Understanding connected surface-water/groundwater systems using Fourier analysis of daily and sub-daily head fluctuations

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Understanding connected surface-water/groundwater systems using Fourier analysis of daily and sub-daily head fluctuations. / Acworth, R. I.; Rau, Gabriel C.; McCallum, Andrew M.; Andersen, Martin S.; Cuthbert, Mark O.

In: Hydrogeology Journal, Vol. 23, No. 1, 02.2015, p. 143-159.

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Acworth, R. I. ; Rau, Gabriel C. ; McCallum, Andrew M. ; Andersen, Martin S. ; Cuthbert, Mark O. / Understanding connected surface-water/groundwater systems using Fourier analysis of daily and sub-daily head fluctuations. In: Hydrogeology Journal. 2015 ; Vol. 23, No. 1. pp. 143-159.

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