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Paleohydrogeology of the San Joaquin basin, California

January 1, 1999

Mass transport can have a significant effect on chemical diagenetic processes in sedimentary basins. This paper presents results from the first part of a study that was designed to explore the role of an evolving hydrodynamic system in driving mass transport and chemical diagenesis, using the San Joaquin basin of California as a field area. We use coupled hydrogeologic models to establish the paleohydrogeology, thermal history, and behavior of nonreactive solutes in the basin. These models rely on extensive geological information and account for variable-density fluid flow, heat transport, solute transport, tectonic uplift, sediment compaction, and clay dehydration.

Publication Year 1999
Title Paleohydrogeology of the San Joaquin basin, California
DOI 10.1130/0016-7606(1999)111<0432:POTSJB>2.3.CO;2
Authors A.M. Wilson, G. Garven, J.R. Boles
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Geological Society of America Bulletin
Index ID 70021827
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse