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Quantifying inter-catchment groundwater flow at Karst regions

Motivation

Water balance is typically closed for the topographic catchments in the general catchment hydrology. Due to the special characteristics of Karst, e.g., the connected conduit system cross the topographic catchment boundary that induces inter-catchment groundwater flow, this alters the effective size of a catchment and affects the total water balance. Quantifying inter-catchment groundwater flow is essential for hydrological modeling beyond catchment scale and helps water resources management.

Scopes of the BSc thesis

The aim of this work is testing a newly proposed approach that addresses inter-catchment groundwater flow at Karst regions. Three different scenarios will be compared and evaluated to verify the new approach so that the possibility of transfering this approach for a larger scale can be discussed. The hydrological models and detailed procedure are already available.

Methods

Hydrological modeling, model performance analysis using Excel or R/Matlab/Python.

Supervision

Andreas Hartmann and Yan Liu

Contact

Andreas Hartmann or Yan Liu [andreas.hartmann@hydmod.uni-freiburg.de], [yan.liu@hydmod.uni-freiburg.de]

Sprache

English

Literatur

Goldscheider N, Drew D. Methods in Karst Hydrogeology. Leiden, NL: Taylor & Francis Group; 2007.

Ford DC, Williams PW. Karst Hydrogeology and Geomorphology. John Wiley & Sons; 2013.

Fan, Y. Are catchments leaky? Wiley Interdiscip. Rev. Water 125; 2019.

Fan, Y. & Schaller, M. F. River basins as groundwater exporters and importers: Implications for water cycle and climate modeling. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 114; 2009.

thesis/igf_karst.txt · Zuletzt geändert: 2020/01/16 19:58 von a.hartmann