Water Resources Research

New Modelling Approaches and Novel Experimental Technologies for Improved Understanding of Process Dynamics at Aquifer-Surface Water Interfaces

Water Resources Research

Description: Research of process dynamics at aquifer-surface water interfaces is traditionally of an interdisciplinary character

  1. Introduction to a Special Collection

    1. Top of page
    2. Introduction to a Special Collection
    3. Regular Article
    4. Regular Articles
    5. Research Articles
    6. Technical Note
  2. Regular Article

    1. Top of page
    2. Introduction to a Special Collection
    3. Regular Article
    4. Regular Articles
    5. Research Articles
    6. Technical Note
    1. Application of heat pulse injections for investigating shallow hyporheic flow in a lowland river

      Lisa Angermann, Stefan Krause and Joerg Lewandowski

      Article first published online: 11 OCT 2012 | DOI: 10.1029/2012WR012564

      Key Points

      • VHG identify pattern in groundwater-upwelling but not shallow hyporheic exchange
      • HPS indicate increased shallow hyporheic exchange above low conductive strata
      • Conjunctive use of VHG+HPS improves understanding of hyporheic exchange
  3. Regular Articles

    1. Top of page
    2. Introduction to a Special Collection
    3. Regular Article
    4. Regular Articles
    5. Research Articles
    6. Technical Note
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      Coupling a spatiotemporally distributed soil water budget with stream-depletion functions to inform stakeholder-driven management of groundwater-dependent ecosystems (pages 7292–7310)

      Laura Foglia, Alison McNally and Thomas Harter

      Article first published online: 12 NOV 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/wrcr.20555

      Key Points

      • Science and social science need to be integrated
      • Simplified analytical solutions provide results for numerical analysis
      • Groundwater and surface water need to be integrated in water management
    2. Spatiotemporal variability of hyporheic exchange through a pool-riffle-pool sequence (pages 7185–7204)

      Frank P. Gariglio, Daniele Tonina and Charles H. Luce

      Article first published online: 4 NOV 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/wrcr.20419

      Key Points

      • Spatio-temporal variation in seepage flux observed across seasons
      • New analytical method used to predict streambed seepage flux
      • Quantifying streambed seepage flux is important for evaluating aquatic habitat
    3. Hyporheic zone denitrification: Controls on effective reaction depth and contribution to whole-stream mass balance (pages 6298–6316)

      Judson W. Harvey, J. K. Böhlke, Mary A. Voytek, Durelle Scott and Craig R. Tobias

      Article first published online: 7 OCT 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/wrcr.20492

      Key Points

      • 1)Tracers show hyporheic-zone denitrification is significant for stream N budget
      • 2)Active volume for denitrification differs from full hyporheic zone
      • 3)Damköhler ratio and hyporheic flux to discharge ratio control significance
    4. Coupled 3-D stream flow and hyporheic flow model under varying stream and ambient groundwater flow conditions in a pool-riffle system (pages 5834–5850)

      Nico Trauth, Christian Schmidt, Uli Maier, Michael Vieweg and Jan H. Fleckenstein

      Article first published online: 17 SEP 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/wrcr.20442

      Key Points

      • ambient groundwater flow significantly influences HZ exchange and 3D flow paths
      • undular hydraulic jumps affect streambed pressures and bedform driven exchange
      • threshold in pool riffle height, HZ exchange is independent of riffle height
    5. The influence of stream thermal regimes and preferential flow paths on hyporheic exchange in a glacial meltwater stream (pages 5552–5569)

      Karen D. Cozzetto, Kenneth E. Bencala, Michael N. Gooseff and Diane M. McKnight

      Article first published online: 11 SEP 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/wrcr.20410

      Key Points

      • Hyporheic exchange more influential under cooler thermal regimes.
      • Rapid, preferential flow paths (PFPs) were present in the hyporheic zone.
      • Proposed discrete, hyporheic PFPs weaving through hydraulically isolated areas.
    6. How does rapidly changing discharge during storm events affect transient storage and channel water balance in a headwater mountain stream? (pages 5473–5486)

      Adam S. Ward, Michael N. Gooseff, Thomas J. Voltz, Michael Fitzgerald, Kamini Singha and Jay P. Zarnetske

      Article first published online: 6 SEP 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/wrcr.20434

