E3S Web Conf.
Volume 54, 201825th Salt Water Intrusion Meeting (SWIM 2018)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Published online||17 September 2018|
Ferruginous groundwaters as a source of P, Fe, and DIC for coastal waters of the southern Baltic Sea: (Isotope) hydrobiogeochemistry and the role of an iron curtain
Geochemistry & Isotope BioGeoChemistry Group, Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research (IOW), Warnemünde, FRG ;
2 Environmental Physics Department, Bremen University, Bremen, FRG ;
3 Natural History Museum, Berlin, FRG ;
4 State Key Laboratory of Marine Geology, Tongji University, Shanghai, PRC ;
5 current address: Ecoandmore, Freiburg, FRG
6 current address: LUBW, Lake Research Institute (ISF), Langenargen, FRG
Contact Information: Michael E. Böttcher, Geochemistry & Isotope Biogeochemistry Group, Marine Geology Department, Leibniz IOW, D-18119 Warnemünde, FRG, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We report first results from a study on water and element exchange across the land-ocean boundary at the southern Baltic Sea. The focus is set on ferruginous fresh ground waters escaping at the shore line, flowing in air contact before entering a subterranean mixing zone with brackish Baltic Sea water. The present study combines the results from multiple sampling campaigns that investigated the composition of several springs as well as the surface and subsurface development of fresh waters on the way to the Baltic Sea. This is achieved by a combination of hydroand solid-phase geochemical and stable isotope measurements with ground water dating. Results are compared to the composition of groundwaters recovered from wells in the catchment area and the local isotope meteoric water line developed for Warnemünde. The spring water is shown to be impacted by the dissolution of biogenic carbon dioxide and marine carbonate as well as the oxidation of pyrite in glacial sediments. Dating yields a surprisingly high diversity between some closely associated springs with average ages of about 25 to 32 years, but different mixing proportions with older tritium-free ground-water.
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