Articles | Volume 26, issue 18
Research article
28 Sep 2022
Research article |  | 28 Sep 2022

Present and future thermal regimes of intertidal groundwater springs in a threatened coastal ecosystem

Jason J. KarisAllen, Aaron A. Mohammed, Joseph J. Tamborski, Rob C. Jamieson, Serban Danielescu, and Barret L. Kurylyk


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on hess-2022-49', Anonymous Referee #1, 15 Apr 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Barret Kurylyk, 01 Jul 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on hess-2022-49', Xiaoying Zhang, 15 Jun 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Barret Kurylyk, 01 Jul 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by editor) (04 Jul 2022) by Nadia Ursino
AR by Barret Kurylyk on behalf of the Authors (12 Aug 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (23 Aug 2022) by Nadia Ursino

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Barret Kurylyk on behalf of the Authors (27 Sep 2022)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (27 Sep 2022) by Nadia Ursino
Short summary
We used a combination of aerial, thermal, hydrologic, and radionuclide monitoring to investigate intertidal springs flowing into a coastal lagoon with a threatened ecosystem. Field data highlight the critical hydrologic and thermal role of these springs in the nearshore zone, and modelling results reveal that the groundwater springs will likely warm substantially in the coming decades due to climate change. Springs sourced from shallower zones in the aquifer will warm first.