- Composition -- Arizona -- Tucson Basin.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater -- Composition -- Arizona -- Tucson Basin.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrology and Water Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairLong, A.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc221361591en_US
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