Groundwater–Surface Water Interaction—Analytical Approach

Marek Nawalany , Grzegorz Igor Sinicyn , Maria Grodzka-Łukaszewska , Dorota Mirosław-Świątek


Modelling of water flow in the hyporheic zone and calculations of water exchange between groundwater and surface waters are important issues in modern environmental research. The article presents the Analytical Hyporheic Flux approach (AHF) permitting calculation of the amount of water exchange in the hyporheic zone, including vertical water seepage through the streambed and horizontal seepage through river banks. The outcome of the model, namely water fluxes, is compared with the corresponding results from the numerical model SEEP2D and simple Darcy-type model. The errors of the AHF model, in a range of 11–16%, depend on the aspect ratio of water depth to river width, and the direction of the river–aquifer water exchange, i.e., drainage or infiltration. The AHF model errors are significantly lower compared to the often-used model based on vertical water seepage through the streambed described by Darcy’s law.
Author Marek Nawalany (FEE / CEP)
Marek Nawalany,,
- Chair of Environmental Protection
, Grzegorz Igor Sinicyn (FEE / CEP)
Grzegorz Igor Sinicyn,,
- Chair of Environmental Protection
, Maria Grodzka-Łukaszewska (FEE / CEP)
Maria Grodzka-Łukaszewska,,
- Chair of Environmental Protection
, Dorota Mirosław-Świątek
Dorota Mirosław-Świątek,,
Journal seriesWater, [Water (Switzerland)], ISSN 2073-4441
Issue year2020
Publication size in sheets1
Article number1792
Keywords in Englishgroundwater–surface water interaction, analytical model AHF, numerical model SEEP2D
ASJC Classification1104 Aquatic Science; 1303 Biochemistry; 3305 Geography, Planning and Development; 2312 Water Science and Technology
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); author's original; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); after publication
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ScoreMinisterial score = 70.0, 03-08-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2017 = 1.007; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 2.524 (2) - 2018=2.721 (5)
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