      Key Points

      • Gains and losses of stream water persist through storm events.
      • Strong down-valley hyporheic transport persists through a storm event.
      • The window of detection helps partition short- and long-term storage in streams.
    7. Interactions between hyporheic flow produced by stream meanders, bars, and dunes (pages 5450–5461)

      Susa H. Stonedahl, Judson W. Harvey and Aaron I. Packman

      Article first published online: 6 SEP 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/wrcr.20400

      Key Points

      • Exchanges induced by different scales of topography are not linearly additive.
      • Dunes dominated exchange in the absence of highly sinuous meanders.
      • Interfacial flux increased with sinuosity with and without bars and dunes.
    8. Quantifying groundwater-surface water interactions in a proglacial moraine using heat and solute tracers (pages 5411–5426)

      Gregory Langston, Masaki Hayashi and James W. Roy

      Article first published online: 5 SEP 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/wrcr.20372

      Key Points

      • Energy and mass balance methods give consistent estimates of water balance.
      • Mass/energy balance technique is an effective tool for alpine hydrology.
      • Groundwater dominates the water balance of the proglacial tarn.
    9. Bedrock exfiltration as a triggering mechanism for shallow landslides (pages 5155–5167)

      Cornelia Brönnimann, Manfred Stähli, Philipp Schneider, Linda Seward and Sarah M. Springman

      Article first published online: 4 SEP 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/wrcr.20386

      Key Points

      • The low permeable soil mantle inhibits matrix infiltration
      • Rapidly rising hydraulic head in bedrock fractures causes excess water pressure
      • Excess water pressure in bedrock and exfiltration may trigger shallow landslides
    10. High-resolution distributed temperature sensing to detect seasonal groundwater discharge into Lake Væng, Denmark (pages 5355–5368)

      E. Sebok, C. Duque, J. Kazmierczak, P. Engesgaard, B. Nilsson, S. Karan and M. Frandsen

      Article first published online: 4 SEP 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/wrcr.20436

      Key Points

      • DTS detected spatial and temporal changes of groundwater discharge to a lake
      • The location and importance of discharge zones changes over seasons
    11. Reshaping of the hyporheic zone beneath river restoration structures: Flume and hydrodynamic experiments (pages 5009–5020)

      Tian Zhou and Theodore A. Endreny

      Article first published online: 19 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/wrcr.20384

      Key Points

      • in-channel structures accelerate the hyporheic exchange rate
      • in-channel structures reduce the hyporheic exchange zone
      • higher flow rate induces greater hyporheic exchange rate
    12. Telegraphic double porosity models for head transient behavior in naturally fractured aquifers (pages 4399–4408)

      D. Hernández, M. Núñez-López and J. X. Velasco-Hernández

      Article first published online: 30 JUL 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/wrcr.20347

      Key Points

      • The approach consists in a non-local in time generalization of the diffusion
      • Estimation of the time scale at which aquifers start homogeneous behavior
      • Ballistic motion inside fractal structures
    13. Modeling hyporheic exchange with unsteady stream discharge and bedform dynamics (pages 4089–4099)

      Fulvio Boano, Roberto Revelli and Luca Ridolfi

      Article first published online: 12 JUL 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/wrcr.20322

      Key Points

      • during high flows stream water penetrates deeper and longer in the sediments
      • exchange rate decreases at higher stream flow due to changes in dune length
      • temporal variations in exchange are moderate compared to steady state values
    14. Scaling and predicting solute transport processes in streams (pages 4071–4088)

      Ricardo González-Pinzón, Roy Haggerty and Marco Dentz

      Article first published online: 9 JUL 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/wrcr.20280

      Key Points

      • There are scale-invariant patterns in stream solute transport
      • There is persistence of skewness in stream solute transport
      • A revised transport theory is needed to correctly represent experimental results
    15. Revealing the spatial variability of water fluxes at the groundwater-surface water interface (pages 3978–3992)

      Andrew Binley, Sami Ullah, A. Louise Heathwaite, Catherine Heppell, Patrick Byrne, Katrina Lansdown, Mark Trimmer and Hao Zhang

      Article first published online: 8 JUL 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/wrcr.20214

