Articles | Volume 20, issue 5
Research article
17 May 2016
Research article |  | 17 May 2016

Identification of anthropogenic and natural inputs of sulfate into a karstic coastal groundwater system in northeast China: evidence from major ions, δ13CDIC and δ34SSO4

Dongmei Han, Xianfang Song, and Matthew J. Currell


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (24 Feb 2016) by Christine Stumpp
AR by Dongmei Han on behalf of the Authors (23 Mar 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (01 Apr 2016) by Christine Stumpp
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (17 Apr 2016)
RR by Ian Cartwright (18 Apr 2016)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (25 Apr 2016) by Christine Stumpp
AR by Dongmei Han on behalf of the Authors (29 Apr 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
We report new data for carbon and sulfur isotopes of the groundwater flow system in a coastal carbonate aquifer of northeast China. It shows how these can be used to determine the major processes controlling sulfate cycling and transport. Hopefully the study will be of broad international interest, and is expected to improve the understanding of techniques to determine impacts on groundwater quality and flow, leading to improved groundwater protection and monitoring strategies.