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HESS | Articles | Volume 22, issue 5
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 2689–2703, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-2689-2018
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the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 2689–2703, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-2689-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 07 May 2018

Research article | 07 May 2018

Predicting groundwater recharge for varying land cover and climate conditions – a global meta-study

Chinchu Mohan et al.
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To ensure a sustainable supply of groundwater, scientific information about what is going into the system as recharge and what is taken out of the system via pumping is essential. This study identified the most influential factors in groundwater recharge and developed an empirical global recharge model. The meteorological and vegetation factors were the most important factors, and the long-term global average recharge was 134 mm per year. This model will aid in groundwater policy-making.
To ensure a sustainable supply of groundwater, scientific information about what is going into...
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