Hydrogeology Journal

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List of Papers (Total 140)

The distribution of groundwater habitats in Europe

Globalization and planetary environmental changes have stimulated the inventory of groundwater resources and biodiversity at continental and global scales but there has been no concurrent attempt to map the distribution of groundwater habitats even at continental scale. A vector version of the areal information contained in the international hydrogeological map of Europe (IHME) was ...

Reply to Comment on “Spatio-temporal variation of groundwater recharge in response to variability in precipitation, land use and soil in Yanqing Basin, Beijing, China”: report published in Hydrogeology Journal (2012) 20:1331–1340, by Huili Gong, Yun Pan and Yongxin Xu

The responding authors appreciate the interest expressed in the Comment regarding the research work described in the subject report (Gong et al. 2012). The Comment mainly focuses on the application of monthly water budget for groundwater recharge estimation in a semiarid environment. The issue of monthly water budget was discussed by Scanlon et al. (2002), cautioning that the ...

Editor’s Message: Hydrogeology education, textbooks and ‘Foundations’ articles

This editorial is primarily intended as an announcement for a new type of article in Hydrogeology Journal termed ‘Foundations’, which is introduced in this contribution. This editorial is also about the textbooks that we use in hydrogeology. Academics mostly write about their research, and although there are articles about groundwater and hydrology education in the pedagogic ...

Aquifer-yield continuum as a guide and typology for science-based groundwater management

Groundwater availability is at the core of hydrogeology as a discipline and, simultaneously, the concept is the source of ambiguity for management and policy. Aquifer yield has undergone multiple definitions resulting in a range of scientific methods to calculate and model availability reflecting the complexity of combined scientific, management, policy, and stakeholder processes. ...

The relationship between seismic and aseismic motions induced by forced fluid injections

The injection of fluid into a rock mass results in variations of effective stresses that sometimes generate induced seismicity. These effective stress field variations depend on the diffusion process, which depends, in turn, on the magnitude of the pore pressure variation relative to the total stress. Four diffusion mechanisms are distinguished: diffusion through a poroelastic rock ...

Why conceptual groundwater flow models matter: a trans-boundary example from the arid Great Basin, western USA

Spring and Snake valleys, western USA, are scheduled for development and groundwater export to Las Vegas, Nevada (USA). New work, compared to published studies, illustrates the critical role of conceptual models to underpin water withdrawals in arid regions. Interbasin flow studies suggest that 30–55 % of recharge to Snake Valley arrives from adjacent Spring Valley. This study, ...

Application of “panel-data” modeling to predict groundwater levels in the Neishaboor Plain, Iran

The aim of this research was to predict groundwater levels in the Neishaboor plain, Iran, using a “panel-data” model. Panel-data analysis endows regression analysis with both spatial and temporal dimensions. The spatial dimension pertains to a set of cross-sectional units of observation. The temporal dimension pertains to periodic observations of a set of variables characterizing ...

Editor’s message: Groundwater modeling fantasies—part 2, down to earth

Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art. (Frédéric Chopin, a musician and composer, quoted in If Not God, Then What? by Fost 2007)Despite the dubious developments discussed in part 1 of this Editor’s Message (Voss 2011), groundwater modeling really does represent ...