Advances in Earth Science
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Li Hailong,Wan Li,Jiao Jiujiu. Hot Issues in the Study of Coastal Hydrogeology[J]. Advances in Earth Science, 2011, 26(7): 685-694.
This paper reviews the current research status and main open problems of four hot topics in the study of coastal hydrogeology. The review includes the following aspects: ① analytical studies of the tideinduced groundwater level fluctuations in coastal aquifers and their applications, ② the study of the interactions of seawater and groundwater in the intertidal zone and its applications to the remediation of oil spilled beaches, ③the study of the subsurface airwater twophase flow induced by tides and rainfall in coastal areas and their engineering and ecological impacts, and ④quantitative estimation of the Submarine Groundwater Discharge (SGD).