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dc.contributor.authorBratton, John F.  Concept link
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-13T14:31:04Z
dc.date.available2010-09-13T14:31:04Z
dc.date.issued2010-09
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Geology 118 (2010): 565-575en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1912/3909
dc.descriptionThis paper is not subject to U.S. copyright. The definitive version was published in Journal of Geology 118 (2010): 565-575, doi:10.1086/655114.en_US
dc.description.abstractIncreased study of submarine groundwater systems in recent years has provided a wealth of new data and techniques, but some ambiguity has been introduced by insufficient distinguishing of the relevant spatial scales of the phenomena studied. Submarine groundwater flow and discharge on passive continental margins can be most productively studied and discussed by distinct consideration of the following three spatial scales: (1) the nearshore scale, spanning approximately 0–10 m offshore and including the unconfined surficial aquifer; (2) the embayment scale, spanning approximately 10 m to as much as 10 km offshore and including the first confined submarine aquifer and its terminus; and (3) the shelf scale, spanning the width and thickness of the aquifers of the entire continental shelf, from the base of the first confined aquifer downward to the basement, and including influences of geothermal convection and glacio-eustatic change in sea level.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThe U.S. Geological Survey’s Coastal and Marine Geology Program provided primary support for preparation of the manuscript and for participation in several field studies and scientific meetings that led to the recognition of the need for such a discussion.en_US
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dc.publisherUniversity of Chicago Pressen_US
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.1086/655114
dc.titleThe three scales of submarine groundwater flow and discharge across passive continental marginsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1086/655114


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