Articles | Volume 21, issue 10
Research article
06 Oct 2017
Research article |  | 06 Oct 2017

Identifying, characterizing and predicting spatial patterns of lacustrine groundwater discharge

Christina Tecklenburg and Theresa Blume

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Cited articles

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We characterized groundwater–lake exchange patterns and identified their controls based on extensive field measurements. Our measurement design bridges the gap between the detailed local characterisation and low resolution regional investigations. Results indicated strong spatial variability in groundwater inflow rates: large scale inflow patterns correlated with topography and the groundwater flow field and small scale patterns correlated with grainsize distributions of the lake sediment.