Geochemical modelling and isotope studies in the Sherwood Sandstone aquifer, Lagan Valley, Northern Ireland

AA Cronin, T. Elliot, R M Kalin

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Abstract

The principal aquifer of the Lagan Valley, Northern Ireland, is the Triassic Sherwood Sandstone formation. A detailed hydrogeochemical interpretation has been made of this formation. Correlation of major ion analyses highlights the importance of dedolimitization in the geochemical evolution of the aquifer's water. Results from geochemical modelling and radiocarbon dating have shown the importance both of recharge through the till and of water mixing in the geochemical evolution of the water. Geochemical modelling results differed from previous flow model conclusions, highlighting the importance of considering both techniques in hydrogeological investigations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTracers and modelling in hydrogeology
EditorsA. Dassargues
Place of PublicationWallingford
Pages425-431
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2000
EventInternational Conference on Tracers and Modelling in Hydrogeology (TraM 2000) - Liege, Belgium
Duration: 1 May 20001 May 2000

Publication series

Name IAHS PUBLICATION
PublisherInternational Association of Hydrological Sciences
Volume262
ISSN (Print)0144-7815

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Tracers and Modelling in Hydrogeology (TraM 2000)
CountryBelgium
CityLiege
Period1/05/001/05/00

Keywords

  • geochemical modelling

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