Bromide as an environmental tracer in ground water of the Tucson Basin, Arizona

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Title:
Bromide as an environmental tracer in ground water of the Tucson Basin, Arizona
Author:
Koglin, Eric Norman.
Issue Date:
1984
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:
Bromide was used as an environmental tracer to determine the possible sources of natural and man-made recharge to the ground water of the Tucson basin. Numerous well, rainfall, runoff, and sewage samples were collected and analyzed for bromide and chloride. The bromide was determined by neutron activation analysis. Bromide concentrations in the ground water ranged from 0.036 to 2.24 mg/l and the chloride concentrations ranged from 3.2 to 332.2 mg/l. The average Cl/Br ratio of the ground water samples is about 130. The bromide distribution suggests the presence of at least four dominant ground-water zones, each differing in chemical character. This observation agrees with those made in previous investigations which have used different hydrologic and geochemical methods. Most of the ground water in the basin is recharged by natural sources. However, the influence of man-made sources is well documented locally. The results of the bromide analyses strongly suggest that they can be used to delineate different sources of recharge.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Bromides.; Hydrology -- Arizona -- Pima County.; Hydrology -- Arizona -- Tucson Region.; Trace elements in water -- Arizona -- Pima County.; Trace elements in water -- Arizona -- Tucson Region.; Groundwater flow -- Arizona -- Pima County.; Groundwater flow -- Arizona -- Tucson Region.
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.titleBromide as an environmental tracer in ground water of the Tucson Basin, Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorKoglin, Eric Norman.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKoglin, Eric Norman.en_US
dc.date.issued1984en_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.abstractBromide was used as an environmental tracer to determine the possible sources of natural and man-made recharge to the ground water of the Tucson basin. Numerous well, rainfall, runoff, and sewage samples were collected and analyzed for bromide and chloride. The bromide was determined by neutron activation analysis. Bromide concentrations in the ground water ranged from 0.036 to 2.24 mg/l and the chloride concentrations ranged from 3.2 to 332.2 mg/l. The average Cl/Br ratio of the ground water samples is about 130. The bromide distribution suggests the presence of at least four dominant ground-water zones, each differing in chemical character. This observation agrees with those made in previous investigations which have used different hydrologic and geochemical methods. Most of the ground water in the basin is recharged by natural sources. However, the influence of man-made sources is well documented locally. The results of the bromide analyses strongly suggest that they can be used to delineate different sources of recharge.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshBromides.en_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology -- Arizona -- Pima County.en_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology -- Arizona -- Tucson Region.en_US
dc.subject.lcshTrace elements in water -- Arizona -- Pima County.en_US
dc.subject.lcshTrace elements in water -- Arizona -- Tucson Region.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater flow -- Arizona -- Pima County.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater flow -- Arizona -- Tucson Region.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, L. G.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberNelson, Georgeen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSimpson, Eugene S.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc213340181en_US
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