Articles | Volume 22, issue 2
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-1629-2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-1629-2018
Research article
 | Highlight paper
 | 
02 Mar 2018
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 02 Mar 2018

Using hydraulic head, chloride and electrical conductivity data to distinguish between mountain-front and mountain-block recharge to basin aquifers

Etienne Bresciani, Roger H. Cranswick, Eddie W. Banks, Jordi Batlle-Aguilar, Peter G. Cook, and Okke Batelaan

Viewed

Total article views: 5,574 (including HTML, PDF, and XML)
HTML PDF XML Total Supplement BibTeX EndNote
4,273 1,224 77 5,574 228 61 99
  • HTML: 4,273
  • PDF: 1,224
  • XML: 77
  • Total: 5,574
  • Supplement: 228
  • BibTeX: 61
  • EndNote: 99
Views and downloads (calculated since 31 Jul 2017)
Cumulative views and downloads (calculated since 31 Jul 2017)

Viewed (geographical distribution)

Total article views: 5,574 (including HTML, PDF, and XML) Thereof 5,174 with geography defined and 400 with unknown origin.
Country # Views %
  • 1
1
 
 
 
 

Cited

Latest update: 31 May 2023
Download
Short summary
This article tackles the problem of finding the origin of groundwater in basin aquifers adjacent to mountains. In particular, we aim to determine whether the recharge occurs predominantly through stream infiltration along the mountain front or through subsurface flow from the mountain. To this end, we discuss the use of routinely measured variables: hydraulic head, chloride and electrical conductivity. A case study from Australia demonstrates the approach.