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Ground waters and geochemistry

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Code Science Field Subfield
1.06.00  Natural sciences and mathematics  Geology   

Code Science Field
P470  Natural sciences and mathematics  Hydrogeology, geographical and geological engineering 
P420  Natural sciences and mathematics  Petrology, mineralogy, geochemistry 
P305  Natural sciences and mathematics  Environmental chemistry 
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Researchers (20)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  05064  MSc Milan Bidovec  Geology  Researcher  2001 - 2003  136 
2.  03611  Miran Bizjak  Geology  Researcher  2001 - 2003  58 
3.  17253  Zmago Bole    Researcher  2001 - 2003  207 
4.  14134  PhD Mihael Brenčič  Geology  Researcher  2001 - 2003  1,700 
5.  05067  MSc Tomaž Budkovič  Geology  Researcher  2001 - 2003  184 
6.  17243  Jože Herič    Researcher  2001 - 2003  51 
7.  17244  Marko Hoetzl    Researcher  2001 - 2003 
8.  19280  PhD Mitja Janža  Geology  Researcher  2001 - 2003  446 
9.  17235  Zoran Klaič    Researcher  2001 - 2003 
10.  22352  PhD Jure Krivic  Geology  Researcher  2002 - 2003  244 
11.  17541  MSc Andrej Lapanje  Geology  Researcher  2002 - 2003  743 
12.  01259  PhD Nina Mali  Geology  Researcher  2001 - 2003  438 
13.  17247  Miroslav Medić    Researcher  2001 - 2003  81 
14.  20265  Nada - Stana Pontelli    Researcher  2001 - 2003 
15.  11018  MSc Joerg Prestor  Geology  Researcher  2001 - 2003  1,233 
16.  11339  PhD Robert Šajn  Geology  Head  2001 - 2003  505 
17.  16100  Jasna Šinigoj  Geology  Researcher  2001 - 2003  277 
18.  13034  PhD Branka Trček  Control and care of the environment  Researcher  2001 - 2002  228 
19.  14106  Irena Trebušak  Geology  Researcher  2001 - 2003 
20.  04862  PhD Janko Urbanc  Geology  Researcher  2001 - 2003  462 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0215  Geological Survey of Slovenia  Ljubljana  5051410000  11,203 
The research program Ground waters and Geochemistry comprises various geologic disciplines (geochemistry, hydrogeology, mineralogy and petrology, sedimentology, regional and engineering geology) with the aim of better understanding geologic phenomena and their influence on Man in the environment. Special attention will be devoted to care for ground waters (drinking, thermal and mineral) quality and their available resources. Especially important is the synergetic effect of experts from various geologic disciplines cooperating in this common program. The basic purpose of the program is to study and distinguish anthropogenic and natural influences on environment depending upon the geologic composition. Chemical and mineralogic composition, physical properties and structure of rocks and their weathering products influence various landscape properties: resistence to natural hazards, water supply, fertility of soils, vulnerability, seismic hazards, morphology, slopes stability and denudation resistance, and also toxicity, neutralization ability, and other properties. The program is centered to (1) establishing the present state of chemical and physical properties of the geologic environment, (2) vulnerability and threats to environment owing to pollution from natural sources, and present and historical Man's activities, and (3) transfer of existing research methodologies and their further development in Slovenia by considering its peculiarities and geologic diversity. As to ground waters, special attention shall be paid to (a) mechanisms of groundwater flow in aquifers depending upon natural factors as aquifer hydrology and hydro geology, climate and vegetation, etc., (b) professional bases of groundwater use – in many instances groundwater exploitation is not balanced with hydro geologic potentials, (c) urban environment influence on quality and reserves of ground waters, (d) influences of waste (communal, special and radioactive) repositories, (e) hydro geologic basis of groundwater protection measures, and (f) methodology of groundwater investigations. Research will be initially directed to environmentally more affected parts of Slovenia: active and abandoned mines, their processing plants and surroundings, urban and industrial areas, geomechanically unstable and flooding areas, waste dumps and surroundings (mine, communal, industrial), and elaboration of regional geochemical maps and maps of various affected environments. Meaning of research program for science in broader (world) sense: Program is concerned with studies of natural and anthropogenic processes on the Earth's surface. It will contribute to basic understanding of geologic environment and solve methodologic problems of applied research in environment protection and water supply. In spite of its small size, Slovenia is, owing to the extraordinary diversity of its geology, industrial development and dense population, unique for obtaining the mentioned scientific information that might be important also for many foreign countries. Especially intense is international cooperation in (1) geochemical mapping of Earth's surface (IUGS project »Global geochemical baselines«) by contributing to new principles of methodology for modern geochemical mapping on regional and detailed scales with the aim of establishing the present geochemical state, as well as to assess the pristine, precivilization state, and (2) research of tracing hydrology, dynamics of groundwater and geothermal aquifers. The members of the program team take part in the international project 8.SWT, and in team for modeling hydro geology of the Ljubljana area headed by the Danish hydraulic institute. Together with Austrian researchers the team studies hydro geology of Slovenian-Austrian border area. Meaning of research program for Slovenia: The program is a continuation of systematic theoretical studies of chemical and physical composition of Slovenia that are at the same time im...
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