Special Issue "Advances in the Study and Understanding of Groundwater Discharge to Surface Water"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021.
Interests: hydrogeology; groundwater modelling; natural tracers; isotopes; heat transport; coastal aquifers; saltwater intrusion; groundwater–surface-water interaction
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Groundwater discharge is often vitally important for maintaining or restoring valuable ecosystems in surface water or at the groundwater–surface-water ecotone. Detecting and quantifying groundwater discharge is challenging, because the rates of flow can be very small, exchange is commonly highly heterogeneous both in space and time, and surface-water hydrodynamics can both influence the exchange and hinder measurements. Fortunately, a wide range of methods have been developed during the last decades, advancing our understanding of how to identify groundwater discharge to surface water, including a better use of seepage meters, application of tracers such as heat or isotopes, and improved groundwater-modelling capabilities. This progress has led to a coalescence in understanding the complex mix of hydrological, biological, and chemical processes that occur at the groundwater–surface-water interface, along with the relevant effects on society. Still, many uncertainties and assumptions have led to incomplete knowledge of these processes, including a lack of studies in many regions of the world, insufficient sharing of practical methodologies between scientific disciplines, or the challenge to measure exchange at multiple scales of time and space. Alternative combinations of methods or new approaches will be needed in order to address these questions in the coming years.
This Special Issue welcomes submissions proposing new or modified methods for the study and quantification of groundwater discharge to rivers, lakes, bays, or seas, including case studies in areas where these types of studies have not previously been conducted. Studies that incorporate new technologies, or submissions that address the full suite of the hydrological, chemical, and biological processes and influences of groundwater over surface water bodies, are particularly sought.
Dr. Carlos Duque
Dr. Donald O. Rosenberry
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- groundwater discharge
- seepage meter
- groundwater numerical modelling
- tracers in hydrology
- submarine groundwater discharge
- surface water bodies