Submarine groundwater discharge from the Hütelmoor coastal peatlan
Submarine groundwater discharge (SGD) found from a rewetted, drained coastal peatland! Using seepage meters, which are ends of steel drums with an attached collection bag, Ph.D. candidates from the Baltic TRANSCOAST program were able to sample SGD from the Hütelmoor beach. The results of the on-going analysis of the water samples will prove if SGD can be a significant pathway for carbon and other materials from carbon-rich peatlands. Groundwater discharge was previously determined through numerical and geochemical models, but this is the first time actual seepage rates were measured, and SGD water samples were collected. Discrete SGD or seeps were also found around the vicinity of the study site.