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Application of tritium in precipitation and in groundwater of the Kouris catchment (Cyprus) for description of the regional groundwater flow

Boronina, Anastasia ; Renard, Philippe ; Balderer, Werner ; Stichler, Willibald

In: Applied Geochemistry, 2005, vol. 20, no. 7, p. 1292-1308

The Kouris catchment is located in the south of the Troodos massif in Cyprus. It constitutes one of the biggest catchments of the island with important freshwater resources. Geologically, the catchment includes an ophiolitic complex outcropping in the north which is overlaid by sedimentary rocks in the south. The hydrology is driven by a Mediterranean climate, a mountainous topography, and a...

Université de Neuchâtel

Study of stable isotopes in the Kouris catchment (Cyprus) for the description of the regional groundwater flow

Boronina, Anastasia ; Balderer, Werner ; Renard, Philippe ; Stichler, Willibald

In: Journal of Hydrology, 2005, vol. 308, no. 1-4, p. 214-226

The stable isotopes of oxygen and hydrogen in groundwater and precipitation were integrated for the description of groundwater flow in the Kouris catchment (Cyprus). The catchment consists of an ophiolitic complex in the North and sediments in the South. It is characterized by strong heterogeneity of the underground media and steep slopes of the topography. The regression line,...

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Groundwater resources in the Kouris catchment (Cyprus) : data analysis and numerical modelling

Boronina, Anastasia ; Renard, Philippe ; Balderer, Werner ; Christodoulides, Andreas

In: Journal of Hydrology, 2003, vol. 217, no. 1-4, p. 130-149

The Kouris catchment in Cyprus is currently experiencing a scarcity of water resources due to the semi-arid climate across the southern part of the region, a series of dry years, and recent surface/subsurface water over-extraction. The catchment consists of the upper part of an ophiolitic complex in the North, which is considered a very significant aquifer for Cyprus, and an overlying sedimentary...