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Hydrology and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 137-157, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-19-137-2015
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Research article
09 Jan 2015
Thermal damping and retardation in karst conduits A. J. Luhmann et al.
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Water temperature is a non-conservative tracer. Variations in recharge temperature are damped and retarded as water moves through an aquifer due to heat exchange between water and rock. This paper presents relationships that describe thermal damping and retardation in karst conduits determined using analytical solutions and numerical simulations, with some support provided by field data. These relationships may be used with field data to estimate unknown flow path geometry in karst aquifers.
Water temperature is a non-conservative tracer. Variations in recharge temperature are damped...
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