The effect of submarine groundwater discharge on the ocean.

  title={The effect of submarine groundwater discharge on the ocean.},
  author={Willard S. Moore},
  journal={Annual review of marine science},
  • W. Moore
  • Published 2010
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • Annual review of marine science
The exchange of groundwater between land and sea is a major component of the hydrological cycle. This exchange, called submarine groundwater discharge (SGD), is comprised of terrestrial water mixed with sea water that has infiltrated coastal aquifers. The composition of SGD differs from that predicted by simple mixing because biogeochemical reactions in the aquifer modify its chemistry. To emphasize the importance of mixing and chemical reaction, these coastal aquifers are called subterranean… 

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