The Reston Groundwater Dating Laboratory

SF5CF3 Research

Selected Publications

Busenberg E. and Plummer L.N. (1991) Chlorofluorocarbons (CCl3F and CCl2F2): Use as an age dating tool and hydrologic tracer in shallow ground-water systems. In Proceedings, U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program, Technical Meeting. Monterey, California, March 11-15, 1991, eds. G. L. Mallard and D. A. Aronson, U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 91-4034, pp. 542-547.

Busenberg E. and Plummer L.N. (1993) Use of trichlorofluorocarbon-113 (CFC-113) as a hydrologic tracer and age-dating tool for young groundwater. Geological Society of America, 1993 Annual Meeting, Abstracts with Programs, 25(6), A-365.

Plummer, L.N., Michel, R.L., Thurman, E.M., and Glynn, P.D., 1993a, Environmental Tracers for age-dating young ground water, in Alley, W.M., ed., Regional Ground-water Quality, Chap. 11, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 255-294.

Busenberg, E., and Plummer, L.N., 1997, Use of sulfur hexafluoride as a dating tool and as a tracer of igneous and volcanic fluids in ground water. Geological Society of America, Salt Lake City, 1997, Abstracts and Programs, v. 29(6), p. A-78.

Plummer, L.N. and Busenberg E., 1999, Chlorofluorocarbons. In P. Cook and A. Herczeg (Eds.) "Environmental Tracers in Subsurface Hydrology", Chapter 15. Kluwer Academic Press, 441-478.

Busenberg E., and Plummer, L.N., 2000, Dating young ground water with sulfur hexafluoride: Natural and anthropogenic sources of sulfur hexafluoride. Water Resources Research, v. 36(10), 3011-3030. View this publication (PDF, 38.2 MB)

Plummer, L.N., Busenberg, E., Böhlke, J.K., Nelms, D.L., Michel, R.L., and Schlosser, P., 2001, Groundwater residence times in Shenandoah National Park, Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia, USA: A multi-tracer approach. Chemical Geology, v. 179/1-4, p. 93-111.

Plummer, L.N., Böhkle, J.K., and Busenberg, Eurybiades, 2003, Approaches for ground-water dating, in Lindsey, B.D., Phillips, S.W., Donnelly, C.A., Speiran, G.K., Plummer, L.N., Bohlke, J.K., Focazio, M.J., Burton, W.C., and Busenberg, Eurybiades, Residence times and nitrate transport in ground water discharging to streams in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 03-4035, p. 12-24.

Plummer, L.N., 2005, Dating of young groundwater, In Isotopes in the Water Cycle: Past, Present and Future of a Developing Science, Pradeep K. Aggarwal, Joel R. Gat, and Klaus F.O. Froehlich (eds), Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, p. 193-220.

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), 2006, Use of Chlorofluorocarbons in Hydrology: A Guidebook, STI/PUB/1238, 277 p., 111 figures, ISBN 92-0-100805-8