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Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 6033–6046, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-6033-2020
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 6033–6046, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-6033-2020

Technical note 22 Dec 2020

Technical note | 22 Dec 2020

Technical note: Disentangling the groundwater response to Earth and atmospheric tides to improve subsurface characterisation

Gabriel C. Rau et al.

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This work provides an important generalisation of a previously developed method that quantifies subsurface barometric efficiency using the groundwater level response to Earth and atmospheric tides. The new approach additionally allows the quantification of hydraulic conductivity and specific storage. This enables improved and rapid assessment of subsurface processes and properties using standard pressure measurements.