Tools used to study paleoclimate help in water management

Loosli, H. H.; Lehmann, B.; Aeschbach-Hertig, W.; Kipfer, R.; Edmunds, W. M.; Eichinger, L.; Rzanski, K.; Stute, M.; Vaikmäe, R. (1998). Tools used to study paleoclimate help in water management. Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union, 79(47), pp. 576-582. American Geophysical Union 10.1029/98EO00422

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The meteoric waters within active groundwater systems were in contact with the Earth's atmosphere at some time in the past, ranging from days to millions of years ago. Since conditions at the time of recharge influence the geochemical composition of water percolating into the subsurface, aquifers can be viewed as archives of past climate and environmental change. Studies based on paleoclimate records for the past 30,000 years derived from noble gases in the groundwater of Namibia, Nigeria, Vietnam, Portugal, Switzerland, and the United States confirm earlier findings of a glacial cooling of approximately 5°C in the tropics and subtropics and indicate greater cooling at high latitudes.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute > Climate and Environmental Physics

UniBE Contributor:

Loosli, Heinz Hugo and Lehmann, Bernhard

Subjects:

500 Science > 530 Physics

ISSN:

0096-3941

Publisher:

American Geophysical Union

Language:

English

Submitter:

BORIS Import 2

Date Deposited:

26 Aug 2021 08:40

Last Modified:

05 Oct 2021 12:29

Publisher DOI:

10.1029/98EO00422

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/158843

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/158843

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