Tracing groundwater recharge sources in the northwestern Indian alluvial aquifer using water isotopes (δ 18 O, δ 2 H and 3 H)
作者: Suneel Kumar JoshiShive Prakash RaiRajiv SinhaSanjeev GuptaAlexander Logan DensmoreYadhvir Singh RawatShashank Shekhar
作者单位: 1Department of Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur 208016, India
2National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee, India
3Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom
4Institute of Hazard, Risk, and Resilience and Department of Geography, Durham University, Durham DH1 3LE, United Kingdom
5Department of Geology, University of Delhi, Delhi 110007, India
刊名: Journal of Hydrology, 2018, Vol.559 , pp.835-847
来源数据库: Elsevier Journal
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.02.056
关键词: Water isotopesRecharge sourcesRecharge zonesGroundwater flowNorthwestern Indian aquifer
英文摘要: Abstract(#br)Rapid groundwater depletion from the northwestern Indian aquifer system in the western Indo-Gangetic basin has raised serious concerns over the sustainability of groundwater and the livelihoods that depend on it. Sustainable management of this aquifer system requires that we understand the sources and rates of groundwater recharge, however, both these parameters are poorly constrained in this region. Here we analyse the isotopic (δ 18 O, δ 2 H and tritium) compositions of groundwater, precipitation, river and canal water to identify the recharge sources, zones of recharge, and groundwater flow in the Ghaggar River basin, which lies between the Himalayan-fed Yamuna and Sutlej River systems in northwestern India. Our results reveal that local precipitation is the main source of...
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  • groundwater 潜水
  • aquifer 含水层
  • recharge 补给
  • alluvial 冲积的
  • Indian 印弟安星座
  • northwestern 来自西北的