E3S Web Conf.
Volume 54, 201825th Salt Water Intrusion Meeting (SWIM 2018)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Published online||17 September 2018|
Deep geoelectrical investigation to bound a coastal thermal outflow area
CNR-IMAA, National Research Council – Institute of Methodology for Environmental Analysis, C.da S. Loja, 85050 Tito Scalo, Italy
2 CNR-IRPI, National Research Council – Research Institute for Hydrogeological Protection Via Amendola 122 I, 70126 Bari, Italy
Contact Information: Maurizio Polemio, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Research Institute for Hydrogeological Protection (CNR-IRPI), Via Amendola 122 I, 70126 Bari, Italy, Phone: +39-080-5929584, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The coastal carbonate Apulian aquifers, located in southern Italy, feed several coastal fresh springs and constitute the main local source of high quality water. The Santa Cesarea Terme cave system is almost unique case of hypogenic coastal spring caves, located along the Adriatic Sea coastline and hosting spring coastal outflow of mixed groundwater (from 22°C to 33°C) mainly of thermal groundwater due to infiltration offshore, in the sea bottom, and pure fresh groundwater due rainfall infiltration.
Thermal springs and the outflow system are strictly controlled by both the discontinuity network and the karst processes involving the foreland environment. Detailed geoelectrical prospecting were carried out to bound the upflow continental area of this system, considering the geoelectrical effects of deep water mixing with different salinity and temperature close the Adriatic coast.
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