Articles | Volume 11, issue 5
Special issue editorial
05 Oct 2017
Special issue editorial |  | 05 Oct 2017

Discovery and characterization of submarine groundwater discharge in the Siberian Arctic seas: a case study in the Buor-Khaya Gulf, Laptev Sea

Alexander N. Charkin, Michiel Rutgers van der Loeff, Natalia E. Shakhova, Örjan Gustafsson, Oleg V. Dudarev, Maxim S. Cherepnev, Anatoly N. Salyuk, Andrey V. Koshurnikov, Eduard A. Spivak, Alexey Y. Gunar, Alexey S. Ruban, and Igor P. Semiletov


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AR by Alexander Charkin on behalf of the Authors (20 Jul 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (28 Jul 2017) by Nina Kirchner
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (09 Aug 2017)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (14 Aug 2017) by Nina Kirchner
AR by Alexander Charkin on behalf of the Authors (18 Aug 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (22 Aug 2017) by Nina Kirchner
Short summary
This study tests the hypothesis that SGD exists in the Siberian Arctic shelf seas, but its dynamics may be largely controlled by complicated geocryological conditions such as permafrost. The permafrost cements rocks, forms a confining bed, and as a result makes it difficult for the groundwater escape to the shelf surface. However, the discovery of subterranean outcrops of groundwater springs in the Buor-Khaya Gulf are clear evidence that a groundwater flow system exists in the environment.