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A graphic procedure in the geochemical interpretation of water‐analyses

October 12, 1944

This paper outlines certain fundamental principles in a graphic procedure which appears to be an effective tool in segregating analytical data for critical study with respect to sources of the dissolved constituents in waters, modifications in the character of a water as it passes through an area, and related geochemical problems. The procedure is based on a multiple‐trilinear diagram (Fig. 1) whose form has been evolved gradually and independently by the writer during the past several years through trial and modification of less comprehensive antecedent forms. Neither the diagram nor the procedure here described is a panacea for the easy solution of all geochemical problems. Many problems of interpretation can be answered only by intensive study of critical analytical data by other methods.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1944
Title A graphic procedure in the geochemical interpretation of water‐analyses
DOI 10.1029/TR025i006p00914
Authors A. M. Piper
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union
Series Number
Index ID 70215213
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization