Spatio-temporal variability in shallow groundwater and its effect on stream water quantity and quality
I combine tracer-based approaches (i.e. isotopic composition and hydrochemical constituents) and hydrometric measurements to investigate where water is stored, and where water is released from the shallow subsurface aquifer. I am also interested in biogeochemical processes that underlie the composition of the soil and groundwater that we investigate.
I aim to improve our understanding of spatial and temporal variability in shallow groundwater chemistry such that it can lead to a refined representation of the groundwater end-member in (time-dependent) source-area analyses, and thereby to more robust conclusions on relative contributions from different parts of the groundwater system to streamflow.
Groundwater quality, isotopes, flushing frequency, pre-alpine catchments, runoff generation processes
Project Leadership and Contacts
Dr. Ilja van Meerveld (email@example.com)
Prof. Dr. Jan Seibert (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Duration of Project
From March 2016 to February 2019