AbstractsEarth & Environmental Science

Spatial and temporal nitrate distribution in carbonate aquifers under dairy farms in Ireland

by Manuela Hübsch

Institution: Universität Karlsruhe
Year: 2015
Keywords: Karst, nitrate, groundwater, agriculture, spectrophotometer
Record ID: 1107183
Full text PDF: http://digbib.ubka.uni-karlsruhe.de/volltexte/documents/3513143


The study improves the understanding of nitrate distribution in relation to agronomic and hydrological drivers and (hydro-)geological site characteristics in karst areas and provides practical experience regarding two spectrophotometer used for determining highly time resolved nitrate concentrations. The results can be used to guide e.g. environmental modellers, scientists, consultants or policy makers with respect to the current regulations of the European Union Water Framework Directive.