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Importance of evaluating karst features in contamination vulnerability and groundwater protection assessment of carbonate aquifers. The case study of Alta Cadena

Pure and applied karst geomorphology

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

MARÍN, A.I.
Centre of Hydrogeology and Dep. of Geology, Fac. Sciences, Univ., Malaga, Espagne
ANDREO, B.
Centre of Hydrogeology and Dep. of Geology, Fac. Sciences, Univ., Malaga, Espagne
MUDARRA, M.
Centre of Hydrogeology and Dep. of Geology, Fac. Sciences, Univ., Malaga, Espagne
DE WAELE, J.
Dep. of Earth Sciences and Environmental Geology, Italian Inst. of Speleology, Univ., Bologna, Italie
FILIPPONI, M.
Swiss Federal Inst of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Suisse
Dep. of Earth Sciences, Univ., Zaragoza, Espagne
PARISE, M.
National Research Council - Inst. of Research for the Hydrogeological Protection, Italie
PLAN, L.
Natural History Museum, Karst and Cave, Vienna, Autriche


Description :
The aim of this paper is to describe the different role of karst features in vulnerability mapping and the need to use specific methods in karst aquifers. Three methods of vulnerability mapping were applied to the Alta Cadena pilot site: two generic ones (GOD and DRASTIC) and the COP method, which is specific to karst aquifers. Besides distinguishing between zones where surface runoff flows into a swallow hole and the rest of the area, the COP method allow to assess the surface features (dolines, karrenfields, uvalas, etc) according to the importance of runoff and/or infiltration processes. Results and discussion.


Type de document :
Article de monographie

Source :
Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie, issn : 0372-8854, 2010, vol. 54, n°. 2, Special issue, p. 179-194, nombre de pages : 16, Références bibliographiques : 2 p.

Date :
2010

Editeur :
Pays édition : Allemagne, Stuttgart, Gebruder Borntraeger

Langue :
Anglais
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