Karst geology and regional hydrology in Denmark

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Upper Cretaceous chalk and Danian limestone aquifers supply about a third of the drinking water for Denmark. Quaternary sediments cover the carbonate aquifers, and at places with less than 15 m of Quaternary sediments, the aquifers, springs, and adjacent ecotones are especially vulnerable to contamination. The near-surface situated chalk and limestones are related to thin Quaternary sediment cover and karst features (springs, lakes, disappearing streams, caves, dolines). This paper categorizes the various observed karstic features into geological, hydrogeological, and structural settings of the chalk and limestone types that are important for management of this important groundwater resource in Denmark.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKarst groundwater contamination and public health
Subtitle of host publicationBeyond case studies
EditorsWilliam B. White, Janet S. Herman, Ellen K. Herman, Marian Rutigkiano
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-51070-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-51069-9
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventKarst Groundwater Contamination and Public Health - Hilton Condado Plaza Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Duration: 27 Jan 201630 Jan 2016

Publication series

SeriesAdvances in Karst Science


ConferenceKarst Groundwater Contamination and Public Health
Country/TerritoryPuerto Rico
CitySan Juan

Programme Area

  • Programme Area 2: Water Resources


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