Publications

Erläuterungen zur geologischen Themenkarte Thermalwässer in Österreich 1 : 500 000

Die vorliegende Karte zu den heimischen Thermalwasservorkommen sowie beiliegende Erläuterungen wurden im Rahmen eines Projekts der Geologischen Bundesanstalt (GBA) mit dem Bundesministerium für Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Umwelt und Wasserwirtschaft (BMLFUW) erstellt.

Gosau (Salzkammergut, Oberösterreich) und Rußbach am Pass Gschütt (Tennengau, Salzburg)

Band 70

GeoMol – Geologische 3D-Modellierung des österreichischen Molassebeckens und Anwendungen in der Hydrogeologie und Geothermie im Grenzgebiet von Oberösterreich und Bayern

Markante Gesteine des Waldviertels – Die Gesteinsstelen vor dem Krahuletz-Museum in Eggenburg

Rocky Austria

Geologie von Österreich - kurz und bunt

Erläuterungen zu Blatt 122 Kitzbühel



Jahrbuch der Geologischen Bundesanstalt

Volume 156/1–4

 

The volume with 360 pages contains articles  in the fields of quaternary geology, stratigraphy, facies and palaeontology focusing on decapoda, gastropoda and foraminifera, an obituary (Wolfgang Seiberl), four historical articles, 42 mapping reports from the years 2001–2003 and 2009–2016 and book reviews.

Geochemistry

Map of geochemical distribution of nickel in stream and river sediments.
Distribution of nickel in stream and river sediments.
© Geological Survey and partner institutions

Geochemical data are an indicator of the quality of the human environment. They describe the distribution of nutrients, trace elements and pollutants in rocks, soil, surface water and groundwater. River sediments are derived from the rocks within a catchment area and mirror their chemical composition.

Map of hydrochemical geogenic background values of near-surface groundwater bodies of sulfat.
Sulfate: Hydrochemical geogenic background values of near-surface groundwater bodies.
© BMLFUW

The hydrochemical composition of groundwater results from the geochemical makeup of the aquifer and from anthropogenic input. To evaluate groundwater quality and to detect possible anthropogenic contamination requires the separation of these two sources of input.

Rock of different colors, especially striking a dark red
Realgar, also known as ruby sulphur.
© Geological Survey of Austria

The hydrochemical content of groundwater reflects geological background levels. Arsenic occurs mainly in crystalline rocks and can find its way into the groundwater in such areas.