The hydrochemistry and age of the water in the Milk River aquifer, Alberta, Canada

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Title:
The hydrochemistry and age of the water in the Milk River aquifer, Alberta, Canada
Author:
Swanick, Gerald Bernard.
Issue Date:
1982
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 Milk River aquifer system in Alberta, Canada, was studied to develop age-dating techniques for old ground water. A steadystate flow model used to calculate hydrodynamic ages of the ground water and ¹⁴C concentrations in the water were used to calculate ages for comparison. The results were compared with ³⁶Cl-predicted ages of the same aquifer. The ages predicted with the flow model showed a progression of increasing age from zero at the Milk River sandstone outcrop near the United States—Canadian border to 500,000 years near Taber, a town about 60 miles northwest of the outcrop. A sensitivity analysis on the input parameters to the flow model indicated that the predicted age of the water is most sensitive to changes in sandstone porosity and the vertical permeability of the shales and clays overlying and underlying the sandstone aquifer.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Groundwater -- Milk River Aquifer (Mont. and Alta.); Groundwater analysis.; Hydrology -- Milk River Aquifer (Mont. and Alta.); Radiocarbon dating.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Davis, Stanley N.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleThe hydrochemistry and age of the water in the Milk River aquifer, Alberta, Canadaen_US
dc.creatorSwanick, Gerald Bernard.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSwanick, Gerald Bernard.en_US
dc.date.issued1982en_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 Milk River aquifer system in Alberta, Canada, was studied to develop age-dating techniques for old ground water. A steadystate flow model used to calculate hydrodynamic ages of the ground water and ¹⁴C concentrations in the water were used to calculate ages for comparison. The results were compared with ³⁶Cl-predicted ages of the same aquifer. The ages predicted with the flow model showed a progression of increasing age from zero at the Milk River sandstone outcrop near the United States—Canadian border to 500,000 years near Taber, a town about 60 miles northwest of the outcrop. A sensitivity analysis on the input parameters to the flow model indicated that the predicted age of the water is most sensitive to changes in sandstone porosity and the vertical permeability of the shales and clays overlying and underlying the sandstone aquifer.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater -- Milk River Aquifer (Mont. and Alta.)en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater analysis.en_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology -- Milk River Aquifer (Mont. and Alta.)en_US
dc.subject.lcshRadiocarbon dating.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.chairDavis, Stanley N.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc212893470en_US
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