Articles | Volume 26, issue 21
Research article
09 Nov 2022
Research article |  | 09 Nov 2022

Characterizing groundwater heat transport in a complex lowland aquifer using paleo-temperature reconstruction, satellite data, temperature–depth profiles, and numerical models

Alberto Casillas-Trasvina, Bart Rogiers, Koen Beerten, Laurent Wouters, and Kristine Walraevens


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on hess-2021-586', Anonymous Referee #1, 07 Mar 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Alberto Casillas-Trasvina, 27 Apr 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on hess-2021-586', Anonymous Referee #2, 04 Apr 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Alberto Casillas-Trasvina, 27 Apr 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (14 Jun 2022) by Monica Riva
AR by Alberto Casillas-Trasvina on behalf of the Authors (22 Jun 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (05 Jul 2022) by Monica Riva
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (14 Jul 2022)
ED: Publish as is (05 Sep 2022) by Monica Riva
Short summary
Heat in the subsurface can be used to characterize aquifer flow behaviour. The temperature data obtained can be useful for understanding the groundwater flow, which is of particular importance in waste disposal studies. Satellite images of surface temperature and a temperature–time curve were implemented in a heat transport model. Results indicate that conduction plays a major role in the aquifer and support the usefulness of temperature measurements.