Heat: An Overlooked Tool in the Practicing Hydrogeologist's Toolbox

Barret L. Kurylyk, Dylan J. Irvine

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This opinion article addresses the reluctant acceptance and application of heat as a standard groundwater tracer in hydrogeologic practice. The slow uptake of the use of heat as a groundwater tracer is explained and challenged through a combination of a historic review, description of thermal and hydrogeological analogs, summary of recent findings, and personal perspectives.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)517-524
Number of pages8
Issue number4
Early online date2019
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2019


  • Groundwater
  • Temperature
  • Measurement


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