Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Groundwater temperature plays a significant role in regulating geochemical, biological and physical processes with the subsurface with wide ranging environmental and societal impacts. Air temperature, weather conditions and lithology exhibit control on magnitude and timing of thermal responses that ultimately control groundwater temperature. Historical groundwater, tile water, stream and air temperature data from the T3 site were analyzed, including groundwater temperature data from multiple depths was analyzed. Additionally, statistical analyses between the temperature datasets were performed in order to interpret potential relationships. Air temperature was found to be the primary control of groundwater temperatures, though its affect being muted as depth increases ending at 3.0-m BGS. While tile water temperature was found to have little no to effect, due to the layer in which it sits as well as the amount of time it takes to affect groundwater.
Wassik, Jack Thomas, "Multi-Year Analysis of Groundwater Temperature Fluctuations in a Shallow Aquifer Sysytem Influenced by a Tile-Drain" (2023). Theses and Dissertations. 1780.