Offshore fresh groundwater reserves as a global phenomenon

  title={Offshore fresh groundwater reserves as a global phenomenon},
  author={V. Post and J. Groen and H. Kooi and M. Person and S. Ge and W. M. Edmunds},
  • V. Post, J. Groen, +3 authors W. M. Edmunds
  • Published 2013
  • Geology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • The flow of terrestrial groundwater to the sea is an important natural component of the hydrological cycle. This process, however, does not explain the large volumes of low-salinity groundwater that are found below continental shelves. There is mounting evidence for the global occurrence of offshore fresh and brackish groundwater reserves. The potential use of these non-renewable reserves as a freshwater resource provides a clear incentive for future research. But the scope for continental… CONTINUE READING
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