Groundwater age dating using tritium sex dating in warrington lancashire
14C was also produced in significant quantities by atomic weapons testing and created a “bomb pulse” like our contestant tritium below which is also used to date groundwater.The great thing about radiocarbon is that since we know exactly how much is produced we can always estimate an age. The age obtained from 14C and many other groundwater dating tools is the apparent age, which means it is inexact and vulnerable to aggregation errors when mixing young and old water mix, and requires the dater to consider other sources of inorganic carbon that contain no 14C such as ancient limestone.
If groundwater is young it is likely that the host aquifer is more vulnerable to contamination.
Furthermore, knowing the age of groundwater throughout an aquifer will also allow a hydrogeologist to assess how quickly contamination will spread and if it can be contained.
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The source of 85Kr is low level emissions from the nuclear industry, mainly fuel reprocessing.
That means that once my rain drop infiltrates into the ground and reaches the water table.