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The use of 2H and 18O isotopes in the study of coastal karstic aquifers

  • Diana Mance
  • Danijela Lenac
  • Maja Radišić
  • Davor Mance
  • Josip Rubinić

Complexity of karst groundwater networks requires implementation of standard hydrogeological monitoring and unconventional methods of investigation. We present the results of isotope composition analysis for three karst springs and rain water collected in their hinterland. During two years, spring water samples were collected on a weekly and rain samples on a monthly basis. The main findings are: winter precipitation of Mediterranean origin dominates springs' recharge, a dual porosity model is a fit for the studied systems, and hinterlands of the springs have different retention capabilities.

  • Keywords:
  • Coastal environmental physics,
  • Coastal karstic aquifer,
  • Stable isotopes,
  • Statistical modelling,
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Diana Mance

University of Rijeka, Croatia - ORCID: 0000-0001-6746-8693

Danijela Lenac

University of Rijeka, Croatia

Maja Radišić

University of Rijeka, Croatia - ORCID: 0000-0003-1384-8417

Davor Mance

University of Rijeka, Croatia - ORCID: 0000-0002-6206-2464

Josip Rubinić

University of Rijeka, Croatia - ORCID: 0000-0002-5766-804X

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  • Publication Year: 2022
  • Pages: 525-534

  • Publication Year: 2022

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The use of 2H and 18O isotopes in the study of coastal karstic aquifers


Diana Mance, Danijela Lenac, Maja Radišić, Davor Mance, Josip Rubinić





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Ninth International Symposium “Monitoring of Mediterranean Coastal Areas: Problems and Measurement Techniques”

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