Seawater intrusion imaging at Tybaki, Crete, using geophysical data and joint inversion of electrical and seismic data
A. Vafidis, P. Soupios, N. Economou, H. Hamdan, N. Andronikidis, G. Kritikakis, G. Panagopoulos, E. Manoutsoglou, M. Steiakakis, E. Candansayar and M. Schafmeister
Journal name: First Break
Issue: Vol 32, No 8, August 2014 pp. 107 - 114
Special topic: Near Surface Geoscience
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A. Vafidis, P. Soupios, N. Economou, H. Hamdan, N. Andronikidis, G Kritikakis, G. Panagopoulos, E. Manoutsoglou, M. Steiakakis, E. Candansayar and M. Schafmeister present the processing and interpretation of data to show seawater intrusion imaging. Coastal areas are densely populated, since they provide the best conditions for both economic development and quality of life. One of the most important environmental problems in coastal areas is the salinization of ground water. The dynamic hydrogeological balance between freshwater and seawater in coastal aquifers is subverted by groundwater over-pumping that lowers the groundwater level and causes seawater movement into the coastal aquifers (Abdalla et al., 2010). In arid or semi-arid areas, where the rainfall is the main source of freshwater and the groundwater is inadequate, the problem of seawater intrusion is irreversible leading to the conclusion that effective prediction tools are of vital importance for the prevention of aquifer contamination.