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Groundwater Storage Changes Derived from GRACE and GLDAS on Smaller River Basins—A Case Study in Poland

Faculty of Geoengineering, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, 10-719 Olsztyn, Poland
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Geosciences 2020, 10(4), 124; https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences10040124
Received: 11 March 2020 / Revised: 26 March 2020 / Accepted: 27 March 2020 / Published: 31 March 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Geophysics)
In the era of global climate change, the monitoring of water resources, including groundwater, is of fundamental importance for nature, agriculture, economy and society. The purpose of this paper is to check compliance of changes in groundwater level obtained from direct measurements in wells with groundwater storage (GWS) anomalies calculated using gravity recovery and climate experiment (GRACE) observations in Poland. Data from the global land data assimilation (GLDAS), in the form of soil moisture (SM) and snow water equivalence (SWE), were used to convert GRACE observations into a series of GWS changes. It was found that very high consistency occurs between GRACE observations and changes in water level in wells, while the GWS series obtained from GRACE and GLDAS do not provide adequate compatibility. Further research presented in the paper was devoted to attempts to explain this phenomenon. In addition, time series of GRACE, GLDAS and groundwater head series were analyzed. View Full-Text
Keywords: GRACE; GLDAS; water storage; groundwater; small basin GRACE; GLDAS; water storage; groundwater; small basin
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Rzepecka, Z.; Birylo, M. Groundwater Storage Changes Derived from GRACE and GLDAS on Smaller River Basins—A Case Study in Poland. Geosciences 2020, 10, 124.

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