Submarine groundwater discharge

Stieglitz, Thomas (2011) Submarine groundwater discharge. In: Hopley, David, (ed.) Encyclopedia of Modern Coral Reefs: structure, form and process. Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences . Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands, p. 1052.

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[Extract] Submarine groundwater discharge (SGD) is the direct discharge of groundwater across the sediment–water interface into estuaries, bays, and the ocean. SGD occurs "wherever an aquifer is hydraulically connected with the sea through permeable sediments" (Johannes, 1980). In addition to fresh, terrestrially derived groundwater discharge, SGD also includes the recirculation of seawater through seafloor sediments (Burnett et al., 2006).

Item ID: 15644
Item Type: Book Chapter (Reference)
ISBN: 978-90-481-2638-5
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2012 02:00
FoR Codes: 04 EARTH SCIENCES > 0405 Oceanography > 040503 Physical Oceanography @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9611 Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water > 961102 Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Coastal and Estuarine Environments @ 100%
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