[AHW32-P15] Observation for the temporal variation of lacustrine groundwater discharge (LGD) in Lake Biwa
Keywords:Lacustrine groundwater discharge, Temporal variation, Lake Biwa
We conducted the mooring observation for about 9 hours from morning to evening in July 2016. Water temperature, electric conductivity and radon (222Rn) concentration in lake water were measured at the littoral areas near Hikone city. 222Rn is a radioactive element of uranium (238U) series with 3.8 day of half-life. 222Rn is a useful tracer of groundwater discharge because it generally enriched in groundwater than surface water. We also measured flow velocity using ADCP (Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler). 222Rn concentration in lake water was totally high compared with the offshore water. It suggests the nearshore water is influenced by LGD. Water level changed about 5 cm and observed maximum velocity was ± 0.2~0.3 m3/s during the period. It indicates exchange process between nearshore water and offshore water occurred in the study area. 222Rn concentration tended to decrease with the increase of water exchange.