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1-9 and 1-10 and in Figs. 1-17 and 1-18 the expected concentrations of ^H and ^^C were estimated, respectively. 33 Models a selected on the basis of 8SKr b 44 ± 2 45 ± 2 46 ± 2 85 90 95 47 108 ± 10 'corrected? ;::;c~:del measured (pmc) 14 C Tritium (TU) ~ 138 154 138 122 expected from model a T is the turnover time, D/vx is the dispersion parameter, and i3 is the ratio of non-radioactive water flow to the total flow for assumed mixing of two water components. 05 (a is the ratio of summer to winter infiltration coefficients).

Here we shall note that the exchange of radiocarbon with the surface layer of the solid material influ­ ences its output concentration, because of the radioactive decay in this stag­ nant b o x , without any influence of the δ ^^C, providing a steady state condi­ tion has been reached. In such a case, the hydrochemical models based on the measurements of 5^^C may supply information on the initial dissolution of the organic carbon b y the inorganic one, but cannot supply information if the exchange takes place.

Thus, in the in­ filtration studies, when the assumption of C R = Cg is accepted, instead of equation ( 1 6 ) , a simpler solution to the dispersion equation can be used. , for b{x). According to the notation introduced b y Kreft and Zuber ( 1 9 7 8 ) and followed here, this solu­ tion is of the type C J R R . The main difficulties in the use of the environmental tritium method for the infiltration rate measurements result from: ( a ) seasonal variations of the tritium concentration, which make the exact estimation of C i n ( i ) rather doubtful (see p.

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