Submarine Spring Discharge Using Radioactive Tracers

by C. J. Braudo,
F. Mero,
A. Mercado,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1968, Vol. 94, Issue 2, Pg. 399-410

Document Type: Journal Paper


A new method of measuring the discharge rates of submarine springs is described. The method is based on a dilution analysis of radioactive slug within a fixed volume dilution cell. The special conditions existing in a spring discharging hot and saline water through a funnel-shaped crater, on the bottom of the Sea of Galilee, provides the necessary conditions for the dilution analysis. Experimental field results support the feasibility of the proposed method.

Subject Headings: Dilution | Probe instruments | Salt water | Water discharge measurement | Submerging | Sea floor | Feasibility studies

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