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Groundwater Distribution in the Recharge Area of Ljubljanica Springs

Authors: Blatnik, Matej

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  • Nominated as an outstanding PhD thesis by the Karst Research Institute
  • Focuses on a “locus typicus” research area in karst studies
  • Discusses novel approaches to characterising karst areas
  • Also presents key findings and concepts in graphical form
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This book presents a novel approach to studying the groundwater dynamics of and characterising karst aquifers. The content is based on long-term monitoring of groundwater parameters in the epiphreatic caves of a selected karst aquifer: part of the classical recharge area of Ljubljanica River, Slovenia. The recorded data was analysed on the basis of the recharge to the system, which is controlled by outflow from the Planinsko Polje, and on the basis of the known and inferred geometry of the karst conduit system. The book presents numerically tested conceptual models of the observed conduit system, which offer new insights into its structure and function. In closing, the author stresses the importance of caves as groundwater monitoring sites and provides new tools for interpreting cave water level hydrographs. Although the book focuses on a specific site, the methodology introduced here can be applied to numerous other karst systems, lending it considerable practical relevance. 

About the authors

Dr Matej Blatnik has been a researcher at ZRC SAZU (the Karst Research Institute) since 2014. His main research focus is on hydrogeology, which was also the topic of his dissertation, successfully defended in January 2019. The work addresses how to analyse groundwater flows, including multiple parameters of karst groundwater (water level, temperature, and conductivity) in different parts of the aquifer (ponors, springs, and caves), with the aid of new conceptual and numerical models. His research interests also include the microclimate and the development and movements of sorted patterned ground in ice caves.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Groundwater Distribution in the Recharge Area of Ljubljanica Springs
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-48336-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-48336-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-48335-7
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 170
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 114 illustrations in colour
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