aquifer

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underground bed or layer yielding ground water for wells and springs etc

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If people don't comply with our technical recommendations, they might create a hydraulic shortcut between the two aquifers, which might lead to the salty water from the upper one contaminating the deep one or vice versa," Quinger (http://www.
Transmmissivity is widely employed in groundwater hydraulics; it is known to be the rate at which water of a prevailing kinematics viscosity is transmitted through a unit width of aquifer under a unit hydraulic gradient.
These bodies of wet rock are referred to as aquifers.
At present, the capacity of geothermal plants of 20 countries in the zone of active volcanism reaches 7 million kW; seventy more countries including Lithuania use water from the lower temperature aquifers for production of thermal energy (Bickus et al.
The research may help scientists better locate and map Earth's desert aquifers, understand current and past hydrological conditions in Earth's deserts and assess how climate change is impacting them.
Through the more efficient mapping of aquifers, it also provides better water management and reduces the risk of upper aquifers being exhausted.
The ideal is to be able to meet increasing demand during times of water shortage, while recharging the aquifers with water during periods of excess production from desalination plants.
The tool's first serious test came amid the Navajo sandstone aquifers of northeast Arizona.
The chemical evolution of groundwater in aquifers along flow paths depends on the age distribution with depth and distance, geological conditions, and the lithological composition of water-bearing rocks and sediments.
The groundwater found in aquifers usually comes from rainfall that has seeped through the rock.
Most aquifers are just below the surface, but also exist 100m to 200m down.
The aquifers, which contain 100 times the volume of fresh water that is found to the Earth's surface, already supply a sizeable proportion of our needs.
drop in groundwater levels due to reduced recharge (less rain over recharge areas) and increased pumpage from aquifers (Bates 2008; Rogers 2008).
In order to tap these aquifers they first have to be discovered by drilling, and then made accessible on a permanent basis by sinking a well.
Enhanced characterization and representation of flow through Karst aquifers.