Articles | Volume 26, issue 15
Education and communication
05 Aug 2022
Education and communication |  | 05 Aug 2022

The Thiem team – Adolf and Günther Thiem, two forefathers of hydrogeology

Georg J. Houben and Okke Batelaan


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on hess-2021-427', Anonymous Referee #1, 23 Feb 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Georg Houben, 26 Apr 2022
  • CC1: 'Comment on hess-2021-427', Anvar R. Kacimov, 05 Mar 2022
    • AC3: 'Reply on CC1', Georg Houben, 26 Apr 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on hess-2021-427', Maurits Ertsen, 05 Apr 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Georg Houben, 26 Apr 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by editor) (16 May 2022) by Maurits Ertsen
AR by Georg Houben on behalf of the Authors (27 Jun 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (13 Jul 2022) by Maurits Ertsen
Short summary
Unbeknown to most hydrologists, many methods used in groundwater hydrology today go back to work by Adolf and Günther Thiem. Their work goes beyond the Dupuit–Thiem analytical model for pump tests mentioned in many textbooks. It includes, e.g., the development and improvement of isopotential maps, tracer tests, and vertical well constructions. Extensive literature and archive research has been conducted to identify how and where the Thiems developed their methods and how they spread.