Articles | Volume 21, issue 3
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 1439–1454, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-1439-2017
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 1439–1454, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-1439-2017

Research article 09 Mar 2017

Research article | 09 Mar 2017

Flow dynamics in hyper-saline aquifers: hydro-geophysical monitoring and modeling

Klaus Haaken et al.

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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by Editor) (12 Dec 2016) by Jesús Carrera
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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (06 Feb 2017) by Jesús Carrera
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The paper presents a general methodology that will help understand how freshwater and saltwater may interact in natural porous media, with a particular view at practical applications such as the storage of freshwater underground in critical areas, e.g., semi-arid zones around the Mediterranean sea. The methodology is applied to a case study in Sardinia and shows how a mix of advanced monitoring and mathematical modeling tremendously advance our understanding of these systems.