Submarine groundwater discharge and associated chemical input to a coastal sea

Li, L., Barry, D.A., Stagnitti, F. and Parlange, J.Y. (1999) Submarine groundwater discharge and associated chemical input to a coastal sea. Water Resources Research, 35 11: 3253-3259. doi:10.1029/1999WR900189

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Author Li, L.
Barry, D.A.
Stagnitti, F.
Parlange, J.Y.
Title Submarine groundwater discharge and associated chemical input to a coastal sea
Journal name Water Resources Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0043-1397
Publication date 1999-01-01
Year available 1999
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1029/1999WR900189
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 35
Issue 11
Start page 3253
End page 3259
Total pages 7
Place of publication United States
Publisher American Geophysical Union
Language eng
Abstract This paper presents a theoretical model of flow and chemical transport processes in subterranean estuaries (unconfined brackish groundwater aquifers at the ocean-land interface). The model shows that groundwater circulation and oscillating flow, caused by wave setup and tide, may constitute up to 96% of submarine groundwater discharge (SGWD) compared with 4% due to the net groundwater discharge. While these local flow processes do not change the total amount of land-derived chemical input to the ocean over a long period (e.g., yearly), they induce fluctuations of the chemical transfer rate as the aquifer undergoes saltwater intrusion. This may result in a substantial increase in chemical fluxes to the ocean over a short period (e.g., monthly and by a factor of 20 above the averaged level), imposing a possible threat to the marine environment. These results are essentially consistent with the experimental findings of Moore [1996] and have important implications for coastal resources management.
Keyword Environmental Sciences
Water Resources
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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