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Tracer tests in karst hydrogeology and speleology

Goldscheider, Nicola ; Meiman, Joe ; Pronk, Michiel ; Smart, Christopher

In: International Journal of Speleology, 2008, vol. 37, no. 1, p. 27-40

This article presents an introduction to the fundamentals of tracing techniques and their application in cave and karst environments, illustrated by case studies from the Mammoth Cave, USA, and a small experimental site in Switzerland. The properties and limitations of the most important artificial tracers are discussed, and the available methods of tracer injection, sampling, online monitoring...