Articles | Volume 23, issue 3
Research article
11 Mar 2019
Research article |  | 11 Mar 2019

Combining continuous spatial and temporal scales for SGD investigations using UAV-based thermal infrared measurements

Ulf Mallast and Christian Siebert


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ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (15 Oct 2018) by Efrat Morin
AR by Ulf Mallast on behalf of the Authors (05 Dec 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (14 Dec 2018) by Efrat Morin
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (04 Jan 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (11 Jan 2019) by Efrat Morin
AR by Ulf Mallast on behalf of the Authors (20 Jan 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (26 Jan 2019) by Efrat Morin
Short summary
Submarine groundwater discharge is highly variable in spatial and temporal terms. With a novel approach using a hovering drone over a predefined location which recorded 670 surface temperatures images over a period of 167 s, we are able to (i) enhance focused SGD patterns otherwise camouflaged by strong lateral flow dynamics, (ii) show size variation of up to 155 % (focused SGD) and 600 % (diffuse SGD), and (iii) reveal short-term periodicity of the order of 20 to 78 s for diffuse SGD.