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By J.W. LaMoreaux (auth.), Bartolomé Andreo, Francisco Carrasco, Juan José Durán, James W. LaMoreaux (eds.)

IV overseas Symposium on Karst Media, Malaga, Spain 2010 The Malaga Symposia sequence offers a global discussion board for medical debate at the growth made in examine into karst environments. The 2010 assembly of the 4th overseas ISKA provides eighty papers in 4 key issues: karst hydrogeology and investigations, karst landscapes and ecosystems, human interplay with karst environments, fairly in caves, and engineering geology in karst components. This ebook can be an invaluable version to the libraries of experts, scientists, academics, and coverage makers keen on the targeted problems with karst terrains.

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Geologically, the area consists of folded Jurassic to Paleogene sedimentary rocks forming an anticlinorium limited by a narrow syncline. Relationships between stratigraphic and tectonic setting, recharge processes and aquifer drainage have been studied by means of tracer tests and hydrologic monitoring. The glacier’s geometry was investigated by geophysical surveys, using radiomagnetotelluric (RMT): The estimated ice volume is 1:0 108 m3 , corresponding to 0:92 108 m3 freshwater. Meltwater production displays diurnal and seasonal variability influencing the shape of tracer breakthrough curves and, thus, flow and transport in the aquifer.

Pumping take place by one well, which works only a few hours a day. Resources Assessment of a Small Karstic Mediterranean Aquifer (South-Eastern, Spain) 15 Fig. 1 Geographical location and geological setting. Isolated pumping well and spring (nowadays dry) placement are shown Though abstractions do not seem overly large, groundwater pumping has cause the level to drop by 80 m. Short-term changes in groundwater levels suggest that aquifer replenishment only responds to significant rainfall episodes.

Hydraulic conductivity and specific yield are defined in agreement with pumping test data. A steady-state simulation was carried out to replicate natural system conditions. 5 Mm3 /year. Transient calibration ensued, taking into account the variability of pumping and recharge rates over time. Calibration considers monthly time steps, spanning a nine-year period (1999–2007). Model calibration relies on observed groundwater levels, since the springs dried up long before the modelled interval. Figure 2 presents the calibration results.

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