STRATI 2013 pp 879-883 | Cite as

The Stratigraphic Significance of Water Geochemistry

  • Irén VarsányiEmail author
  • Lajos Ó. Kovács
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Geology book series (SPRINGERGEOL)


The separation of water bodies and the correlation of water quality with stratigraphy in the central part of the Pannonian Basin are discussed. High Cl, and a Cl/Br ratio similar to that of seawater, characterize the Pannonian sediments. More positive δ18O and δ2H values together with high K+ and Li+ concentrations delineate the location of the Pontian, whereas more negative δ values with low K+ and Li+ indicate the Pliocene. Increasing Na+ and decreasing Ca2+ and Mg2+ along the flow path are characteristic of the aquifers in the Pleistocene layers.


Hydrogeochemistry Meteoric water Sea water Infiltration Water-stable isotopes 



This work was supported by Project K105905 of the Hungarian National Research Fund.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mineralogy, Geochemistry and PetrologyUniversity of SzegedSzegedHungary
  2. 2.Hungarian Office for Mining and GeologyBudapestHungary

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