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Main Title Environmental Tritium as a Hydrometeorologic Tool in the Roswell Basin, New Mexico.
Author Rabinowit, D. Dan ; Gros, Gerardo Wolfgang ;
CORP Author New Mexico State Univ., University Park. Water Resources Research Inst.
Year Published 1972
Report Number WRRI-016; OWRR-A-037-NMEX; 06022,; A-037-NMEX(1)
Stock Number PB-219 830
Additional Subjects ( Hydrometeorology ; Tritium) ; ( Ground water ; Labeled substances) ; ( Water supply ; New Mexico) ; Hydrogeology ; Precipitation(Meteorology) ; Concentration(Composition) ; Isotope labeling ; Computer programs ; Artesian water ; Percolation ; Radioactive age determination ; Porosity ; Limestone ; Lithology ; Correlation techniques ; Roswell Basin ; Pecos Basin
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-219 830 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 285p
A tritium input function for the Roswell artesian basin was constructed from tritium analysis of precipitation and ground water samples taken over 13 years, together with geohydrologic and meteorologic data. This recharge function, rather than tritium concentrations in precipitation, was correlated with tritium-time profiles of seven wells, which were also correlated among each other. Two distinct subregions, characterized by different circulation patterns, were recognized in the basin. The residence time of water in the northern subregion (Roswell) was about four years, and larger than seven years in the central region (Artesia). Tritium input characteristics varied from north to south along the western flank of the basin. Hydrological parameters computed on the basis of tritium data were correlated with lithologic and structural features in the basin. A one-dimensional dispersion model was successfully used to test the precipitation/recharge relation using tritium as a tracer. (Author Modified Abstract)