Special Issue "Water Resources Investigation: Geologic Controls on Groundwater Flow"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2018).
Interests: surface and subsurface geologic mapping; structural geologic studies; water resource; geologic controls on fluid flow
Interests: hydrology; groundwater resources; groundwater geochemistry; aquifers; geologic controls on fluid flow
The geologic system often exerts considerable control on the surface and subsurface hydrologic system. Stratigraphy, juxtaposition across faults, physical properties of the faults themselves, 3D lithologic heterogeneity of aquifer systems, and variably connected fault-fracture networks can all affect the occurrence, movement, and quality of surface and groundwater. Water resource investigations may evaluate the degree of geologic control on hydrologic phenomenon through conceptualization of the hydrogeologic system, numerical modeling studies that include 3D geologic frameworks, or evaluation of aquifer tests that seek to define geologically controlled contrasts in hydraulic properties or fault zone properties. Water resource investigations develop and integrate geologic and hydrologic data at the watershed, basin, or regional scale, requiring expertise and judgement when determining what spatial scale of geologic feature or level of geologic detail to include. This Special Issue on “Water Resources Investigation: Geologic Controls on Groundwater Flow” invites papers that report on water resource studies in which the geologic setting plays a crucial role. These include, but are not limited to, regional groundwater assessments, basin-scale groundwater studies, numerical modeling studies that include 3D geologic frameworks, and use of geophysics to better characterize regional aquifer frameworks.
Dr. Donald Sweetkind
Mr. Philip Gardner
Manuscript Submission Information
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- 3D framework
- water resources