Groundwater formation under desert conditions Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract Two complementary approaches were taken with regards to the problem of the physical and isotopic behaviour of soil moisture in the zone of aeration. Direct measurements on the moisture were carried out mainly by the Heidelberg group. The second approach was that of studying the isotopic and chemical composition of water at the two boundaries of this zone, namely the input from the surface and the water in the saturated zone. From the comparison of these waters the role of the aerated zone is inferred.

publication date

  • November 1, 1985