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Submarine Groundwater

1st Edition

By Igor S. Zektser, Lorne G. Everett, Roald G. Dzhamalov

CRC Press

466 pages | 83 B/W Illus.

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Sustainable management of water resources is quickly increasing in importance on a global scale. An important piece of the puzzle is the characterization of marine water and determining its importance to geochemical budgets. To do this, submarine groundwater discharges must be carefully studied. Comprehensively exploring the subject, Submarine Groundwater presents quantitative data relating groundwater contribution to the water/salt balance of regional and global bodies of water.

The authors examine different data-supported methods for studying submarine groundwater flow and discharge through case studies contributed by leading international scientists. They discuss the maintenance of optimal water, salt, temperature and hydrobiological regimes of inland seas and large lakes. The book covers subsurface water exchange between the land and sea as well as groundwater discharge to the seas. It also provides a review of experimental methods and numerical modeling that can be used for the evaluation of specific discharge data and the effect of groundwater on the salt balance of seas and oceans.

Defining the field of marine hydrogeology as a science that studies submarine groundwater, its properties, circulation, and distribution, Submarine Groundwater delineates the role of quantitative assessment of subsurface water exchange between land and sea in predicting its changes under the influence of natural factors and human activity. It provides a framework for assessing different methods and making the best choice for various situations.

Table of Contents

Groundwater – Sea water interaction in the Coastal Zone

Present Concept of Subsurface Water Exchange of Land and Sea

Groundwater Discharge to Seas

Sea Water Intrusion into Fresh Water Aquifers

Submarine Springs

Biogeochemical Significance of Submarine Groundwater

Methods of study and quantitative assessment of groundwater discharge into seas and lakes – advantages and liomitations

Methods of Land Studying in the Coastal Zone

Methods of Marine Hydrogeological Investigations

Groundwater contribution to global water and salt balance

Groundwater and Hydrogeological Structures of Sea and Ocean Bottom

Quantitative Assessment of Submarine Groundwater Discharge to the World Ocean from Continents

The Role of Groundwater Flow in the Formation of a Salt Balance and the Chemical Composition of Seas and Oceans

Influence of Submarine Sedimentation Water on the Water and Salt Balance of Oceans

Natural Regional and Global Regularities of Submarine Groundwater Formation and Distribution

Prediction of Future Groundwater Flux on the Global Hydrological Cycle under Climate Change Impact


Groundwater Discharge to the Baltic Sea

Groundwater Discharge to the Caspian Sea

Groundwater Discharge to the Aral Sea

Groundwater Discharge to the Black Sea

Groundwater Discharge to the Mediterranean Sea

Groundwater Discharge to Biscayne Bay, Florida

Groundwater Contribution to Water and Salt Balance of Large Lakes

Groundwater Discharge to Baikal Lake

Groundwater Discharge to the Balkhash Lake

Groundwater Discharge to Issyk-Kul Lake

Groundwater Discharge to some lakes of Karelia

Estimation of Groundwater Discharge into the Lake Ladoga

Specific Features of Water Exchange between Lakes and Groundwater in the Permafrost of Pechora-Ural Region

Remediation in the Coastal Zone

Use of Salt Water/Fresh Water Models in Remediation

Effects of Tidal Pumping

Monitoring in Tidal Zone

Natural Attenuation in Coastal Zone

Social and Legal Aspects of Coastal Zones Use


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply