Quantifying long-term groundwater recharge in transient environments using environmental tracers

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis


Environmental tracers are a useful tool to draw conclusions on long-term groundwater recharge and flow. The challenge lies in finding a method which allows for quantifying realistic recharge under transient conditions, which best reflect the changing climate as well as anthropogenic impacts. This thesis establishes a framework for interpreting radioisotopes in long-term groundwater recharge applications and refines non-parametric methods (specifically, deconvolution) for defining groundwater age distributions using environmental tracers in climates with episodic rainfall events. Both methods expand the scope of using environmental tracers for meaningful interpretation of transient groundwater recharge, especially in arid and semi-arid environments.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • McCallum, Jim, Supervisor
  • Prommer, Henning, Supervisor
  • Dogramaci, Shawan, Supervisor
  • Cook, Peter, Supervisor
Award date6 Jun 2024
Publication statusUnpublished - 2024

Embargo information

  • Embargoed from 06/06/2024 to 30/06/2025. Will become publicly avaliable on 30/06/2025


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