Reply to comment by Behzad Ataie-Ashtiani on: Effects of tidal fluctuations on mixing and spreading in coastal aquifers Homogeneous case

María Pool, Vincent E.A. Post, Craig T. Simmons

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Abstract

We would like to thank Prof. Behzad Ataie‐Ashtiani for his explanatory comment on our paper [Ataie‐Ashtiani, 2015]. He notes that in confined aquifers with a vertical seaside boundary, a tidal overheight does not develop. This is in contrast to an unconfined aquifer for which a tidal overheight may develop when the tidal amplitude is significant relative to the saturated thickness, in particular in the presences of a sloping land surface. As Prof. Ataie‐Ashtiani points out, the absence of a tidal overheight in the case of a confined aquifer makes that the difference in the model outcomes for a specified head and a specified flux at the inland boundary will be less pronounced than for an unconfined aquifer.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4859-4860
Number of pages2
JournalWater Resources Research
Volume51
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2015

Keywords

  • mixing-spreading of the transition zone
  • spatial moments
  • tidal oscillations

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