Articles | Volume 24, issue 7
Research article
15 Jul 2020
Research article |  | 15 Jul 2020

Combining resistivity and frequency domain electromagnetic methods to investigate submarine groundwater discharge in the littoral zone

Marieke Paepen, Daan Hanssens, Philippe De Smedt, Kristine Walraevens, and Thomas Hermans


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ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (01 Apr 2020) by Gerrit H. de Rooij
AR by Marieke Paepen on behalf of the Authors (17 Apr 2020)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (24 Apr 2020) by Gerrit H. de Rooij
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (03 Jun 2020) by Gerrit H. de Rooij
AR by Marieke Paepen on behalf of the Authors (04 Jun 2020)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
Fresh groundwater can flow to oceans and seas, possibly adding nutrients and pollutants to coastal ecosystems. For the first time, three complementary (salinity-sensitive) geophysical methods are combined to delineate the outflow in a very dynamic coastal environment. This provides temporal and spatial information on the salt- and freshwater distribution on land, in the intertidal zone, and offshore and visualizes the fresh-groundwater discharge around the low-water line at De Westhoek, Belgium.