Project Updates - 2022
On the 27th of June the team hosted a workshop at the Technical University of Crete which will include an afternoon excursion to the Stylos Spring and Koiliaris stand-alone station.
Between the 28-29th of June there was a field training and field visit to the Gourgouthakas and Liontari caves in the aims of characterizing the geomorphologic features of the extended karts of the Koiliaris Critical Zone Observatory.
Project Updates - 2021
The project organized:
- An online workshop with 44 participants to discuss project objectives and how to involve non-geologists such cavers, mountaineers and others to improve data gathering.3 field trips to Crete (training of cavers in structural geology), Oman and China (with Dr. Xuan Yu) to visit sites of interest.
- 3 field trips to Crete (training of cavers in structural geology), Oman and China (with Dr. Xuan Yu) to visit sites of interest.
- 1 Publication: “Capturing hotspots of fresh submarine groundwater discharge using a coupled surface–subsurface model” in the Journal of Hydrology
Brief outline of the project
By using the very well documented site of the Koiliaris Critical Zone Observatory in Crete-Greece, this project will bring together the disciplines of structural geology, geomorphology and speleology together with hydrology modelling science. The aim is to solve one of the most prominent problems of karst hydrology which is the unknown or “extended” watershed areas contributing in the inter-catchment flow in karstic areas.
The outcomes of the project will be knowledge transfer in areas where the hydrology modelling is not developed like the Sultanate of Oman and the United Arab Emirates, while it will develop a new methodology in karst hydrology modelling by utilizing large amount of geology data (faults, fold axis etc.) in physically-based hydrology model like Penn State Integrated Hydrology Model (PIHM).
- duration: 2021 - 2022
- Hydrogeology theme
- Daniel Moraetis
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org