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Glaciation and regional groundwater flow in the Fennoscandian shield

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2012

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Provost, A M, Voss, C I, and Neuzil, C E, 2012, Glaciation and regional groundwater flow in the Fennoscandian shield: Geofluids, v. 12, iss. 1, p. 79-96 LA - en.

Summary

Regional-scale groundwater flow modeling of the Fennoscandian shield suggests that groundwater flow can be strongly affected by future climate change and glaciation. We considered variable-density groundwater flow in a 1500-km-long and approximately 10-km-deep cross-section through southern Sweden. Groundwater flow and shield brine transport in the cross-sectional model were analyzed under projected surface conditions for the next 140 ka. Simulations suggest that blockage of recharge and discharge by low-permeability permafrost or cold-based ice causes sinking of brine and consequent freshening of near-surface water in areas of natural discharge. Although recharge of basal meltwater is limited by the requirement that water pressure [...]

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Added to ScienceBase on Thu Apr 18 14:23:48 MDT 2013 by processing file <b>Hydrologic Behavior of Cretaceous Shales.xml</b> in item <a href="https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/504216bae4b04b508bfd3397">https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/504216bae4b04b508bfd3397</a>

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1111/j.1468-8123.2012.00361.x

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