By Jirí Krásný, John M. Sharp
The hydrogeologic atmosphere of fractured rocks represents important average structures, examples of which happen on each continent. This booklet discusses key matters, methodologies and strategies within the hydrogeology of fractured rocks, summarizing contemporary growth and waiting for the end result of destiny investigations. Forty-four revised and up to date papers have been chosen from prolonged abstracts awarded on the International convention on Groundwater in Fractured Rocks, held in Prague in 2003 and those offer a precious benchmark reference for reports in fractured rock hydrogeology world wide. themes contain sustainable groundwater improvement, groundwater safeguard and administration, new and stronger ways to the investigating hydrogeology of fractured platforms, realizing of hydrogeologic houses either on neighborhood and local scales, and either quantitative and qualitative elements of groundwater circulation and solute/contaminant shipping.
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Thus, these aquifers have limited groundwater storage, but can maintain relatively intensive and continuous groundwater flow under favourable climatic conditions that helps maintain stream flows in the adjacent piedmont zones. Because of decreasing precipitation, higher evaporation rates, and generally lower hydraulic gradient with decreasing elevation, groundwater runoff diminishes (Figure 4). Relationships between climatic and hypsometric conditions and groundwater runoff in hardrock areas under temperate Central European climatic conditions are given in Table 2, which can be compared with other hardrock regions with similar climatic conditions.
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In: Howard KWF, Israfilov RG (eds) Current problems of hydrogeology in urban areas, urban agglomerates and industrial centres. Proc. Advanced Research NATO Workshop, May 2001, 381–398. Krásny´ J (2003) Important role of deep-seated hard rocks in a global groundwater flow: possible consequences. In: Krásny´ J, Hrkal Z, Bruthans J (eds) (2003) Proceedings, Int Association Hydrogeologists, International Conference on Groundwater in fractured rocks, UNESCO IHP-VI, Series on Groundwater 7: 147–148, Prague.