Articles | Volume 26, issue 18
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Present and future thermal regimes of intertidal groundwater springs in a threatened coastal ecosystem
- Final revised paper (published on 28 Sep 2022)
- Supplement to the final revised paper
- Preprint (discussion started on 24 Feb 2022)
- Supplement to the preprint
Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor |
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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
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
Thermal impacts of springs on coastal waters and the sensitivity of these springs to climate change are not well understood. To address this issue, this study used field study for a threatened coastal lagoon ecosystem in south-eastern Canada by pairing in-situ thermal and drone-based thermal imagery monitoring to estimate the discharge to the lagoon. It also applied a numerical model to relate measured spring temperatures to their respective aquifer depths, and to study long-term groundwater warming. The value of this study lies on providing some insights to coastal ecosystem management. I have some comments that may improve the quality of this article. Please see the detail as follows:
L105, “methods section”: Too many words were used to introduce the monitoring software and system in section 3.1 and 3.2 which I think is not very relevant to the scientific topic. Is it possible simplify those sections and move some of the contents to SI?
L230-231, “The conceptual … heat transport processes.”: Please introduce more about the water and heat transport model. What key transport processes the model preserved?
L246-247, “A detailed description…detailed in Flerchinger (2017).”: As mentioned above, a bit more about the SHAW model could be introduced in the text, rather than just refering another paper.
L258, “a daily resolution”: Most land models use 1800s as the timestep. Is it a daily resolution too coarse for the soil moisture simulation?
L260-261, “The minimum and … RCP4.5 hindcast model”: Why didn’t use the historical reanalysis dataset as forcings? It would be more accurate than the model outputs.
L269-270, “(1) CNRM-CM5 … MRI-CGCM3, RCP8.5”: What are the spatial resolutions for these model outputs and reanalysis data?
L279-280, “The paired discharge … relationship for the lagoon.”: I don’t think this linear relationship is reliable enough based on only three sites.