meteoric water


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meteoric water

n
(Geological Science) geology ground water that has recently originated from the atmosphere
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Expansion of the engelgasse and the new construction of stichstrassen north and south with water, dirt and meteoric water pipes as well as new cable systems
The Local Meteoric Water Line (LMWL: [delta][sup.2]H = 7.10[delta] [sup.18]O +8.21) of Liu et al.
The presence of cavity spar and equant blocky cement suggest role of meteoric water during burial (Bjorlykke, 2014).
The red line is the segment of the Colombian Meteoric Line (CML) and the gray line is Global Meteoric Water line (FIGURE 9).
This aquifer is recharged by meteoric water. Groundwater flow in the study area is Northwest to Southeast.
Stable isotope studies show less depleted 13C and coherent 180 for MZKD-2, MZKD-5, MZKD-6, whereas MZKD-3 exhibited relatively less depleted 180 values (-4.53 to -3.32), interpreted that this dolomitization is a result of slightly high temperature basinal brines and meteoric water. In contrast, 13C and 180 isotopic signatures of MZKD-1, MZKD-4 and MZKD-8 exhibit marine signatures.
The average Sr content value that best represents seawater micrite was only 183.683 x [10.sup.-6], which indicates leaching and dissolving of carbonatite rock by meteoric water.
The global meteoric water line (GMWL) was first published by Craig [23] and is a convenient reference for understanding and tracing water origin.
Massive dolomitization of a late Miocene carbonate platform: a case of mixed evaporative brines with meteoric water, Nijar, Spain, Sedimentology, 45: 263-277.
Such samples have generally higher [[delta].sup.18][O.sub.WR] values (up to +9.5%0), reflecting interaction with evolved meteoric water at lower temperatures (~200 [degrees]C) and very low w/r ratios.