Articles | Volume 26, issue 18
Research article
20 Sep 2022
Research article |  | 20 Sep 2022

Extreme precipitation events induce high fluxes of groundwater and associated nutrients to coastal ocean

Marc Diego-Feliu, Valentí Rodellas, Aaron Alorda-Kleinglass, Maarten Saaltink, Albert Folch, and Jordi Garcia-Orellana


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on hess-2021-594', Anonymous Referee #1, 01 Mar 2022
    • AC1: 'ACs - Reply on RC1', Marc Diego-Feliu, 26 May 2022
    • AC3: 'References - Reply on RC1', Marc Diego-Feliu, 26 May 2022
  • RC2: 'Reply on RC1', Anonymous Referee #2, 07 Mar 2022
    • AC2: 'ACs - Reply on RC2', Marc Diego-Feliu, 26 May 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (09 Jun 2022) by Albrecht Weerts
AR by Marc Diego-Feliu on behalf of the Authors (13 Jun 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (03 Jul 2022) by Albrecht Weerts
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (20 Jul 2022)
ED: Publish as is (14 Aug 2022) by Albrecht Weerts
Short summary
Rainwater infiltrates aquifers and travels a long subsurface journey towards the ocean where it eventually enters below sea level. In its path towards the sea, water becomes enriched in many compounds that are naturally or artificially present within soils and sediments. We demonstrate that extreme rainfall events may significantly increase the inflow of water to the ocean, thereby increasing the supply of these compounds that are fundamental for the sustainability of coastal ecosystems.