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  • n. Plural form of groundwater.

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Examples

  • Gypsum has been formed as a result of evaporation of saline groundwaters within the sediments of broad tidal flats adjacent to areas such as Hamelin Pool.

    Shark Bay, Australia

  • The groundwaters are generally saline with the notable exception of Palmetto Sands, a 600 ha area of beach sands on the southwestern shore.

    Water profile of Antigua and Barbuda

  • Further intensification could lead to a higher level of contamination of surface and groundwaters.

    Ecosystems and Human Well-being~ Biodiversity Synthesis~ Key Questions on Biodiversity in the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment

  • Of the 30 percentof fresh water in liquid form, almost all is held in groundwaters.

    Water resources

  • This karst landscape is a three-dimensional system that includes productive forests and peatlands on top of karst, the surface and subsurface interactions, and groundwaters originating from these systems.

    Northern Pacific coastal forests

  • Additional contamination via percolation of radioactive material through the soil is not expected due to many of the radionuclides being short-lived, while the longer-lived radiocesium and radiostrontium were adsorbed to surface soils before they could transfer to groundwaters.

    Environmental effects of the Chernobyl accident

  • One of the consequences of the rapid push for better material standard of living in Markets First is a rapid growth in water use in all socio-economic sectors, resulting in a large increase in withdrawals from surface and groundwaters (see Figure 9.23).

    Global Environment Outlook (GEO-4)~ Chapter 9

  • Polar and glacial ice reservoirs account for approximately 33,000,000 km3 water, water held in soils is equal to approximately 122,000 km3, and groundwaters hold approximately 15,300,000 km3.

    Hydrologic cycle

  • Some other proxies, such as the noble gas mixing ratios in groundwaters may also be good proxies but these probably lack the temporal resolution to answer questions relating to the MWP for example.

    Peer Review of Bürger and Cubasch « Climate Audit

  • We can also do it for some groundwaters where we can date the water using radiocarbon methods on dissolved inorganic carbon, measure the oxygen and hydrogen istopes and also independently estimate temperatures using dissolved noble gas concentrations!

    Some Ice Cores in NAS – Antarctic « Climate Audit

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