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Deuterium in Iceland waters

January 1, 1963

From the deuterium analysis of 159 samples of water collected in Iceland from hot-water boreholes, cold and hot springs, rivers and rain, the geographical distribution of deuterium in surface waters is plotted. On the basis of the deuterium analysis, the water from boreholes near Reykjavik does not originate from local precipitation. The variation of deuterium content of these water wells with time suggests that these data can be used to determine the time of travel of recharge water to the various boreholes, as well as the surface recharge area.

Publication Year 1963
Title Deuterium in Iceland waters
DOI 10.1016/0016-7037(63)90012-7
Authors I. Friedman, T. Sigurgeirsson, O. Gardarsson
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
Index ID 70010443
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse