Articles | Volume 19, issue 4
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 1961–1976, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-19-1961-2015

Special issue: Groundwater resources and their ecosystem services: new methods...

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 1961–1976, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-19-1961-2015

Research article 23 Apr 2015

Research article | 23 Apr 2015

Estimation of temporal and spatial variations in groundwater recharge in unconfined sand aquifers using Scots pine inventories

P. Ala-aho et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (22 Dec 2014) by Christine Stumpp
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (13 Mar 2015) by Christine Stumpp
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ED: Publish as is (23 Mar 2015) by Christine Stumpp
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We present a novel simulation method for estimating spatially distributed and transient groundwater recharge in unconfined sandy aquifers. The approach uses field data for the most important parameters affecting groundwater recharge and accounts for parameter uncertainty. The results show that tree canopy cover is the most important factor in controlling groundwater recharge at our study area. Tree canopy is thinned by forestry, which may lead to a significant increase of groundwater recharge.