Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative

Characterization of groundwater recharge and flow in a Vermont upland watershed using stable isotope tracing techniques.: Deuterium Composition in Groundwater

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  • Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative

    • Address:
      705 Spear Street
      South Burlington, Vermont 05403
      United States of America

      Phone: (802) 656-2975
      Email: femc@uvm.edu
      Website: www.uvm.edu/femc

Abstract

    Characterize groundwater recharge and flow in the upland portion of the Browns River basin in northwestern Vermont using measurements of stable oxygen isotopes in precipitation (rain and snow) and groundwater (wells).

People

  • Michael Abbott: Principal Investigator

Keywords

  • deuterium, fall color, groundwater, hydrologic processes,

Organizations

  • United States Geological Survey (USGS) : funder
  • University of Vermont : partner

Geographic Coverage

  • Coordinates
    • -72.84166667, 44.5071
    • -72.82073333, 44.5071
    • -72.82073333, 44.54358333
    • -72.84166667, 44.54358333
    • -72.84166667, 44.5071
  • Coordinate System

Data Table

  • Title: Deuterium Composition in Groundwater
  • Start Date: 1995-06-01
  • End Date: 1996-12-31
  • Description: Deuterium composition of 75 samples from 3 wells.

  • Purpose: To characterize groundwater recharge and flow in the upland portion of the Browns River basin in northwestern Vermont using deuterium.

  • Condensed Title: Z0024_2H_Deuterium

  • Object Name: VMC.24.25

  • Data Type: mySQL
  • Citation: Michael Abbott. 1996. Deuterium Composition in Groundwater. FEMC. https://www.uvm.edu/femc/data/archive/project/characterization-groundwater-recharge-flow-vermont-upland/dataset/deuterium-composition

  • Online Distribution: https://www.uvm.edu/femc/data/archive/project/characterization-groundwater-recharge-flow-vermont-upland/dataset/deuterium-composition

Attribute List

    Attribute Name: Round
    • Label: Round
    • Description: Unique sample round ID
    • Storage Type: int
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: Date
    • Label: Date
    • Description: Date of sample collection
    • Storage Type: datetime
    • Measurment Type: datetime
    • String Format: YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss
    Attribute Name: P6 2H
    • Label: Rain 2H
    • Description: Deuterium in rain
    • Storage Type: int
    • Measurment Type: ratio
    • Standard Unit: number
    • Precision: 0.001
    • Unit: number
    • Number Type: real
    Attribute Name: GW1 2H
    • Label: Groundwater 1 2H
    • Description: Deuterium in groundwaterof well 1
    • Storage Type: int
    • Measurment Type: ratio
    • Standard Unit: number
    • Precision: 0.001
    • Unit: number
    • Number Type: real
    Attribute Name: GW3 2H
    • Label: Groundwater 3 2H
    • Description: Deuterium in groundwater of well 3
    • Storage Type: int
    • Measurment Type: ratio
    • Standard Unit: number
    • Precision: 0.001
    • Unit: number
    • Number Type: real
    Attribute Name: GW5 2H
    • Label: Groundwater 5 2H
    • Description: Deuterium in groundwater of well 5
    • Storage Type: int
    • Measurment Type: ratio
    • Standard Unit: number
    • Precision: 0.001
    • Unit: number
    • Number Type: real

Methods

  • Past Methods (no longer in use)
    • Deuterium sample collection
      • Started: 1995-06-01
        Ended: 1996-12-31
      • Method Description: 75 biweekly groundwater samples from wells GW1, GW2 and GW3 were collected, and 25 biweekly samples from precipitation and groundwater at location P6 were collected for deuterium analysis

    • Deuterium analysis
      • Started: 1996-06-01
        Ended: 1996-12-31
      • Method Description: Deuterium samples were analyzed at the University of Colorado's Institute for Arctic and Alpine Resarch (INSTAAR) Center for Geochronology
      • Instrumentation: uranium furnace reduction under vacuum
      • Quality Control Measures: Internal standardized lab analysis protocols.

Sampling Equipment

  • No sampling equipment recorded for this dataset

Site Characteristics

  • Site Description: Uppermost basin of the Browns River including the slopes of Mt Mansfield. Stations at summit, Stevensville Brook and Browns River headwaters. Five sampling points on State Forest and UVM Natural Area, 3 additional sites in the VMC area on private lands. Additional sites throughout the basin.