Mixing and transport of water in a karst catchment: a case study from precipitation via seepage to the spring

@inproceedings{Schwarz2009MixingAT,
  title={Mixing and transport of water in a karst catchment: a case study from precipitation via seepage to the spring},
  author={Kilian Schwarz and Johannes A. C. Barth and C. Postigo-Rebollo and Peter Grathwohl},
  year={2009}
}
One of the best-known and largest karst areas in Germany, the Blautopf Catchment, offers unique access to waters of the unsaturated zone through a large cave system. It was investigated with stable isotopes ( 18O/16O and D/H ratios expressed in permille = ‰) in precipitation, seepageand groundwater as tracers for water flow, mixing, and storage. The precipitation showed a distinct seasonality with δ18O values between −2.9 and−24.6‰ during summer and winter, respectively. However, the isotope… CONTINUE READING