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dc.contributor.authorSlaughter, Julia Beth
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-15T04:30:20Z
dc.date.available2014-04-15T04:30:20Z
dc.date.issued2013-08
dc.identifier.otherslaughter_julia_b_201308_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/slaughter_julia_b_201308_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/29657
dc.description.abstractHistorical data on groundwater and surface water nutrients and trace metal concentrations and water quality indicators were collected and examined in concert with aquifer, surficial geology and land use characteristics. A meta-analysis was conducted to better understand the factors affecting groundwater and surface water hydrogeochemistry and nutrients across variable conditions and scales. The primary goals were to compare (1) groundwater hydrogeochemistry and (2) groundwater vs. surface water geochemistry and nutrients for geologically and environmentally distinct wetland areas along the U.S Atlantic coast. The results demonstrate the influences of site geology, land use type, wetland extent and proximity to seawater inputs on the chemical signatures of the groundwater and surface water. Differences in microbial processes, oxygen and organic matter supply, and sources and sinks of dissolved constituents in groundwater and surface water wetland areas likely contribute to the variations in dissolved inorganic nutrients. These findings indicate the value of future studies of this nature.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectGroundwater
dc.subjectsurface water
dc.subjectgeology
dc.subjectsubmarine groundwater discharge
dc.subjectwetlands
dc.subjectland use
dc.subjectwatershed
dc.subjectNorth American east coast
dc.subjectcoastal zones
dc.subjectPiper trilinear diagrams
dc.subjectaquifers
dc.titleFactors influencing groundwater and surface water hydrogeochemistry with a special emphasis on the importance of sediment geology
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentMarine Sciences
dc.description.majorMarine Sciences
dc.description.advisorSamantha B. Joye
dc.description.committeeSamantha B. Joye
dc.description.committeeTodd C. Rasmussen
dc.description.committeeChristof Meile


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