• Agnes SachseEmail author
  • Leslie Jakobs
  • Olaf Kolditz
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Earth System Sciences book series (BRIEFSEARTHSYST)


Hydrogeology is the study of water in geologic formations beneath the earth’s surface (Hölting 2013). Groundwater moves in soil and rock (aquifers) and supplies springs, wells, and when near the surface, lakes and streams. The upper limit of the saturated zone is called the water table.


Porous Medium Hydraulic Conductivity Water Table Storage Coefficient Piezometric Head 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Environmental InformaticsHelmholtz Centre for Environmental Research—UFZ/TU DresdenLeipzigGermany
  2. 2.Department of Environmental InformaticsHelmholtz Centre for Environmental Research—UFZLeipzigGermany

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