AGU2019 Session: Mountain-Sourced Recharge Into Groundwater Systems: Insights Gained From Geophysics and Hydrogeochemistry

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 18:45

Dear colleagues,

 

We are happy to encourage abstract submissions to the AGU 2019 session “Mountain-Sourced Recharge Into Groundwater Systems: Insights Gained From Geophysics and Hydrogeochemistry,” focused on advancements in tracking mountain-sourced recharge in groundwater systems using either geophysical imaging, hydrogeochemical measurements - or a combination of methods at scales ranging from hillslopes, to catchments, to mountain block recharge. This session is co-organized between the Near-Surface Geophysics, and Hydrology sections. Please remember that the deadline for all submissions is Wednesday, 31 July 23:59 EDT.

 

Session information: https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm19/prelim.cgi/Session/73950

Submit an abstract: https://www2.agu.org/en/Fall-Meeting/Pages/Submit-an-abstract

 

Thank you,

 

Andy Parsekian [University of Wyoming]

Hoori Ajami [University of California, Riverside]

Laurie Huning [University of California, Irvine]

Rosemary Knight [Stanford University]

 

 

Session ID: 73950

Session Title: NS009 - Mountain-Sourced Recharge Into Groundwater Systems: Insights Gained From Geophysics and Hydrogeochemistry

Session Description: Groundwater recharge in mountain regions supports local alpine and subalpine hydrological processes and acts to replenish water in adjacent valley aquifers. Subsurface mountain hydrologic systems are not only limited to the thin mantle of soil, but also include weathering bedrock and glacial deposits that host movement of groundwater through faults, fractures, and in certain cases, through the rock matrix. Visualizing these flow paths and tracking volumes of snowmelt and/or rainfall partitioned to shallow storage, deep storage, or downgradient recharge is important for closing water budgets, water resources planning and management, and groundwater modeling.  This session focuses on advancements in tracking mountain-sourced recharge in groundwater systems using either geophysical imaging, hydrogeochemical measurements - or a combination of methods at scales ranging from hillslopes, to catchments, to mountain block recharge. We encourage submissions focused on both method development as well as new process understandings using remote sensing, in-situ observations, and modeling.

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