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Category Text Publication
Reference Category Book chapters
DOI 10.1002/9781119489702.ch7
Title (Primary) Identifying and quantifying water fluxes at ecohydrological interfaces
Title (Secondary) Ecohydrological interfaces
Author Schmidt, C.; Fleckenstein, J.H.
Publisher Krause, S.; Hannah, D.M.; Grimm, N.B.
Year 2024
Department HDG
Page From 149
Page To 165
Language englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
Keywords ecohydrological interfaces; point methods; reach-scale integral methods; stream–groundwater interface; water fluxes
Abstract Water fluxes at ecohydrological interfaces are a key driver for biogeochemical processing and they influence habitat properties. This chapter covers methods which are specifically suitable for the stream–groundwater interface. The point-scale approaches, however, can be applied in the general context of groundwater–surface water interactions, e.g. for lakes. Water fluxes across the stream–streambed interface are practically never homogeneous in space. Point methods are used to detect water fluxes across the stream–groundwater interface at one point or spot. Point methods comprise direct observation of water fluxes with seepage meters, methods based on Darcy's law, as well as natural and artificial tracer techniques. Reach-scale integral methods can be used when the spatial scale of interest is so large that multiple point measurements become infeasible.
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Schmidt, C., Fleckenstein, J.H. (2024):
Identifying and quantifying water fluxes at ecohydrological interfaces
In: Krause, S., Hannah, D.M., Grimm, N.B. (eds.)
Ecohydrological interfaces
Wiley, Hoboken, NJ, p. 149 - 165 10.1002/9781119489702.ch7