Isotopic Analysis- Fluid At Kilauea East Rift Geothermal Area (Scholl, Et Al., 1993)

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Exploration Activity: Isotopic Analysis- Fluid At Kilauea East Rift Geothermal Area (Scholl, Et Al., 1993)

Exploration Activity Details
Location Kilauea East Rift Geothermal Area
Exploration Technique Isotopic Analysis- Fluid
Activity Date 1992 - The date "ongoing at time of paper" was not understood.The date "ongoing at time of paper" was not understood.

Usefulness useful
DOE-funding Unknown

 
Exploration Basis
This study was conducted to determine how regional hydrology is affected by Kilauea' s rift zones
 
Notes
Stable isotopes of Deuterium and tritium were used as tracers to track ground water flow. The purpose of this study was to identify probable recharge areas and length of time for groundwater discharge from the Kilauea rift zones. Interpretations were based on isotropic composition of groups of groundwater samples. The study seems to support the idea that the rift zones act as low permeability boundaries but are not complete barriers to ground water flow. The rift zone appear to be partly isolated from regional flow systems.

 
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