GS SP 182 - Groundwater in the Celtic Regions

N.S. Robins and B.D.R. Misstear

 

This is the first attempt to bring together the hydrogeological issues facing Celtic regions, and to describe the prevailing hydrogeological environments in these areas. Lessons from these geographical areas can be applied to solve problems in similar geological terrain elsewhere.

The book covers the diverse range of hydrogeological environments that occur in the Celtic regions of Britain and Ireland. These include hard-rock aquifers of Lower Palaeozoic and Precambrian age, generally dominated by fracture flow within a shallow zone of weathering; Carboniferous limestone aquifers, often characterized by conduit flow in karstic systems; dual-porosity Permo-Triassic sandstone aquifers; and Quaternary deposits, many of which form important shallow granular aquifers. The book addresses a number of current issues common to the Celtic regions, including: groundwater protection policies, groundwater management in karst aquifers, groundwater development in Quaternary aquifers, groundwater evaluation in data-scarce aquifers and groundwater supplies to small island communities.

Geological Society of London Special Publication 182
Product Code:240
Publisher:The Geological Society
Release Date:
ISBN:1862390770
Media:Hardback
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