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Water hardness in selected karst features of Žumberačka gora Mt

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Author(s): Nenad Buzjak | Marina Trpčić

Journal: Geoadria
ISSN 1331-2294

Volume: 10;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 157;
Date: 2005;
Original page

Keywords: Žumberačka gora | water hardness | cave | karst spring | ponor

ABSTRACT
In the paper are published the results of deteremination of total, Calcium and Magnesium water hardness from four caves, one karst spring and one sinking creek in the area of Žumberačka Gora Mt. in NW Croatia. Water hardness is a measure of carbonate rocks dissolution and corrosion. Besides, it can give a hint of undergorund water courses since the stream that flows from dolomite has higher Magnesium content and one that flows from limestone has higher Calcium ions content. Geological, geomorphological and hydrological characteristics of all features from which water samples were taken are also described.

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