Special Issue "Groundwater-Surface Water Interactions"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2019).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
(2) Geography Department, Humboldt University Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Interests: groundwater–surface water interactions, hyporheic zones, lacustrine groundwater discharge, ecohydrology, biogeochemistry, bioturbation, lake restoration, urban water interfaces
Interests: lacustrine groundwater discharge, hydrological and geochemical processes at groundwater–surface water interfaces, nutrient dynamics and transport in catchments, quantification of mass loads to lakes with a focus on groundwater-borne phosphorus loads
Interests: reactive transport processes across aquatic–terrestrial interfaces, nutrient and carbon cycling, fate and transport of emerging and legacy pollutants, distributed sensor networks, in-situ high-frequency sensor technologies, hyporheic zone processes
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Recent years have seen a paradigm shift in our understanding of the importance of the interactions between groundwater and surface water bodies: While for a long time surface waters and aquifers had been defined as discrete, separate entities, it is nowadays understood they are integral components of a surface-subsurface continuum. Although this paradigm shift triggered intense investigations of the water and mass transport processes across aquatic–terrestrial interfaces, and there is still a lack of mechanistic understanding and standardized methods with which to approach the processes involved. For example, it is well accepted that the reactive interface between surface water and the subsurface is of great importance for the quality and the quantity of exchange fluxes. However, experimental and validated model-based evidence of the magnitude of the involved processes, as well as of the underlying controls, is scarce. One of many reasons for this is that groundwater–surface water interactions integrate a large variety of scientific disciplines. Researchers from hydrology, biogeochemistry, microbiology, biology, physics, and chemistry work on the complex process interactions that require them to consider relevant aspects from other scientific fields. Additionally, interactions between surface and subsurface water take place in a range of different marine and freshwater systems, but the potential to transfer technologies and approaches, as well as the resulting knowledge and process understanding of other fields, has not been adequately exploited.
The aim of the present Special Issue is to integrate novel outcomes from interdisciplinary research on groundwater–surface water interactions, and to thus offer a platform with which to collectively present research outcomes on groundwater–surface water interactions without the restrictions of scope, scale, and scientific field. Experimental, modelling, or conceptual studies on river, lake, and marine ecosystems and their interactions with underlying aquifers are welcome. We are especially interested in topics of environmental and societal relevance such as eutrophication, retention of legacy, and emerging pollutants such as pharmaceuticals and microplastics, invasive species, urban water interfaces, and climate change impacts.
PD Dr. habil. Jörg Lewandowski
Dr. Karin Meinikmann
Prof. Dr. Stefan Krause
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- aquifer–stream interface
- hyporheic zone
- benthic zone
- lacustrine groundwater discharge
- submarine groundwater discharge
- riparian corridors