Special Issue "Submarine Groundwater Discharge and Its Effects"
A special issue of Hydrology (ISSN 2306-5338).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2019).
Interests: biogeochemistry; marine pollution; groundwater; chemical oceanography; isotopes
Interests: submarine groundwater discharge (SGD); anthropogenic influences on water quality; pollutant transport; freshwater and coastal marine systems
Submarine groundwater discharge (SGD) is an important source of biologically-active solutes to the coastal ocean that has been widely studied since its discovery in the late 20th century. SGD can be comprised of point source (submarine spring) or non-point source (diffuse) seepage. The literature pertaining to SGD has been dominated by studies that quantify the flux of SGD and associated solutes. Less commonly, studies focus on qualitatively and quantitatively describing processes in the coastal aquifer, also called the subterranean estuary, which affect SGD-associated solute fluxes to the coastal ocean, introducing new techniques, upscaling SGD fluxes to the basin and global scales, and evaluating the impact of SGD on coastal ecology.
This Special Issue invites articles describing novel research, technical notes pertaining to methods, and reviews on all topics pertaining to SGD. However, we especially invite studies that explore new methods relevant to SGD, that evaluate the relative contributions of fresh groundwater and recirculated seawater, or that document the impact of SGD on the coastal ocean.
Dr. Alanna L. Lecher
Dr. Karen Knee
Dr. Kimberly Null
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- subterranean estuary
- SGD methods
- marine impacts
- coastal zone impacts
- submarine springs
- diffuse seepage