Artículo

The hydrogeology and contamination potential of northwestern Yucatán, Mexico

Marín, L. E.; Perry, E. C.

Instituto de Geofísica, UNAM, publicado en Geofísica Internacional, y cosechado de Revistas UNAM

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Cita

Marín, L. E., et al. (1994). The hydrogeology and contamination potential of northwestern Yucatán, Mexico. Geofísica Internacional; Vol. 33 No. 4, 1994. Recuperado de https://repositorio.unam.mx/contenidos/42309

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Autor(es)
Marín, L. E.; Perry, E. C.
Tipo
Artículo de Investigación
Área del conocimiento
Físico Matemáticas y Ciencias de la Tierra
Título
The hydrogeology and contamination potential of northwestern Yucatán, Mexico
Fecha
2012-07-02
Resumen
The sole source aquifer for northwestern Yucatán is a thin freshwater lens that floats above denser saline water. The saltwater intrusion has been detected more than 40 Km inland. The hydrogeologic setting of this aquifer is a mature karstic system with an extensive network of conduits, caverns and cenotes (sink holes). The hydraulic gradient in the area is very low, on the order of 7-10-mm/Km, suggesting very high permeabilities. These high permeabilities have resulted in a highly vulnerable aquifer that traditionally receives both domestic and industrial waste. The northwestern section appears to be isolated hydrogeologically from the rest of the peninsula by a zone of exceptionally high permeability (ring of cenotes), which is probably related genetically to the Chicxulub Impact Crater.
Tema
Hydrogeology; contamination; Yucatán; Hidrogeología; contaminación; Yucatán
Idioma
spa
ISSN
0016-7169

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