Articles | Volume 19, issue 5
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 2469–2489, 2015
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 2469–2489, 2015
Research article
26 May 2015
Research article | 26 May 2015

Shallow groundwater thermal sensitivity to climate change and land cover disturbances: derivation of analytical expressions and implications for stream temperature modeling

B. L. Kurylyk et al.

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Changes in climate and land cover are known to warm streams by altering surface heat fluxes. However, the influence of these disturbances on shallow groundwater temperature are not as well understood. In small streams, groundwater discharge may also exert a control on stream temperature, and thus groundwater warming may eventually produce additional stream warming not considered in most existing models. This study investigates these processes and suggests stream temperature model improvements.