Artesian Basin

artesian basin

[är′tē·zhən ′bās·ən]
(hydrology)
A geologic structural feature or combination of such features in which water is confined under artesian pressure.

Artesian Basin

 

a basin of subterranean waters within the limits of one or several geological structures that enclose layers containing water under pressure. The largest artesian basins in the USSR are the West Siberian, Moscow, Baltic, Dnieper-Donets, and Caspian; abroad, the Australian artesian basin is among the largest.

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Some good news: On the eastern, more populated, side of the Australia, the Great Artesian Basin remains fairly healthy.
9 million Great Artesian Basin Sustainability Initiative funding, which Labor had left without funding.
This was against the explicit advice of Mr Hunt's expert scientific committee because of its likely impacts on the Great Artesian Basin and surrounding river systems.
The Discovery of Lake Eyre and the Great Artesian Basin
The Great Artesian Basin (GAB) aquifers were sealed off with casing and cement in accordance with the well design to protect their integrity and prevent any connection between the aquifers and other activities in the well.
AgForce policy director Drew Wagner says the water was coming from the Walloon coal measures underground aquifer, part of the Great Artesian Basin.
A sampling of topics: changing climate and saltwater intrusion in the Egypt's Nile Delta, climate variability impacts on the water resources in Morocco's Draa basin, global warming and urbanization influences on surface/subsurface temperature and cherry blooming in Japan, and verification of 4He and 3<s>6Cl dating of very old groundwater in Australia's Great Artesian Basin.
Since the heyday of the Great Artesian Basin [a vast aquifer running from the Great Dividing Range to Lake Eyre] when you could drill a bore and hey presto, there was water, Australians have held something of a "magic pudding" attitude to underground resources,' says Matt Kendall, General Manager of the National Water Commission's water science group.
According to Green, "The Great Artesian Basin is a vast body of underground water that lives deep under the surface from central to North Eastern Australia.
After seven enjoyable years he decided to study recent marine sedimentation in the epicontinental Baltic Sea, a modern analogue for the marine Cretaceous sequences of the Australian Great Artesian Basin, and went off to Kiel University in Germany to earn a Ph.
His laboratory studies extreme environments such as anaerobic environments (eg insect gastrointestinal tracts), thermal environments (volcanic hot springs, Great Artesian Basin of Australia, oil fields) and saline environments (oil fields, salt lakes).
The National Farmers Federation (NFF) today congratulated the Federal Government for its continued commitment to the Great Artesian Basin Sustainability Initiative (GABSI), a long-running program that improves the condition of artesian waters.