Title

Depth of conduit flow in unconfined carbonate aquifers.

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Geological Society of America

Publication Date

January 2002

Abstract

Worthington (2001) proposes that because groundwater viscosity decreases with depth as a consequence of geothermal heating, deep flow paths and dissolutional cave genesis will be favored where path length is greater than ∼3 km, and is abetted if there is steep stratal dip. He suggests that some major explored caves developed in accordance with these controls.

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Geology, Vol. 30, no. 1 (2002-01-01).

Keywords

Ground Water, Carbonate Rocks, Sedimentary Rocks, Aquifers, Caves, Fractured Materials, Geothermal Systems, Hydrodynamics, Karst, Hydrology, Preferential Flow, Thermal Effects, Unconfined Aquifers, Viscosity

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Ground Water; Carbonate Rocks; Sedimentary Rocks; Aquifers; Caves; Fractured Materials; Geothermal Systems; Hydrodynamics; Karst; Hydrology; Preferential Flow; Thermal Effects; Unconfined Aquifers; Viscosity

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SFS0055806_00001

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