      Key Points

      • Quantification of horizontal and vertical water fluxes
      • Identification of localised upwelling through geophysics
      • Integration of multiple methods for improved hydrological conceptualization
    16. Using heat as a tracer to estimate spatially distributed mean residence times in the hyporheic zone of a riffle-pool sequence (pages 3697–3711)

      Ramon C. Naranjo, Greg Pohll, Richard G. Niswonger, Mark Stone and Alan Mckay

      Article first published online: 21 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/wrcr.20306

      Key Points

      • reduction of uncertainty in residence times given temperature and pressure
      • Mixing of vertical and horizontal flow controls mean residence times
      • Long residence times coincide with low hydraulic conductivity
    17. Modeling and inverting reactive stream tracers undergoing two-site sorption and decay in the hyporheic zone (pages 3406–3422)

      Zijie Liao, Dennis Lemke, Karsten Osenbrück and Olaf A. Cirpka

      Article first published online: 17 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/wrcr.20276

      Key Points

      • joint analysis of fluorescein, resazurin and resorufin in streams
      • shape-free inference of hyporheic travel-time distribution
      • sorption of reactive tracers must not be neglected
    18. Variations in surface water-ground water interactions along a headwater mountain stream: Comparisons between transient storage and water balance analyses (pages 3359–3374)

      Adam S. Ward, Robert A. Payn, Michael N. Gooseff, Brian L. McGlynn, Kenneth E. Bencala, Christa A. Kelleher, Steven M. Wondzell and Thorsten Wagener

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/wrcr.20148

      Key Points

      • Patterns of channel discharge do not determine short- nor long-term storage.
      • Tracer window of detection limits interpretation of short- & long-term storage.
      • Transient storage and channel water balance are complimentary analyses.
    19. Concurrent conservative and reactive tracer tests in a stream undergoing hyporheic exchange (pages 3024–3037)

      Dennis Lemke, Zijie Liao, Thomas Wöhling, Karsten Osenbrück and Olaf A. Cirpka

      Article first published online: 31 MAY 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/wrcr.20277

      Key Points

      • concurrent tests of conservative and reactive tracers in streams
      • joint analysis of the tracers improved the estimation of hyporheic parameters
      • Markov chain Monte Carlo methods used to infer parameter distributions
    20. Temporal variability of exchange between groundwater and surface water based on high-frequency direct measurements of seepage at the sediment-water interface (pages 2975–2986)

      Donald O. Rosenberry, Richard W. Sheibley, Stephen E. Cox, Frederic W. Simonds and David L. Naftz

      Article first published online: 31 MAY 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/wrcr.20198

      Key Points

      • Flow across the sediment-water interface exhibits large temporal variability
      • Seepage varies in response to rainfall, ET, wind, and stage change
      • Seepage changes markedly within minutes to hours of common hydrological events
    21. Impact of seasonal variability and monitoring mode on the adequacy of fiber-optic distributed temperature sensing at aquifer-river interfaces (pages 2408–2423)

      Stefan Krause and Theresa Blume

      Article first published online: 14 MAY 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/wrcr.20232

      Key Points

      • FO-DTS signal strength varies significantly between different seasons
      • Choice of FO-DTS monitoring-mode substantial impacts on survey results
      • Two-way single-ended averaging provides highest accuracy of signal detection
    22. Effects of stream morphodynamics on hyporheic zone thermal regime (pages 2287–2302)

      A. Marzadri, D. Tonina and A. Bellin

      Article first published online: 30 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/wrcr.20199

      Key Points

      • Quantify the effects of in-stream temperatures on hyporheic thermal regime
      • Develop a process-based heat-transport model
      • Test the model against field measurements
    23. Streambed exchanges along tributary streams in humid watersheds (pages 2197–2204)

      Jim Constantz, Cheryl A. Eddy-Miller, Jerrod D. Wheeler and Hedeff I. Essaid

      Article first published online: 26 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/wrcr.20194

      Key Points

      • Tributary streams flow between headwater streams and the main stem.
      • Tributary have unusually high streamed exchange.
      • Tributary stream streamed exchanges influence water quantity and quality.
    24. Transport of pesticides and artificial tracers in vertical-flow lab-scale wetlands (pages 554–564)

      Romy Durst, Gwenaël Imfeld and Jens Lange

      Article first published online: 29 JAN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/wrcr.20080

