(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

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

published at : Pure and applied karst geomorphology

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MARÍN A.I. (1) ; ANDREO B. (1) ; MUDARRA M. (1) ;
(1) Centre of Hydrogeology and Dep. of Geology, Fac. Sciences, Univ., Malaga, ESPAGNE


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


Thematical fascicle

published at : Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie / ISSN 0372-8854 / CODEN ZGMPAG

Editor : Gebruder Borntraeger, Stuttgart - ALLEMAGNE (1925)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 54, no 2 [pp. 179-194]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : fig., tabl.




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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1127/0372-8854/2010/0054S2-0010

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