publication . Article . 1989

Application of factor analysis to the hydrogeochemical study of a coastal aquifer

P. Blasco; Vicente Gomis; Francisco Ruiz;
  • Published: 01 Jan 1989 Journal: Journal of Hydrology, volume 119, pages 169-177 (issn: 0022-1694, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: Spain
Abstract The use of numerical values for the chemical components of waters from an aquifer as input data for factor analysis is shown to be sometimes more convenient than the use of the logarithms of these figures. Factor analysis was applied to the hydrogeochemical study of a coastal aquifer located in Javea, Alicante (Spain). A set of factors was found which explained the source of the ions in the water and even certain chemical processes which accompany the intrusion of seawater, such as the strong adsorption of K on clay minerals.
free text keywords: Water Science and Technology, Coastal aquifers, Factor analysis, Saline water intrusion, Ingeniería Química, Geochemistry, Aquifer, geography.geographical_feature_category, geography, Seawater, Water quality, Hydrology, Saltwater intrusion, Environmental science, Groundwater, Clay minerals, Chemical process, Coastal aquifer
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