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157 Sea Water Intrusion into Coastal Aquifers

Part 13. Groundwater

  1. Jacob Bear

Published Online: 15 APR 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470848944.hsa164a

Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences

Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences

How to Cite

Bear, J. 2006. Sea Water Intrusion into Coastal Aquifers. Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences. 13:157.

Author Information

  1. Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Haifa, Israel

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2006


The objective of this article is to present the problem of seawater intrusion into a coastal aquifer and the conceptual and complete mathematical models that describe it. Three seawater intrusion models are presented: two- and three-dimensional sharp interface models and a three-dimensional transition zone model.


  • coastal aquifer;
  • ground water;
  • modeling seawater intrusion;
  • seawater intrusion;
  • sharp interface;
  • transition zone