Water Flow and Solute Transport In Porous Fractured Chalk

Ronit Nativ, Eilon Adar, Ofer Dahan, Noam Weisbrod, Brian Berkowitz, Daniel Ronen

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The unique features of flow and transport in the chalk aquitard in the Negev desert were first documented on a regional scale by the monitoring of 23 wells which penetrate the chalk across the central and northern Negev. We suggested that water and solutes shortcut through the low-permeability matrix of the vadose chalk via hctures and joints, escaping much of the land surface exposure to evapotranspiration. This conclusion was based on observed seasonal fluctuations of water level in these wells and the chemical and isotopic
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Symposium on DYNAMICS OF FLUIDS IN FRACTURED ROCKS Concepts and Recent Advances
EditorsBoris Faybishenko
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 1999

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