      Key Points

      • The transport of pesticides and tracers was evaluated in lab-scale wetlands
      • Uranine may serve as a proxy of subsurface transport of isoproturon
      • Transport of metalaxyl, isoproturon and sulphorhodamide B largely differ
    25. Solutions for the diurnally forced advection-diffusion equation to estimate bulk fluid velocity and diffusivity in streambeds from temperature time series (pages 488–506)

      Charles H. Luce, Daniele Tonina, Frank Gariglio and Ralph Applebee

      Article first published online: 29 JAN 2013 | DOI: 10.1029/2012WR012380

      Key Points

      • A new equation is presented to analyze temperature time series from streambeds
      • Explicit solutions calculate both water flux and thermal diffusivity directly
      • Additional applications, error estimation, and validation are provided
    26. Suitability of temperature, hydraulic heads, and acesulfame to quantify wastewater-related fluxes in the hyporheic and riparian zone (pages 426–440)

      Irina Engelhardt, Henning Prommer, Catherine Moore, Manoj Schulz, Christoph Schüth and Thomas A. Ternes

      Article first published online: 28 JAN 2013 | DOI: 10.1029/2012WR012604

      Key Points

      • Fate of acesulfame is assessed in a complex hyporheic zone setting
      • Its value as wastewater tracer is determined through data worth analysis
      • Recorded temperatures provided the most valuable constraints to quantify fluxes
  4. Research Articles

    1. Top of page
    2. Introduction to a Special Collection
    3. Regular Article
    4. Regular Articles
    5. Research Articles
    6. Technical Note
    1. River-aquifer interactions in a semiarid environment investigated using point and reach measurements (pages 2815–2829)

      Andrew M. McCallum, Martin S. Andersen, Gabriel C. Rau, Joshua R. Larsen and R. Ian Acworth

      Article first published online: 1 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/2012WR012922

      Key Points

      • Losing riverbed fluxes under high flows and approximately neutral under low flows
      • Event driven riverbed fluxes dominate reach losses
      • Smaller events can have higher loss ratio than larger events
    2. Detailed river stage mapping and head gradient analysis during meander cutoff in a laboratory river (pages 1689–1703)

      Bangshuai Han and Theodore A. Endreny

      Article first published online: 25 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/2013WR013580

      Key Points

      • Novel method to create free water surface maps along laboratory meander
      • Laboratory meander evolves through neck cutoff and free water surface change
      • Meander evolution triggers cycle of hydraulic gradient and hyporheic flux change
    3. Assessing invertebrate assemblages in the subsurface zone of stream sediments (0–15 cm deep) using a hyporheic sampler (pages 453–465)

      Marie-José Dole-Olivier, Chafik Maazouzi, Bernard Cellot, Frank Fiers, Diana M. P. Galassi, Cécile Claret, Dominique Martin, Sylvie Mérigoux and Pierre Marmonier

      Article first published online: 21 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/2012WR013207

      Key Points

      • A hyporheic pump sampler was used to collect fauna in the 0-15 cm zone
      • A Hess sampler quantified invertebrates missed by the pump
      • The pump collected ~15% of total abundance and ~50% of actual taxa richness
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      Upscaling lacustrine groundwater discharge rates by fiber-optic distributed temperature sensing (pages 7929–7944)

      Theresa Blume, Stefan Krause, Karin Meinikmann and Jörg Lewandowski

      Article first published online: 4 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/2012WR013215

      Key Points

      • Lacustrine groundwater discharge (LGD) is spatially highly variable
      • DTS is feasible for upscaling of point measurements of LGD rates
      • Upscaling can be based on sediment temperature profiles or hydraulic gradients
  5. Technical Note

    1. Top of page
    2. Introduction to a Special Collection
    3. Regular Article
    4. Regular Articles
    5. Research Articles
    6. Technical Note
    1. Capabilities and limitations of tracing spatial temperature patterns by fiber-optic distributed temperature sensing (pages 1741–1745)

      Liliana Rose, Stefan Krause and Nigel J. Cassidy

      Article first published online: 29 MAR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/wrcr.20144

      Key Points

      • Qualitative and quantitative accuracies of FO-DTS surveys vary with signal-size
      • Detection accuracy of cold signals is higher than of similar seized warm signals
      • Impact of small-scale signal-size / - strength on observation is not unambiguous