Mountain-Block Hydrology and Mountain-Front Recharge

  title={Mountain-Block Hydrology and Mountain-Front Recharge},
  author={J. L. Wilson and Huade Guan},
In semiarid climates, a significant component of recharge to basin aquifers occurs along the mountain front. Traditionally called “mountain-front recharge” (MFR), this process has been treated by modelers of basins as a boundary condition. In general, mountain-front recharge estimates are based on the general precipitation characteristics of the mountain (as estimated, e.g., by the chloride mass balance and water balance methods), or by calibration of a basin groundwater model. These methods… CONTINUE READING
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