Nico Goldscheider, David Drew
Published June 14, 2007
Reference - 264 Pages - 104 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415428736 - CAT# SW2873
Series: IAH - International Contributions to Hydrogeology
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The importance of investigating karstified aquifers lies in their significance as a major source of drinking water. This book describes methods that are basic to all hydrogeological studies, such as hydraulic investigations, hydrochemistry, geophysics, isotope chemistry and modelling, but with the emphasis placed on their application to karst systems. Other techniques are specific to the karst environment, such as the speleological exploration of aquifers and water tracing. The various chapters of this book are written by experts in different methods. Most of the chapters are multi-authored, and the authors include hydrogeologists who are experienced in evaluating a variety of karst environments and who together, provide a comprehensive review of karst methods.
Introduction. The Geological and Geomorphological Framework. Speleological Investigations. Hydrological Techniques. Hydraulic Methods. Hydrochemical Techniques. Isotopic Techniques. Tracer Techniques. Geophysical Methods. Modelling Combined use of Techniques and Methodologies.
". . . a valuable work of reference on the latest ideas in karst hydrogeology. It should be in every serious science library."
– Paul W. Williams, School of Geography, Geology & Environmental Science, Auckland University, in Hydrogeology Journal, 2009, Vol. 17