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Global karst springs hydrograph dataset for research and management of the world’s fastest-flowing groundwater

1 University of Freiburg [Freiburg]
2 Department of Anthropology [University of Victoria]
3 Shiraz University - Shiraz University
4 University of Naples Federico II = Università degli studi di Napoli Federico II
5 Universidad de Málaga [Málaga] = University of Málaga [Málaga]
6 IGP - Instituto Geofísico del Perú
7 Parc Naturel Régional des Grands Causses
8 CEREGE - Centre européen de recherche et d'enseignement des géosciences de l'environnement
9 Laboratorio de ecologia de Bentos (Belo Horizonte, Brazil)
10 BRGM - Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières (BRGM)
11 HSM - Hydrosciences Montpellier
12 Franklin and Marshall College
13 ISTO - Institut des Sciences de la Terre d'Orléans - UMR7327
14 Biogéosystèmes Continentaux - UMR7327
15 TUM - Technische Universität Munchen - Technical University Munich - Université Technique de Munich
17 UHS - University of Health Sciences [Vientiane, Laos]
18 Fudan University [Shanghai]
19 University of Bristol [Bristol]
20 AUB - American University of Beirut [Beyrouth]
21 Unibas - Université de Bâle = University of Basel = Basel Universität
22 M2C - Morphodynamique Continentale et Côtière
23 KIT - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
24 University of Birmingham [Birmingham]
25 CAGS - Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences [Beijing]
26 GET - Géosciences Environnement Toulouse
27 Department of Environmental Sciences [Basel]
28 MIO - Institut méditerranéen d'océanologie
29 ISSKA/SISKA - Institut Suisse de Spéléologie et de Karstologie
30 Government of South Australia
31 USP - Universidade de São Paulo = University of São Paulo
32 TTÜ - Tallinn University of Technology
33 Georg-August-University = Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
34 UNIBA - Università degli studi di Bari Aldo Moro = University of Bari Aldo Moro
35 EMMAH - Environnement Méditerranéen et Modélisation des Agro-Hydrosystèmes
36 NCKRI - National Cave and Karst Research Institute
37 LOCEAN - Laboratoire d'Océanographie et du Climat : Expérimentations et Approches Numériques
38 GZG - Geowissenschaftliches Zentrum Göttingen
39 HSM - Hydrosciences Montpellier
40 UiB - University of Bergen
41 University of Belgrade [Belgrade]
42 Worthington Groundwater
Matej Blatnik
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Zhao Chen
Nico Goldscheider
Hervé Jourde
Nicolas Massei
J.L. Seidel
Vianney Sivelle
Andreas Hartmann


Karst aquifers provide drinking water for 10% of the world’s population, support agriculture, groundwater-dependent activities, and ecosystems. These aquifers are characterised by complex groundwater-flow systems, hence, they are extremely vulnerable and protecting them requires an in-depth understanding of the systems. Poor data accessibility has limited advances in karst research and realistic representation of karst processes in large-scale hydrological studies. In this study, we present World Karst Spring hydrograph (WoKaS) database, a community-wide effort to improve data accessibility. WoKaS is the first global karst springs discharge database with over 400 spring observations collected from articles, hydrological databases and researchers. The dataset’s coverage compares to the global distribution of carbonate rocks with some bias towards the latitudes of more developed countries. WoKaS database will ensure easy access to a large-sample of good quality datasets suitable for a wide range of applications: comparative studies, trend analysis and model evaluation. This database will largely contribute to research advancement in karst hydrology, supports karst groundwater management, and promotes international and interdisciplinary collaborations.
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insu-02524019 , version 1 (31-03-2020)



Tunde Olarinoye, Tom Gleeson, Vera Marx, Stefan Seeger, Rouhollah Adinehvand, et al.. Global karst springs hydrograph dataset for research and management of the world’s fastest-flowing groundwater. Scientific Data , 2020, 7 (1), 9 p. ⟨10.1038/s41597-019-0346-5⟩. ⟨insu-02524019⟩
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