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Ozyurt, N.N.; Bayari, C.S.
Klimchouk, A.; Sasowsky, I.; Mylroie, J.; Engel, S.A.; Engel, A.S.
Helium isotopes as indicator of current hypogenic karst development in taurids karst region, turkey
Hypogene Cave Morphologies. Selected papers and abstracts of the symposium held February 2 through 7, 2014, San Salvador Island, Bahamas. Karst Waters Institute Special Publication 18,
Leesburg, Virginia
2014
77
81

Hypogenic karst development by means of the aggressiveness of hydrothermal fluids driven and fed by mantle heat and mass flux is a known phenomenon. However, in cases when hydrothermal fluid cools down upon thermal conduction in the near-surface environment and is diluted by near-surface cool groundwater, evidences of this phenomenon may be erased completely. Recent data on the isotopes of helium dissolved in cool karst groundwater samples collected from three different karst aquifers in Turkey suggest an apparent mass flux from mantle, as well as from the crust. In the cases considered, helium content from the mantle increases with the increasing age of groundwater. All cases are located nearby the suture zones which may be easing the upward heat and mass flux. Despite sampling difficulties and high analysis costs, helium isotopes dissolved in cool karst groundwater seem to be useful tool to detect the current hypogenesis at the depths of karst aquifers

HELIUM ISOTOPES; TAURIDS KARST REGION; TURKEY; HYPOGENIC KARST
978-0-9789976-7-0
Ozyurt, N.N.; Bayari, C.S., 2014, Helium isotopes as indicator of current hypogenic karst development in taurids karst region, turkey , 77 - 81 http://www.karstwaters.org/publications/.php