Applications of noble gases in hydrogeology (SS-GH1)





Applications of noble gases in hydrogeology (SS-GH1)

Nicholas Utting (CANMET Energy), Daniele Pinti (Université du Québec à Montréal), and Ende Zuo (University of Ottawa)

Merged with Geochemical and isotopic tracers in groundwater studies (SS-GH10)

Leaders and affiliations : Nicholas Utting (CANMET Energy); Daniele Pinti (Université du Québec à Montréal); Ende Zuo (University of Ottawa)

Description : Owing to their chemically non-reactive nature, and the occurrence of isotopes produced by radioactive decay noble gases are unique tracers and chronometers of various geological processes. Noble gases have numerous applications in hydrogeology including: groundwater age dating, groundwater recharge (paleo)-temperature estimation, subsurface gas migration tracing. This session aims to bring together researchers using these methods to share the latest findings relating to different applications.