A chemical and isotopic study of ground water from the Tucson Mountains, Arizona

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Title:
A chemical and isotopic study of ground water from the Tucson Mountains, Arizona
Author:
Thorne, Paul David.
Issue Date:
1983
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
The study area, located on the eastern side of the Tucson Mountains, was divided into three topographic areas: the mountains, the piedmont and the bottom-land. Chemical analyses of 54 samples were used to characterize the chemical composition of ground water from each area. Seven of the samples were analyzed for deuterium and oxygen-18. High concentrations of dissolved solids were found in samples from the mountain area. Possible sources of dissolved solids and patterns of groundwater flow were examined in light of the chemical and isotopic data. The concentrations of bromide were used to determine that evaporite rocks are not a likely source of dissolved solids in the mountain area. Significant amounts of ground water probably do not flow from the mountain to the piedmont or bottom-land areas. The piedmont was identified as a minor recharge area.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Groundwater -- Arizona -- Tucson Mountains -- Analysis.; Artificial groundwater recharge -- Arizona -- Tucson Mountains.
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.titleA chemical and isotopic study of ground water from the Tucson Mountains, Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorThorne, Paul David.en_US
dc.contributor.authorThorne, Paul David.en_US
dc.date.issued1983en_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 study area, located on the eastern side of the Tucson Mountains, was divided into three topographic areas: the mountains, the piedmont and the bottom-land. Chemical analyses of 54 samples were used to characterize the chemical composition of ground water from each area. Seven of the samples were analyzed for deuterium and oxygen-18. High concentrations of dissolved solids were found in samples from the mountain area. Possible sources of dissolved solids and patterns of groundwater flow were examined in light of the chemical and isotopic data. The concentrations of bromide were used to determine that evaporite rocks are not a likely source of dissolved solids in the mountain area. Significant amounts of ground water probably do not flow from the mountain to the piedmont or bottom-land areas. The piedmont was identified as a minor recharge 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 -- Arizona -- Tucson Mountains -- Analysis.en_US
dc.subject.lcshArtificial groundwater recharge -- Arizona -- Tucson Mountains.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.contributor.committeememberWilson, Grahamen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPhillips, Roberten_US
dc.identifier.oclc212937434en_US
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