Geofluids

Flow, Transport, and Reactions in Coastal Aquifers


Publishing date
01 Nov 2019
Status
Published
Submission deadline
05 Jul 2019

Lead Editor

1Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China

2Syracuse University, Syracuse, USA

3University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

4Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Lower Saxony, Germany

5Xiamen University, Xiang An District, Xiamen, China


Flow, Transport, and Reactions in Coastal Aquifers

Description

Coastal aquifers are a critically important water resource, which supports coastal populations and economies globally. Approximately half of the world’s population, including eight out of ten of the world’s largest cities, are located in coastal areas. Thus, good understanding and management of coastal aquifers constitute a critical component of global water security. Anthropogenic stressors including over-abstraction of groundwater, as well as climate and weather events (e.g. tsunami, king tide, sea-level rise, and drought), can cause saltwater intrusion (SWI) with profound impacts on water quality, quantity, and demand, which globally threatens coastal water security. Hundreds of millions of people could be directly affected by seawater intrusion. Thus, understanding coastal groundwater vulnerability is critical for economic, social, and environmental sustainability of coastal areas.

Geofluids in coastal aquifers are important reservoirs and pathways, which are directly controlled by the interactions between humans and the marine environment. Fluxes of geofluids from the land to the ocean, known as submarine groundwater discharge (SGD), deliver large loads of chemical compounds and dissolved ions to coastal estuaries and oceans. Circulation of marine water through these coastal aquifers alters the chemistry of both terrestrially-derived fluids and marine waters. Important impacts of SGD have been found on regional marine ecosystems and global oceanic chemical budgets. However, the magnitude and composition of SGD have been poorly described and quantified in many coastal systems because of the diffuse and heterogeneous nature of flow in coastal settings.

This special issue welcomes original research and review articles dedicated to covering a broad range of research activities, findings, and recent scientific advances in SWI and SGD, as well as field and laboratory methods and techniques that can be used to monitor and better understand the processes occurring in coastal aquifers.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Controls on temporal and spatial distribution of SGD
  • Impact of geological heterogeneity on SGD and SWI
  • How chemical reactions in coastal aquifers affect waters of terrestrial and marine origin
  • Projections of future water demand and groundwater supply in coastal areas including artificial and atoll islands
  • Assessment of groundwater vulnerability from anthropogenic and climate stresses
  • Engineering practices for aquifer salinization prevention
  • Innovative uses for saline groundwater

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 3539052
  • - Editorial

Flow, Transport, and Reactions in Coastal Aquifers

Xuan Yu | Christopher J. Russoniello | ... | Guizhi Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 8124716
  • - Research Article

Biodegradation Kinetics of Benzene and Naphthalene in the Vadose and Saturated Zones of a (Semi)-arid Saline Coastal Soil Environment

Stephane K. Ngueleu | Riyadh I. Al-Raoush | ... | Philippe Van Cappellen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 8609682
  • - Research Article

Impact of Low- or High-Permeability Inclusion on Free Convection in a Porous Medium

Min Yan | Chunhui Lu | ... | Jian Luo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 1494326
  • - Research Article

Behaviour of Tritium and Tritiogenic Helium in Freshwater Lens Groundwater Systems: Insights from Langeoog Island, Germany

Vincent E. A. Post | Georg J. Houben | ... | Jürgen Sültenfuß
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 9484657
  • - Research Article

Modeling the Evolution of a Freshwater Lens under Highly Dynamic Conditions on a Currently Developing Barrier Island

Tobias Holt | Janek Greskowiak | ... | Gudrun Massmann
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 6193134
  • - Research Article

The Dynamics of Sea Tide-Induced Fluctuations of Groundwater Level and Freshwater-Saltwater Interface in Coastal Aquifers: Laboratory Experiments and Numerical Modeling

Elad Levanon | Haim Gvirtzman | ... | Eyal Shalev
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 2316271
  • - Research Article

Experiment and Numerical Simulation of Seawater Intrusion under the Influences of Tidal Fluctuation and Groundwater Exploitation in Coastal Multilayered Aquifers

Qiaona Guo | Jiangwei Huang | ... | Jinguo Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 7191370
  • - Research Article

Physical and Numerical Modelling of Post-Pumping Seawater Intrusion

Leonard Stoeckl | Marc Walther | Leanne K. Morgan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 8017164
  • - Research Article

Analytical Solution of Tidal Loading Effect in a Submarine Leaky Confined Aquifer System

Zongzhong Song | Hailong Li | ... | Shaohong Li
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