Thrust Areas Ecosystem Water Institute Classification Level
Water, Land Use and Ecosystems Water and Climate Water and Society Water Resources Sustainability Springs Wetlands Watersheds Aquifers Lakes Coastal Zone  Water Institute Classification 1  Water Institute Classification 2  Water Institute Classification 3  Water Institute Classification 4
     

Integrated Studies of Surfacewater-Groundwater Exchange
Contract No:  36700
Goals and Objectives
 
The discharge of submarine groundwater has recently been shown to be an important process in many environmentally fragile coastal ecosystems. However, groundwater discharge is still an often-overlooked component of many hydrologic models but may be an important part of coastal nutrient cycles. The Indian River Lagoon system extends over 250 km along the east-central coast of Florida and consists of three inter-connected lagoonal basins: Mosquito, Banana River, and Indian River lagoons. The overall objective of this project was to determine the rate and potential ecological significance of submarine groundwater discharge to Indian River Lagoon.

See Summary of initial work
 
 
Available Outputs

Title: Chemical composition and spatial distribution of mangrove-generated brines: Interactions with and influences on submarine ground water discharge. Marine Chemistry, 104: 58-68. 2007.
Authors: McGowan, K.T., and Martin, J.B.

Title: Re-circulation of shallow lagoon water and its significance on chemical fluxes in the Banana River Lagoon, Florida, Journal of Coastal Research, 23: 878-891. 2007.
Authors: Bhadha, J., Martin, J.B., Jaeger, J., Lindenberg, M., Cable, J.

Title: Thesis: CHEMICAL TRACING AND ANALYTICAL AND MASS-BALANCE MODES OF PORE WATER CIRCULATION IN THE BANANA RIVER LAGOON, FLORIDA. 2003.
Authors: Bhada, Jehangir H.
Project Lead
Martin, Jonathan
 
Project Participants
Martin, Jonathan
 
Additional Participants
J. Bhada
J.E. Cable
John Jaeger
M. Lindenberg
K.T. McGowan
 
EcoSystem:
Aquifers
Coastal Zones
 
WIClassLevel: 
Level 1: WI Affiliated Faculty Project
 
ThrustArea: 
Water, Land Use and Ecosystems
 
Sponsor
US DEPT OF INTERIOR US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
 
Grant Award Dates
4/1/2002 to 6/30/2006