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Review of Seawater Intrusion in Western Coastal Regions of South Korea

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Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences & The Earth and Environmental Science System Research Center, Jeonbuk National University, Jeonju-si 54896, Korea
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Department of Environment and Energy, Jeonbuk National University, Jeonju-si 54896, Korea
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Department of Science Education, Ewha Womans University, Seoul 03760, Korea
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Water 2021, 13(6), 761; https://doi.org/10.3390/w13060761
Received: 30 January 2021 / Revised: 26 February 2021 / Accepted: 6 March 2021 / Published: 11 March 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Seawater Intrusion into Coastal Aquifers)
Groundwater salinization in coastal aquifers because of seawater intrusion has raised serious concerns worldwide since it deteriorates the quality of drinking water and thereby threatens sustainable economic development. In particular, this problem has been a cause of growing concern in the western coastal regions of South Korea. In this paper, we review studies of seawater intrusion in western coastal regions of South Korea conducted over the past 20 years, particularly focusing on studies reported in international journals. We summarize the study locations, methods used, and major findings from individual and regional-scale studies. General methods used to identify and interpret seawater intrusion and subsequent geochemical processes are also presented. On the basis of insights gleaned from the previous studies, future research needs are discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: seawater intrusion; saline water; groundwater; western coastal region; South Korea; mixing ratio seawater intrusion; saline water; groundwater; western coastal region; South Korea; mixing ratio
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Jeen, S.-W.; Kang, J.; Jung, H.; Lee, J. Review of Seawater Intrusion in Western Coastal Regions of South Korea. Water 2021, 13, 761. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13060761

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Jeen S-W, Kang J, Jung H, Lee J. Review of Seawater Intrusion in Western Coastal Regions of South Korea. Water. 2021; 13(6):761. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13060761

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Jeen, Sung-Wook; Kang, Jiyoung; Jung, Hyejung; Lee, Jeonghoon. 2021. "Review of Seawater Intrusion in Western Coastal Regions of South Korea" Water 13, no. 6: 761. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13060761

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