Freshwater lens recovery

Computer model outputs showing how a body of fresh groundwater recovers slowly after being inundated for 48 hours by seawater.

Detailed Description

Cross section of an island’s freshwater lens (blue), showing that when seawater (green) floods it, 15 months or longer may pass before the heavier salt water settles to the bottom and eventually mixes out of the system to make it drinkable.


Image Dimensions: 1033 x 1043

Location Taken: US