Edmond Halley's Contributions to Hydrogeology

@article{Deming2020EdmondHC,
  title={Edmond Halley's Contributions to Hydrogeology},
  author={D. Deming},
  journal={Ground Water},
  year={2020},
  volume={59},
  pages={146 - 152}
}
  • D. Deming
  • Published 2020
  • Medicine, Geology
  • Ground Water
The nature of the hydrologic cycle is one of the oldest and most important questions in geology (Deming 2005, 2014, 2018). The mystery was how the water balance between oceanic, terrestrial, and atmospheric waters was maintained. As Edmond Halley (Figure 1) himself noted, over the course of recorded human history “the sea has not sensibly decreased by the loss in vapor; nor yet abounded by the immense quantity of fresh water it receives continually from the rivers” (Halley 1691, 469). There had… Expand

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